|[March 26, 2014]
Best Selling 4-Bay Drobo Storage System Gets 3x Performance Boost, New Features and Affordable Low Price
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Connected Data, the creator of the award-winning Drobo line of smart
storage solutions, today announces the release of the latest 4-bay Drobo
and the best-selling product in the company's history. This third
generation Drobo is more affordable, three times faster than the
previous release and includes new features such as USB 3.0,
significantly faster rebuild times and enhanced support for Apple's (News - Alert) Time
Machine®. The company today is also introducing a customer
loyalty discount program of $50 USD off for all first and
second-generation Drobo customers.
The Most Advanced 4-Bay Drobo Ever: This third generation Drobo
features a new low price of $349 and a completely new architecture,
making it three times faster than the previous generation. In addition,
four times faster rebuild times maximize data availability in the event
of a disk drive failure, and the addition of battery back up provides
even more protection in case of a power outage.
Data Protection Made Simple: Drobo is the easiest to manage
storage solution available. If a drive fails, Drobo automatically
protects data without user intervention. In addition, you can purchase
the capacity you need now and increase space by adding additional disk
drives, or by just swapping smaller disks with larger ones later. When
you do, the additional capacity is instantly available. Drobo even
protects against one or two simultaneous drive failures with just one
Customer Loyalty Program: To make the transition to a new system
even more affordable, Connected Data is offering first and second
generationDrobo customers a $50 USD discount when they purchase a new
Drobo through www.drobostore.com
and select channel partners through June 9th, 2014.
Investment Protection: Like all Drobo products, the third
generation Drobo is built upon the award-winning BeyondRAID technology.
BeyondRAID is the foundation that allows first and second generation
Drobo customers to seamlessly upgrade to a new Drobo by simply removing
the disk pack from their current Drobo, and moving it to their new one.
Upgrading not only gives customers an instant performance boost, but
also delivers all the other benefits of the new Drobo.
Enhanced Time Machine Support: Apple's Time Machine will
consume all of the capacity of an external storage system without a
simple way to set specific capacity limits. Drobo today releases an
integrated feature that allows users to easily allocate a specific
amount of capacity to be dedicated for Time Machine backups that
preserves the maximum space available for data storage.
"With the addition of the latest generation of the best-selling Drobo,
we are not only continuing with the simplicity that our customers
appreciate, we are bringing added value in the form of investment
protection to the owners of the previous two generations," said Joe
Disher, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Drobo. "No other product
in the market allows you to not only increase your drive capacity on the
fly, but move drives from a current system and slide them into a newer,
faster model without complexity or downtime."
Pricing and Availability
MSRP for the new Drobo Gen3 is $349 USD. Pre-orders are being accepted
starting today at www.drobostore.com,
and through select channel partners. Shipments are scheduled to begin in
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, 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. Apple and Time
Machine are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. All trademarks are the
property of the respective trademark owners. All other trademarks used
belong to their respective owners.
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