The new Drobo Mini 8TB bundle features four hot-swappable 2.5-inch drive bays pre-loaded with four Samsung Spinpoint M9T 2TB drives in a small, rugged form factor. Thanks to its BeyondRAID Technology, data is never lost even if one or two simultaneous drives fail. If a drive does fail, the Mini automatically repairs itself and returns to a protected state while providing full access to all data. Any internal hard drive can be added or swapped on-the-fly with zero downtime.
The Drobo Mini connects via Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 providing flexible, high performance access to data while on the road with the confidence to know that data will be safe and protected against loss. All of these features and capabilities come in a sleek-looking package that weighs just three pounds and is small enough to easily fit into any travel bag.
This combination of capacity and extreme durability makes the Drobo Mini ideal for photographers, filmmakers and other creative professionals who can quickly and easily transfer large multimedia files from their devices’ media cards to the Mini while still on location.
“Lugging 8TBs of storage to a photo or video shoot was a real challenge before now,” said Rich Harrington, CEO of RHED Pixel and publisher of Photofocus. “While other companies may offer 8TB options, they tend to lack portability and data protection. This makes other solutions impractical for field use by creative pros. The new Drobo Mini 8TB bundle makes it easy to bring a tremendous amount of storage capacity anywhere we need it while still providing the peace-of-mind that comes with Drobo’s unique approach against drive failure.”
Pricing and Availability
The Drobo Mini 8TB bundle is available now for $999. The diskless Drobo Mini is $449, but you’ll need to buy the internal hard drives separately.