Drobo 4 Bay USB / Firewire Enclosure

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  • Hard Drive Array
  • 4 Bays
  • Hi-Speed USB

Product Description

Drobo 4 Bay USB / Firewire Enclosure

Meet your primary storage, the second generation of the safe, expandable Drobo storage robot. It's so simple anyone can use it, yet powerful enough for business. Drobo plugs into Mac, PC and Linux systems for redundant data protection without the complexities of RAID.

Dynamically expand storage any time; Drobo holds four drive bays using any combination of 3.5" SATA drives. It comes with FireWire 800 and USB 2.0, so you get the data protection you need with the speed and interface you want.

Go Faster with FireWire 800. Hi-Speed USB 2.0.
With FireWire 800 alongside USB 2.0 and an upgraded core processor, Drobo is now the fastest product in its class. It is the perfect solution for both primary and backup storage of large media and productivity files such as video, photos, music, audio, and troves of documents and spreadsheets. In fact, even if you're now using USB 2.0, the new Drobo is up to three times as fast its predecessor in typical usage.

No Software or Drivers are Needed
The Drobo magic comes from the software that's built into the hardware called BeyondRAID-an advanced storage technology. Drobo does everything for you from expanding capacity when you add a drive, to self-healing around drive failures and data errors. Drobo also includes a powerful desktop software utility called Drobo Dashboard, which shows you how much capacity you've used and when you need to replace or upgrade a drive. You can also use Drobo Dashboard for firmware updates and email alerts.

Simple Management
Green Means Go. Drobo is equipped with a series of LEDs on its front-side that shows you all you need to know about how Drobo is doing and how much free capacity you have. If you've ever successful navigated a traffic signal, you're a certified Drobo expert. (Check your mailbox - your certificate is on its way!) Also, install new "bare" hard drives with no need for screwdrivers, drive carriers, or any other tools.

Redundantly Safe
Drobo can ensure your data is safe even if a hard disk fails. If disks fail, Drobo automatically enters a state of self-healing and your data is relayed out across the remaining healthy disks and sectors.

Redundantly Safe
When Drobo detects a "bad" hard disk, it proactively advises you with a series of warnings ranging from a blinking red LED on its front panel, to pop-up alerts in Drobo Dashboard, to email alerts. What Drobo does next is exceptional. Entering a self-healing mode where it repairs around the bad sector or disk, Drobo will work until it returns to the safest state possible. If Drobo has sufficient time and free capacity, it can even withstand additional hard disk failures - that's the power of self-healing.

Technical Specification

Drobo 4 Bay USB / Firewire Enclosure

Storage Controller

Controller Interface Type Serial ATA-300
Type SATA - integrated
Interface Type SATA 3Gb/s
Supported Devices Hard drive


Width 15.2 cm
Depth 27.2 cm
Height 16 cm
Device Type Hard drive array
Localisation European Union


Supported Drives SATA-300
Installed Devices / Modules Qty 0
Supported Devices / Modules Qty 4


HDD Array External Interface FireWire 800, USB 2.0

Expansion / Connectivity

Interfaces 1 x USB 2.0 ¦ 1 x FireWire 800
Expansion Bays 4 (total) / 4 (free) x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H


Power Device External power adapter
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V - 50/60 Hz

Hard Drive

Type No HDD

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Limited warranty - 1 year
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 1 year

System Requirements

OS Required Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 2003


Cables Included 1 x USB cable - 1.8 m ¦ 1 x IEEE 1394b cable - 1.8 m
Software Included Drivers & Utilities
Compliant Standards UL, cUL, FCC Part 15 B

Dimensions & Weight

Width 15.2 cm
Depth 27.2 cm
Height 16 cm

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