Drobo Mini Solid State Drive Aimed at Creative Professionals
The Drobo Mini connects through a Thunderbolt connection or USB 3.0 and features four 2.5-inch SSD drive bays with an mSATA accelerator option.Drobo announced the launch of its Drobo Mini with Solid State Disk (SSD) drives, which are available in three capacity bundles of 1 terabyte (TB), 2TB and 4TB starting at a suggested price of $1,199. Available through the company’s online store or select channel partners, the drives are designed to be portable, rugged and expandable, and are aimed at filmmakers, photographers and creative professionals who need to capture and protect data while on location, and safely transport footage and photos back to the studio for post-production. The Drobo Mini connects through a Thunderbolt connection or USB 3.0 and features four 2.5-inch SSD drive bays with an mSATA accelerator option, weighing in at less than three pounds. "The core benefits that any user receives when using a Drobo are still tremendous value. Being able to start with the capacity you need today and growing over time; simplicity to deploy, use and manage is key – no need to be a storage expert," Joe Disher, senior director of product marketing for Connected Data, said in a statement. "Adding the SSDs to our portable Drobo provides tremendous performance as well as the reliability and redundancy needed for filmmakers that don’t have time to have lost data."
Like all of the company’s products, Drobo Mini protects data without user intervention, even in the event of multiple SSD drive failures.