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Drobo 3rd-gen boosts speed and Time Machine usefulness

Drobo 3rd-gen boosts speed and Time Machine usefulness

The latest Drobo Gen3 has been revealed, adding USB 3.0 and boosting speed of the Connected Data quad-bay external drive, as well as improving support for things like Apple's Time Station. Cheaper than before, at $349 without drives, the third-generation Drobo sees an entirely updated system architecture used, for what Connected Data claims is a threefold speed increase over its predecessor.

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Connected Data Transporter 2.0 detailed as Drobo merger talks revealed

Connected Data Transporter 2.0 detailed as Drobo merger talks revealed

Personal cloud provider Connected Data has announced version 2.0 of its Transporter, the bottle-shaped desktop drive that raised more than $260k on Kickstarter, as well as news of merger discussions with Drobo. The updated Transporter functionality - which will be pushed out to existing owners courtesy of a software upgrade - pares back the interface for easier link-sharing and drag'n'drop file management, as well as more granular control over which files are synchronized.

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Drobo Mini Review

Drobo Mini Review

If backup and external storage had a hope of ever being fashionable, then Drobo would probably be the industry icon. Trying its level best to make data devilishly interesting since 2007, the company's primary claim to fame from its glossy black obelisks is their packaging of drive redundancy to an audience who either doesn't understand, or who doesn't want to be bothered with, RAID definitions. Now, there's the Drobo Mini, a compact version intended to take four drives mobile and give them a shot of SSD speed along the way. Read on for our full review.

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Drobo 5N adds gigabit ethernet to five bay backup box

Drobo 5N adds gigabit ethernet to five bay backup box

Drobo has revealed its latest storage and backup device, the Drobo 5N, targeting consumers looking for a new network-attached system with a burst of added speed. The 5N follows in the metaphorical footsteps of the Drobo 5D, announced back in June, with five regular drive bays and an extra nook for slotting in a chunk of solid-state storage to speed up data access, but throws in ethernet connectivity.  

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Transporter Kickstarter summons Drobo engineers for offline sharing device

Transporter Kickstarter summons Drobo engineers for offline sharing device

This week a Kickstarter project has been initiated by the name of Transporter, a device that its creators are saying is both an online yet off-cloud storage solution for personal use. If you're a family member who wants to share massive amounts of photo and video content but you don't want to hassle with the less-than-secure solutions out there at the moment, you're one of the many, many different types of people who may very well benefit from the simplicity of the Transporter. This project is being worked on by several folks responsible for "designing and manufacturing products from Drobo, Handspring, Sling Media, Snap Appliance, and TiVo."

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Drobo B1200i SSD announced with 300x performance

Drobo B1200i SSD announced with 300x performance

It's time to get serious about a solid state drive upgrade with Drobo's brand new B1200i SSD, complete with what the manufacturer says will be a performance boost of up to 300 percent over previous product iterations. This hardware will bring on a hybrid of solid state technology and traditional hard disk drives like SAS or SATA. And what's fabulous for current owners of the B1200i is this: a software update is all you'll need to gain new performance and functionality from Drobo, and it's free!

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Drobo Mini and 5D up for pre-order

Drobo Mini and 5D up for pre-order

Pre-orders for Drobo's latest external storage arrays have opened, with retailers offering up early spots for the new Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini ahead of their September release. Announced back in June, the two models pack Thunderbolt connectivity and optional mSATA SSD bays that can dramatically increase performance, and Drobo claims that pre-sale interest in the pair has been the most frantic of any of the company's models.

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Drobo Mini and 5D revealed: Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 and mSATA SSD

Drobo Mini and 5D revealed: Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 and mSATA SSD

Drobo promised new hardware was imminent and the company has delivered, with two Thunderbolt-toting external storage units, the Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini. Of the two, the Drobo Mini is arguably the most interesting: a 7.3 x 7.1 x 1.8 inch box that squeezes in four 2.5-inch drive bays with a special pop-out loading mechanism and a mSATA SSD bay on the underside that enables the new Drobo Accelerator, a caching system for speeding up overall performance.

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