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Connected Data has just launched its new Drobo Mini 8TB bundle. Featuring four hot-swappable 2.5” drive bays pre-loaded with four Samsung Spinpoint M9T 2TB drives, the Drobo Mini 8TB bundle is built on the award-winning BeyondRAID technology to ensure that data is not lost in the event of one or two simultaneous drive failures. If a drive does fail, the Mini automatically repairs itself and returns to a protected state while providing full access to all data. Connecting via Thunderbolt or USB 3.0, the Drobo Mini is aImed at photographers, filmmakers and other creative professionals who can quickly and easily transfer large multimedia files from their devices’ media cards on location. The Drobo Mini 8TB bundle is available today at an MSRP of $999.
Drobo Press Release
Drobo Launches World’s Highest Capacity Portable Storage Array
New Drobo Mini 8TB bundle delivers an industry first for protected storage on-the-go
SAN FRANCISCO – September 30, 2014 – Connected Data, the creator of the award-winning Drobo line of smart storage solutions, today announces the immediate availability of its new Drobo Mini 8TB bundle that provides customers with a massive amount of storage space in a small, rugged form factor.
The Drobo Mini 8TB bundle features four hot-swappable 2.5” drive bays pre-loaded with four Samsung® Spinpoint™ M9T 2TB drives. Like all Drobo products, the Drobo Mini 8TB bundle is built on the award-winning BeyondRAID™ Technology to ensure that data is not lost in the event of one or two simultaneous drive failures. If a drive does fail, the Mini automatically repairs itself and returns to a protected state while providing full access to all data. New drives can be added or swapped on-the-fly with zero downtime.
The Drobo Mini connects via Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 providing flexible, high performance access to data while on the road with the confidence to know that data will be safe and protected against loss. All of these features and capabilities come in a sleek-looking package that weighs just three pounds and is small enough to easily fit into any travel bag.
This combination of capacity and extreme durability makes the Drobo Mini ideal for photographers, filmmakers and other creative professionals who can quickly and easily transfer large multimedia files from their devices’ media cards to the Mini while still on location.
“Lugging 8TBs of storage to a photo or video shoot was a real challenge before now,” said Rich Harrington, CEO of RHED Pixel and publisher of Photofocus. “While other companies may offer 8TB options, they tend to lack portability and data protection. This makes other solutions impractical for field use by creative pros. The new Drobo Mini 8TB bundle makes it easy to bring a tremendous amount of storage capacity anywhere we need it while still providing the peace-of-mind that comes with Drobo’s unique approach against drive failure.”
“The Drobo Mini is the ideal storage array for our new 2TB Samsung Spinpoint M9T hard drives,” said David Frankovich, Director PLM, Samsung HDD division of Seagate Technology. “We’re able to provide Drobo users with the highest-capacity and thinnest storage solution available in today’s market.”
Pricing and Availability
The Drobo Mini 8TB bundle is available today at an MSRP of $999 USD through www.drobostore.com and select channel partners.
About Connected Data
Connected Data is the creator of the Drobo line of award-winning smart storage solutions and Transporter, the world’s first peer-to-peer private storage device, and is focused on providing elegantly designed solutions for consumers, professionals and businesses. The Connected Data team consists of the same professionals responsible for the creation of the high performance BlueArc Silicon Server. Connected Data is privately funded and based in San Jose, California.
Drobo, BeyondRAID, and the Drobo logo are trademarks of Connected Data, Inc., which may be registered in some jurisdictions. All other trademarks used are the property of the respective trademark owners.