Data Robotics offers new Drobo S, intros Drobo Sync remote backup
By Nick Spence
Data Robotics, best known for the Drobo range of storage solutions, has announced Drobo Sync, billed as the world’s easiest-to-use remote backup for small and medium-sized businesses.
Additionally Drobo has introduced the second generation of the Drobo S, which the company claims to be an “industry first” with support for USB 3.0 and up to five hard drives. The company says that the Drobo S is up to 10 times faster than existing USB 2.0 solutions, while remaining backwards compatible to support USB 2.0 devices. (Macs have yet to natively support USB 3.0.)
“When USB 3.0 was released, many storage vendors simply added a basic connector to their systems, but that precluded small and medium-sized businesses from taking full advantage of its promise,” said Mark Peters, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “In contrast, by specifically engineering the Drobo S to incorporate USB 3.0, Drobo has been able to optimize performance and ease-of-use, both of which being characteristics that such businesses will appreciate.”
Drobo Sync meanwhile, can be configured in a few minutes with simple mouse clicks, and is included free with all new DroboPro FS models to provide users with a cost-effective alternative to cloud-based solutions for backing up terabytes of data.