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Drobo Storage Comparison
Drobo Product Line Card

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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 4 Bay 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
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 Sync
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 5D Storage
Drobo 5D
Drobo
Drobo 4 Bay
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
Thin Provisioning
Data-Aware Tiering
Drive Protection Single or Dual Single or Dual Single or Dual Single or Dual
Smart Volumes Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drobo Sync
Drobo Apps
Power / Cooling Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Management Drobo Dashboard Drobo Dashboard Drobo Dashboard Drobo Dashboard
DroboCare™ Services & Support Program Optional Optional Optional Optional