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Two completely new personal/professional products:
We are expecting performance to be up to 5 times faster than previous generation Drobos. Click here to see results of performance testing for the Drobo Mini and 5D.
Drobo Mini and 5D both includes a battery that protects all data in memory, or cache, i.e., data on its way to drives. Yes, Drobo Mini actually has room for a big battery (barely)! When power spontaneously goes away, the battery keeps the Drobo alive long enough for the data to be written to non-volatile storage, ensuring your important information is safe. This battery recharges itself and is designed to last for the life of the product. No worry anymore about the battery coming on and running out before power is restored.
This is new. These products will not only protect all data (metadata and user data) in memory, but after a power fail event, it will also write all of that data to non-volatile storage (an industrial-grade USB drive inside) and then turn off the battery.
Key new features in the Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini include:
Drobo 5D supports disk pack migration from Gen 2 4-bay Drobo with FireWire, Gen 1 and Gen 2 Drobo S. Disk pack migrations are not supported from Gen 1 4-bay Drobo.
Just like every Drobo, we support drives of all sizes, which is currently 4TB for 3.5” HDDs and 1TB for 2.5” HDDs. When larger drives become available, they will be supported in these Drobos.
Both. You can find the most current information here.
SSDs are not like HDDs; they are all unique in their own way. Make sure you check the SSD compatibility list to ensure that the drive you're considering works with your Drobo.
Drobo Store sells a 60GB mSATA SSD Drive in our online store for the Drobo Accelerator Bay.