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Drobo Storage Comparison
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Drobo Storage Products
  Product Name Ideal Environment # of Drives Interfaces
Drobo Mini Drobo Mini Portable, protected storage for photographers and videographers to take on the road 4-bay 2 x Thunderbolt, 1 x USB 3.0
Drobo Drobo Desktop storage ideal for storing and backing up your data on your Mac or Windows based laptop or PC 4-bay 1 x USB 3.0
Drobo 5D Drobo 5D High-performance, desktop storage for professionals 5-bay 2 x Thunderbolt, 1 x USB 3.0
Drobo 5Dt Drobo 5Dt Complete solution for creative power users, includes mSATA card, 3 year DroboCare and 4K monitor support 5-bay 2 x Thunderbolt 2, 1 x USB 3.0
Drobo 5N Drobo 5N Networked storage for connected home, home office, or small office environment 5-bay 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
Drobo B810n Drobo B810n Easy to use network attached storage coupled with hybrid storage and Data Aware Tiering 8-bay 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
Drobo B810i Drobo B810i Best in class 8 Bay iSCSI SAN engineered for SMB’s with Data – Aware Tiering 8-bay 2 x Gigabit Ethernet for data
1 x Gigabit Ethernet for management
Drobo B1200i Series Drobo B1200i iSCSI SAN for Server Virtualization and Business Critical Applications 12-bay 3 x Gigabit Ethernet (iSCSI)

Drobo Storage For Businesses Comparison:

Drobo Storage For Businesses
  File Sharing Solutions iSCSI SAN Solutions
  Drobo B810n Storage
Drobo B810n
Drobo B810i Storage
Drobo B810i
Drobo B1200i Storage
Drobo B1200i
Description 8-Bay File Sharing Storage for Business 8-Bay SAN Storage for Business 12-Bay SAN Storage for Business
Storage Type Network-Attached (NAS) iSCSI SAN iSCSI SAN
Scalability Up to 100 users* Up to 8 servers
Up to 100 email accounts
Up to 20 virtual machines
Up to 24 servers
Up to 250 email accounts
Up to 60 virtual machines
Drive Bays 8 8 12
Drive Type 3.5" SATA, SSD 3.5" SATA, SSD 3.5" SATA, SAS, SSD
Interfaces 2 x Gb Ethernet 2 x Gb Ethernet iSCSI
1 x Gb Ethernet for Management
3 x Gb Ethernet iSCSI
(multi server),
1 x Gb Ethernet for Management
Form Factor Desktop / Rackmount (3U) Desktop / Rackmount (3U) Rackmount (3U)
BeyondRAID
Thin Provisioning
Data-Aware Tiering
Drive Protection Single or Dual Single or Dual Single or Dual
Smart Volumes Automatic Up to 255 Up to 255
Drobo Apps
Power / Cooling Fixed Fixed Swappable, Redundant
Management Drobo Dashboard Drobo Dashboard Drobo Dashboard, SNMP
DroboCare™ Services & Support Program Optional Optional Optional

*A maximum of 32 user accounts with passwords can be created on a B800fs. (A maximum of 64 shares can be created.) On the B800fs, multiple users can use the same account to access shares.

Drobo Storage For Professionals Comparison:

Drobo Storage For Professionals
  File Sharing Solutions Direct Attached Solutions
  Drobo 5N Storage
Drobo 5N
Drobo 5Dt Storage
Drobo 5Dt
Drobo 5D Storage
Drobo 5D
Drobo
Drobo
Drobo Mini
Drobo Mini
Description Networked storage for connected home, home office, or small office environment Complete solution for creative power users, includes mSATA card, 3 year DroboCare and 4K monitor support High-performance, desktop storage for professionals Desktop storage ideal for storing and backing up your data on your Mac or Windows based laptop or PC Portable, high-performance storage for photographers and videographers to take on the road
Storage Type Network-Attached (NAS) Direct-Attached (DAS) Direct-Attached (DAS) Direct-Attached (DAS) Direct-Attached (DAS)
Scalability Single User Single User Single User Single User Single User
Drive Bays 5 5 5 4 4
Drive Type 3.5" SATA, SSD 3.5" SATA, SSD 3.5" SATA, SSD 3.5" SATA 2.5" SATA
Interfaces 1 x Gigabit Ethernet 2 x Thunderbolt 2,
1 x USB 3.0
2 x Thunderbolt,
1 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 3.0 2 x Thunderbolt,
1 x USB 3.0
Form Factor Desktop Desktop Desktop Desktop Desktop / Portable
BeyondRAID
Thin Provisioning
Data-Aware Tiering
Drive Protection Single or Dual Single or Dual Single or Dual Single or Dual Single or Dual
Smart Volumes Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drobo Apps
Power / Cooling Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Management Drobo Dashboard Drobo Dashboard Drobo Dashboard Drobo Dashboard Drobo Dashboard
DroboCare™ Services & Support Program Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional