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Drobo Storage For Businesses
  Product Name Ideal Environment # of Drives Interfaces
Drobo model B800fs Drobo B800FS File sharing storage with integrated data replication for small businesses 8-bay 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
Drobo model B800i Drobo B800i Cost-effective iSCSI SAN for businesses needing primary or backup storage 8-bay 2 x Gigabit Ethernet for iSCSI, USB 2.0 for Management
Drobo B1200i Series Drobo B1200i iSCSI SAN for Server Virtualization and Business Critical Applications 12-bay 3 x Gigabit Ethernet
Drobo Storage For Professionals
  Product Name Ideal Environment # of Drives Interfaces
Drobo Mini Drobo Mini Portable, high-performance storage for professionals 4-bay Thunderbolt, 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 5N Drobo 5N Networked storage for connected home, home office, or small office environment 5-bay 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
Drobo 5D Drobo 5D High-performance, desktop storage for professionals 5-bay Thunderbolt, USB 3.0

 

Drobo Storage For Businesses Comparison:

Drobo Storage For Businesses
  File Sharing Solutions iSCSI SAN Solutions
  Drobo B800FS Storage
Drobo B800FS
Drobo B800i Storage
Drobo B800i
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 3.5" SATA 3.5" SATA, SAS, SSD
Interfaces 2 x Gb Ethernet 2 x Gb Ethernet iSCSI
(multi server),
USB 2.0 (Admin only)
3 x Gb Ethernet iSCSI
(multi server),
1 x Management
Form Factor Desktop / Rackmount (3U) Desktop / Rackmount (3U) Rackmount (3U)
BeyondRAIDTM Yes, Included Yes, Included Yes, Included
Thin Provisioning Yes, Included Yes, Included Yes, Included
Data-Aware Tiering N/A N/A Yes, Included
Drive Protection Single or Dual Single or Dual Single or Dual
Smart Volumes Automatic Up to 255 Up to 255
Drobo Sync Yes, Included N/A N/A
Drobo Apps Yes, Included N/A N/A
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 5D Storage
Drobo 5D
Drobo
Drobo
Drobo Mini
Drobo Mini
Description Networked storage for connected home, home office, or small office environment 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 professionals
Storage Type Network-Attached (NAS) Direct-Attached (DAS) Direct-Attached (DAS) Direct-Attached (DAS)
Scalability Single User Single User Single User Single User
Drive Bays 5 5 4 4
Drive Type 3.5" SATA, SSD 3.5" SATA, SSD 3.5" SATA 2.5" SATA
Interfaces Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 USB 3.0 Thunderbolt, USB 3.0
Form Factor Desktop Desktop Desktop Desktop / Portable
BeyondRAIDTM Yes, Included Yes, Included Yes, Included Yes, Included
Thin Provisioning Yes, Included Yes, Included Yes, Included Yes, Included
Data-Aware Tiering Yes, Included Yes, Included Yes, Included Yes, Included
Drive Protection Single or Dual Single or Dual Single or Dual Single or Dual
Smart Volumes Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drobo Sync N/A N/A N/A N/A
Drobo Apps Yes, Included N/A N/A N/A
Power / Cooling Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Management Drobo Dashboard Drobo Dashboard Drobo Dashboard Drobo Dashboard
DroboCare™ Services & Support Program Optional Optional Optional Optional