Network Storage Made Simple With Built-in Remote Replication

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The Freedom to Share

Delivering massive capacity with support for the largest drives available on the market, the Drobo B800fs allows you to share all your important files connecting seamlessly to your existing Ethernet network. Share data with all the computers on your network and keep your vital data protected with Drobo Sync offsite replication. You have the freedom to customize your Drobo to meet your own unique set of requirements; and by combining a Drobo B800fs with your choice of hard drives, new flexible storage configurations are at your fingertips!


Here are some resources to help you choose the perfect Drobo.

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  • Which Drobo is Right?

    Our 4 easy steps to help you choose the right Drobo.

  • Capacity Calculator

    Approximates the space utilized with various mixed disk configurations.

  • Drive Selector

    Balance acquisition costs and performance requirements vs. capacity requirements.

  • Drobo Migration

    When it comes to upgrading your Drobo to a larger or newer version, you have several options.

Leave Your Limitations Behind…Go BeyondRAID® Read More

Leave Your Limitations Behind…Go BeyondRAID®

Built on our award-winning BeyondRAID technology, the Drobo B800fs protects your data without any intervention – even in the event of multiple drive failures. You can even switch from single to dual disk redundancy with a single click, ensuring enterprise-level dual parity data protection when required. Drobo’s with BeyondRAID are also self-healing and have virtual hot-spares. If a drive happens to fail, Drobo will automatically re-layout the data to return to a protected state without disruption.

Drobo takes the up front guess work out of determining the amount of capacity you require. Buy the capacity you need today, and when you need more storage, simply replace your smallest drive with a larger one and immediately use that capacity in seconds. You can even mix and match drive brands, capacities and speeds.

To further enhance your experience, every Drobo comes with Smart Volume technology. Smart Volumes® are thinly provisioned volumes that automatically utilize capacity as needed from a common pool of storage. Additionally, as data is deleted, free capacity is returned to that common pool, immediately increasing the available capacity.

BeyondRAID along with Smart Volumes deliver next-generation storage technology by bringing together enhanced data protection, reliability, expandability, and ease-of-use. Learn More

Pain Free Expansion Read More

Pain Free Expansion

Expanding your storage capacity with a Drobo couldn’t be easier. There’s no long, risky process to add capacity to a Drobo – no need to go through the time consuming and complex administration of destroying your RAID sets and recreating with larger drives; and then finally restoring from your backup. When it’s time to add storage capacity to a Drobo, simply insert additional disk drives or replace the smallest disks with larger ones. The unique, carrier-less drive-bay design results in efficient and pain free scalability that won’t leave you running out of space when you need it most.

If you’re running low on space, the lights on the front of the Drobo B800fs tell you exactly what to do. The innovative, user-friendly industrial design allows you to add or hot-swap larger capacity drives, without tools, on the fly, for storage expansion with zero downtime. Expand your capacity without missing a beat while safely storing, sharing and backing up all your data with ease and peace of mind. It’s that simple!

Simple File Sharing Read More

Simple File Sharing

Drobo B800fs connects directly to your Ethernet network to make sharing your data easy. With its two Gigabit Ethernet ports, you can establish connection failover or configure the Drobo to connect to two separate networks (i.e. one for data and the other for Drobo Sync replication). Connect and access shared data using any computer. The Drobo natively supports for CIFS/SMB and AFP network protocols to connect and share with any Windows or Mac client.

Onsite and Offsite Backup Read More

Onsite and Offsite Backup

The Drobo B800fs enables you to centralize your network backup for Mac and Windows users in small offices or workgroup environments. With the most seamless support for Apple Time Machine by any network storage system on the market, backing up your data is as easy as clicking a box in the Drobo Dashboard!

Looking for a flexible Disaster Recovery solution? Included with every Drobo B800fs is Drobo Sync, an intelligent and easy-to-use data replication tool that can seamlessly synchronize and backup your valuable data from one Drobo to another on your network or remote site. Protecting your data offsite safeguards you from a major disaster, resulting in peace of mind.

DroboApps Read More


Drobo Apps are embedded applications that extend the capabilities of the Drobo B800fs. Partnering with strategic application vendors and solution providers (e.g. Barracuda Copy & Plex), Drobo now offers enhanced features that augment user data interaction. Drobo Apps are designed to be simple to install and configure – just like a Drobo! Installation is performed from within Drobo Dashboard, and all applications are fully supported by Drobo and our technology partners. Learn More

Rack Mount Ready, Desktop Quiet Read More

Rack Mount Ready, Desktop Quiet

Drobo B800fs can be deployed in a server room for IT use or on a desktop for workgroup sharing of storage, thanks to its compact design and quiet operation. Dual smart fans automatically manage their speeds to optimize cooling and minimize operating noise. You can even configure Drobo to spin down drives when they’re not in use to further reduce noise and save energy. (Drobo B800fs Rack Mount sold separately.)

  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports
Drives and Expansion
  • Up to eight (8) 3.5″ SATA I/II/III drives
  • Drives of any manufacturer, capacity, spindle speed, and/or cache can be used. No carriers or tools required. Click here for drive recommendations.
  • Expandable by adding drives or hot-swapping drives with larger ones. Use the Capacity Calculator to estimate available storage in various configurations.
BeyondRAID Features
  • Thin Provisioning
  • Instant Expansion
  • Mixed Drive Size Utilization
  • Automatic Protection Levels
  • Single – or Dual-Disk Redundancy
  • Virtual Hot Spare
  • Data Aware
  • Drive Re-ordering
  • Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lights
  • Drobo Dashboard version 2.6 or later
Operating System Support
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
  • Windows 8/8.1 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows 7 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows XP SP3 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2012 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2003 32 and 64 bit
Network Protocols
  • Common Internet File System (CIFS)/ Server Message Block (SMB)
  • Apple Filing Protocol (AFP)
Ethernet Features
  • Connection failover
  • Jumbo frames (up to 9000 bytes MTU)
Hardware Features
  • Carrier-less Drive Bays
  • Field replaceable controller card, power supplies, and cooling fan unit
Additional Software Features
  • Drobo Sync remote replication
  • DroboApps
  • Drive Spin Down
  • Mac OS X Time Machine Support
  • One (1) year warranty in the US or outside the EU or two (2) year warranty in the EU.
Size and Weight
  • Desktop or 3U Rack Mount Form Factor (rack mount kit optional)
  • Width: 12.17 in (309.1 mm)
  • Height: 5.46 in (138.7 mm)
  • Depth: 14.1 in (358.1 mm)
  • Weight: 16 lb 3 oz (7.4 kg) without hard drives, power supply, or packaging.
Power and Cooling
  • Internal Power Supply: AC Input – 100/240 VAC, 1.8/0.75 A, 50/60 Hz
  • Power Consumption –
    • Idle System (standby, drives off): 13 watts
    • Typical Idle System (drive spin down mode, eight (8) drives): 25 watts
    • Typical Busy System (four (4) drives): 82 watts
  • Dual, fixed cooling fans
Environmental Specifications
  • Acoustics – Normal Operation: 30.4 dB
  • Operating Temperature: 10°C – 35°C (50° – 95°F)
  • Non-Operating Temperature (storage): -10° – 60°C (14° – 140°F)
  • Operating Humidity: 5% – 80%
  • Environmental: RoHS, WEEE, REACH
  • Regulatory: FCC Part 15 Class A; Canada ICES-003 Class B; CE Mark; CISPR22:19973rd Edition Class B; MIC Mark; VCCI Approval to V.3; BSMI Approval to CNS13438; ACA Approval to AS/NZS 3548
  • Safety: UL, cUL, TUV, CB
Box Contents
  • Drobo B800fs
  • 2 x 6 ft Ethernet cables
  • 6 ft (1.8 m) power cord with power supply (100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz)
  • Quick Start Card
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Drobo Resource CD, which includes the Drobo Dashboard application
Optional Accessories
  • Drobo 8-Bay Rack Mount Kit

Drobo B800fs

Smart storage that grows with you and protects what matters.