New Drobo 5N2 adds Ethernet port-bonding, upgraded processor for better performance

New Drobo 5N2 adds Ethernet port-bonding, upgraded processor for better performance

Drobo has been on a roll over the past two years, adding 7 new products to its line of storage appliances in that time. Today, Drobo released the Drobo 5N2 NAS, billed as the fastest 5-bay Drobo NAS yet. At $499 for an "empty" device that can be filled with a mixture of 3.5-inch HDDs or SSDs, the Drobo 5N2 offers a bump up in performance for connected home users, media professionals, and small businesses.

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Drobo 5Dt: Enter our giveaway of this fast, expandable storage for creative professionals

Drobo 5Dt: Enter our giveaway of this fast, expandable storage for creative professionals

Anyone who has been a Mac user for any length of time is familiar with Drobo. The company pioneered fast, easy-to-use, expandable and affordable RAID storage a while back and is still at it, developing ever better versions of its products. Today we're looking at the Drobo 5Dt (US$899.99), a speed-optimized version of the Drobo 5D that features a pair of Thunderbolt 2 ports and an SSD cache for extra speed for the creative professional. We're giving away a Drobo 5Dt and five 2TB HDDs worth $284.95 to one lucky member of Team AWT, so if you're not already a subscriber, now's the time to sign up.

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AWT News Update: June 21, 2016

AWT News Update: June 21, 2016

Today's the first full day of summer after the summer solstice at 3:34 PM Pacific Daylight Time yesterday afternoon, and we have some hot news to go along with the hot weather:

  • OWC announces that they're putting 10TB Enterprise class drives into their RAID solutions
  • Drobo launches the Drobo 5D Turbo Edition, AKA Drobo 5Dt
  • People who bought Kindle books between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012 are getting refunds from Amazon today, funded by Apple
  • Twitter and Vine go to a 140-second video length limit
  • That drastically different iPhone 7 you through you were going to get this year? Aint' gonna happen, says the Wall Street Journal.
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Drobo adds secure remote access with myDrobo, Drobo Access

Drobo adds secure remote access with myDrobo, Drobo Access

Owners of Drobo devices already know just how powerful the BeyondRAID boxes are, but until now, it’s been difficult to access all of that storage securely from a remote location. Today, Drobo announced myDrobo and DroboAccess, two services for Drobo 5N and Drobo B810n Network Attached Storage (NAS) that provide secure remote data access to data and DroboApps that are running on the devices.

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Drobo launches new B810n NAS for SMB market

Drobo launches new B810n NAS for SMB market

Drobo today launched a new addition to its impressive lineup of BeyondRAID storage arrays. The Drobo B810n (US$1,599) is targeted at the small to medium business (SMB) market, supplying a huge potential for up to 64TB of network-attached storage.

The B810n is an 8-bay array built on the tried-and-true Drobo platform. As with the other devices, the B810n uses a carrier-less drive mechanism, meaning that standard 3.5-inch HDD and SSD modules slide right into a slot with no special trays or screws required. Once up and running, indicator lights show the health of the array at a glance. 

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