Wow. Six years ago, I was working for a muti billion-dollar storage company and I saw my first demo of BeyondRAID (before a Drobo existed). I was blown away by the simplicity and flexibility of the storage stack. I had to have it and I quickly became an early Drobo adopter in my own home. Now, I manage the Drobo product family and we are releasing new Drobos based on a platform that has a ground-up design. I am very excited!
The new Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini have everything that we (and I) have always loved from Drobo, with the addition of blazing fast performance, more robust data protection, and an innovative use of solid state drives (SSDs).
Drobo was the first storage array that allowed users to grow their storage as their needs changed with the flexibility to mix and match disk drive sizes. Now, these new Drobos allow you to use hard disk drives (HDDs) and SSDs is the same system, providing the same flexibility value as the storage industry makes it’s long transition to flash-based media.
Check out a video about the Drobo 5D, featuring me, to learn more. I cannot stand listening to myself, so let me know how it is.