Drobo B1200i 48TB (12 x 4TB SAS) 12 Bay SAN

QuickFind: 543128 Mfr part code: DR-B1200I-1A31/48TB-S
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  • Supported Drives: Serial ATA-300 / SAS
  • Rack-mountable 3U

Product Description

Drobo B1200i 48TB (12 x 4TB SAS) 12 Bay SAN

A Drobo B1200i iSCSI array can hold up to 36TB of raw storage and beyond. To add capacity, simply insert a new hard drive or replace your smallest drive with a larger one, even when all drive bays are full. Unlike traditional RAID systems, the BeyondRAID technology in Drobo enables you to leverage different drive capacities, allowing for continuous expansion as larger drives become available. With Drobo, expansion is automatic and instantaneous and access to data is always maintained, all while protecting you from two simultaneous drive failures.

The Drobo B1200i moves beyond the days of manually tuning an array for applications that have different storage requirements. Automated Data-Aware Tiering leverages high-capacity hard disk drives (HDDs) paired with high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) to deliver application-optimized storage that requires no manual tuning. SSD support with Automated Data-Aware Tiering is available in firmware version 1.1.0 or higher.

The B1200i is the first Drobo with serviceable modular components. This hardware design provides a removable controller card; dual-redundant, hot-swappable power supplies; and a hot-swappable cooling fan unit.
You can source field replaceable units in advance in case of a single hardware component failure, to ensure high uptimes. This delivers the higher level of availability demanded by virtualized IT environments.

  • Up to 12 x 3.5" SATA I/II/III - SAS-1/2 hard disk drives (HDD's) and solid state drives (SSD's) (sold separately)
  • Seamless integration into TCP/IP network infrastructure
  • BeyondRAID™ Technology with single- or dual-drive redundancy
  • Certified for Symantec Backup Exec, Veeam Backup, VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer environments
  • Ethernet features connection failover and jumbo frames (up to 9000 bytes MTU)
  • Innovative and time saving smart volume management
  • Integrated thin provisioning
  • Dual redundant, hot swappable power supplies and redundant, hot swappable cooling fan unit
  • Supports NTFS, FAT32, HFS+, ext3, VMFS, and LVM file systems (please see full specification for further details)
  • 2 year warranty

Technical Specification

Drobo B1200i 48TB (12 x 4TB SAS) 12 Bay SAN


Width 43.61 cm
Depth 55.5 cm
Height 13.21 cm
Weight 21.3 kg
Device Type Hard drive array
Enclosure Type Rack-mountable - 3U


Supported Drives SATA-600 / SAS-2
Installed Devices / Modules Qty 12
Supported Devices / Modules Qty 12

Storage Controller

Type SAS - integrated (Gigabit Ethernet)
Interface Type SATA 6Gb/s / SAS 6Gb/s
Channel Qty 12
Data Transfer Rate 600 MBps
Max Storage Devices Qty 12

Hard Drive

Type HDD - hot-swap
Interface Type SAS
Capacity 12 x 4 TB


Power Device 2 x internal power supply - hot-plug
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V - 50/60 Hz
Max Supported Qty 2
Power Redundancy Yes
Power Redundancy Scheme 1+1

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Bays 12 (total) / 0 (free) x hot-swap - 3.5"
Interfaces 3 x Ethernet 1000Base-T - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x Ethernet 1000Base-T (management) - RJ-45


Total Array Capacity 48 TB
HDD Array External Interface Gigabit Ethernet
Host Channels 3
Maximum LUNs 255

System Requirements

OS Required Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition SP1, Apple MacOS X Server 10.5.8 or later, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 (32/64-bits) SP1, Citrix XenServer 5.6


Software Included Drobo Dashboard
Rack Mounting Kit Included
Compliant Standards UL, TUV, VCCI, BSMI, CISPR 22 Class B, cUL, CB, ICES-003 Class B, MIC, RoHS, WEEE, FCC Part 15 A, ACA, REACH

Dimensions & Weight

Width 43.61 cm
Depth 55.5 cm
Height 13.21 cm
Weight 21.3 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature 10 °C
Max Operating Temperature 35 °C
Humidity Range Operating 20 - 80%

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