My thanks to Data Robotics for once again sponsoring the DF RSS feed. I’ve praised Drobo before and I’ll do it again: it’s a terrific data storage device. It acts like a single volume, but uses up to four physical hard disks for storage. Data is stored redundantly, so if one disk goes bad your data is OK. You can instantly expand to more storage by adding another disk or replacing an existing disk with a larger one. And the new second-generation Drobo offers FireWire 800 (in addition to USB 2) for faster performance. It’s a terrific product.
★ Friday, 5 September 2008