May 22, 2010 – If you’re looking for a file storage and backup solution for your small Mac based studio then look no further. Data Robotics new Drobo FS provides network file sharing capabilities and automated data protection with Apple’s Time Machine backup software.
Features and Benefits of using Drobo FS with Time Machine
- Set Time Machine capacity limits – Users can control how much Drobo FS capacity is used by Time Machine backups.
- Plug in, share, and back up – The Drobo FS connects directly to any Gigabit Ethernet network for a true plug in and share set-up experience. Multiple users on a network can automatically and simultaneously back up to the same Drobo FS target.
- Open and customizable storage – Using an open-source platform and the growing library of third-party DroboApps, which include media and web applications, users can customize Drobo FS to their unique sharing environment and requirements.
- 5-drive capacity with instant expansion to 10TB and beyond – Customers with growing storage requirements can easily add data capacity by simply inserting a new hard drive or replacing the smallest drive with a larger one, even when all five drive bays are full. With Drobo FS, expansion is automatic, instantaneous, and access to data is always maintained.
- Single- and dual-drive redundancy – The Drobo FS dual drive redundancy option protects against the simultaneous failure of up to two hard drives. Customers can engage this option with a single click without ever losing access to their data.
- Self-healing technology – With BeyondRAID, the Drobo FS continually examines data blocks and sectors on each drive to flag potential issues. The preemptive “scrubbing” helps ensure data is being written only to healthy drive areas and automatically keeps data in the safest state possible – even when a drive fails.
UPDATE: Just added the below video which was created by Data Robotics and gives a little more information about the company, Drobo FS and Drobo Apps.
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