My thanks to Data Robotics for sponsoring this week’s DF RSS feed. They bill Drobo as “the most advanced storage device known to man or robot-kind” — at least from a consumer perspective, that’s exactly right. It’s a USB 2 device that is expandable with up to four hard drive bays; you just stick drives in the bays and the Drobo handles the rest. Data gets replicated across physical drives. In short, Drobo offers affordable, reliable, expandable storage and is incredibly easy to use and understand.
For more info, check out Macworld’s 4.5-mouse review and Andy Ihnatko’s review for the Chicago Sun-Times. Use the coupon code “FIREBALL” and save $50.
★ Friday, 11 April 2008