지금 까지 컴퓨터를 사용하면서 하드디스크가 깨지는 경험을 딱 한 번 해봤습니다. 삼성하드디스크였는데 좀 사용하다보니 먹통이 되더군요.
그 원인은 조립 컴퓨터를 샀었는데.. 조립 당시 하드디스크 나사가 배송이 되면서 풀렸었습니다. 그 충격으로 인해서 좀 사용하다보니 뻑이 나더군요... A/S센터에 가니 그냥 새 하드디스크로 교체를 해주었지만.. 그 안에 있는 데이터는 그냥 날려버린 것이죠..
그 이후에는 그런 사례들을 전산센터에서 종종보고 했는데 직접 경험하지 않다보니 데이터 보존의 중요성을 망각하게 되는 것 같습니다.
지금 상황에서는 데이터의 보존보다도 용량의 한계를 느껴서 나스가 필요한 실정이 되어 버렸네요.
기존에는 꾸준히 시놀러지사의 나스를 보아왔었는데.. 최근에는 드로보 제품으로 눈이 돌아가네요...
아직, 가격이 쎈지라... 그래도 데이터의 안정적인 보관을 위해서는 꼭 필요한 아이템 중에 하나가 아닐까 합니다.
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|No Headache Data Redundancy|
|Drobo utilizes the revolutionary BeyondRAID storage technology that protects data against a hard disk crash, yet is simple enough for anyone to use. As long as you have more than a single disk in Drobo, all data on Drobo is safe no matter which hard disk fails. There’s no need to worry about anything else.|
Learn more about Drobo's revolutionary technology
|Your library of data grows every moment. Now, your storage solution expands in seconds, too. Drobo holds up to four hard drives, can expand at any time and supports up to 16TB on a single volume as disk sizes increase. Choose how big you want your Drobo today with any combination of drives capacities.|
|FireWire 800 & USB 2.0|
|Why compromise? Safety and accessibility now go hand in hand. Experience Drobo with both FireWire 800 and USB 2.0. It's the data protection and peace of mind you need with the performance and interfaces you want.|
|Windows, Mac, Linux
Drobo works with all three major operating system platforms and their native file systems².
|Hard Drives a la carte|
Unlike other storage solutions, Drobo allows you to purchase as much or as little storage as you like up front. Since you can expand at any time, Drobo is the right solution for your budget.
Consolidate Your Storage
Large Capacity Drives
File System and Operating System Agnostic
Mixed Drive Capacity Utilization
To find out exactly how much free capacity you'll have with your choice of disk capacities, try out our interactive Capacity Calculator.
Proportional Rebuild Times
Since Drobo is “Data Aware”, it tracks where data is on each disk, so it can differentiate between used and unused portions of disk. This expedites rebuild times and reduces your risk of losing data to an additional disk failure. In short, your data is safer on a Drobo.
Smart Volume Technology
Virtualization is what enables BeyondRAID to effortlessly change the data arrangement on the drives, for example, changing data stored as a mirror into data stored as parity stripe, say, without interrupting the user access to data. Virtualization completely decouples the physical space available in the array from the space reported to the operating system. This is how BeyondRAID is able to remove the need to manually expand/contract the file system as more space becomes available or is removed.
|Drobo Product Specifications|
3.5" SATA I or SATA II hard disk drives
No carriers required
Mix and match capacities, disk brands and speeds
|Max Sustained Transfer Rate
FireWire 800: Up to 52MB/s reads and 34MB/s writes USB 2.0: Up to 30MB/s reads and 24MB/s writes¹
High Speed USB 2.0
Normal operation: 20.9dB (negligible) to 24.2 dB²
6' USB 2.0 cable
6' FireWire 800 cable
External power supply (100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz)
User Guide and Quick Start Instructions
Drobo Resource CD includes:
Drobo Dashboard Software (optional)
|Operating System Support|
Windows 2003 Server
Mac OS X 10.4 or greater
|¹Tests performed with Mac OS X on a Mac Pro using a 7200 RPM internal hard drive and a Drobo using two 7200 RPM drives over FireWire 800. File transfers performed with 1GB video files via drag & drop. Similar results may be obtained using the Kona video benchmarking tool (1GB DVCProHD1080i60). Performance will vary significantly according to many factors such as file size, number of files, software drivers, operating system and hardware support and other factors. Data Robotics, Inc. cannot guarantee all host systems will achieve similar results.|
²Acoustics tests performed 1m from the front of Drobo with four 1TB Western Digital GreenPower™ drives during a file copy to Drobo. Drobo has a smart, five-speed fan governed by multiple internal temperature sensors that will normally be off or operate on its lowest setting. The fan is programmed to minimize noise, but never at the expense of disk integrity. The fan can switch to higher speeds if necessary in in hot operating environments or during strenuous usage to protect drives from overheating up to 38.1dB.
³ Linux support is currently in Beta.