Drobo is a safe, affordable, and expandable storage device with 4, 5, 8, or 12 bays, which connects to Mac and Windows systems and takes standard 3.5" SATA/SAS hard drives.
Drobo solves the three major storage challenges in one device â€“ data protection, capacity adjustment, and application service-level optimization â€“ through patented BeyondRAIDâ„¢, Thin Provisioning and Reclamation, and Automated Data-Aware Tiering technology. Drobo lets users hot-swap drives, mix and match drives of different capacities, speeds, and types (SATA / SAS / SSD), and perform zero-support drive pack migration. This means that customers can optimize storage economies without worrying about drive order, data loss, downtime, or compatibility. They can swap in drives as needed, while the Drobo is running.