Drobo B810n 8 bay NAS
  • Manufacturer Bio
  • Product Overview
  • Product Specs
  • Features

Manufacturer Bio

Drobo makes award-winning data storage products for Small and Medium Businesses and Individual Professionals that provide an unprecedented combination of sophisticated data protection and management features, affordable capacity, and ease-of-use. With over 50 industry awards and hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide, Drobo has demonstrated success solving the three major storage challenges in one device – data protection, capacity adjustment, and application service-level optimization – through patented BeyondRAID™, Thin Provisioning / Reclamation, and the breakthrough Automated Data-Aware Tiering technology.

Drobo Corporate Headquarters

2540 Mission College Blvd. Santa Clara, CA. 95054
TEL: 1-408-454-4200

Product Overview

The new Drobo B810n brings simplicty to NAS. With Drobo's Beyond RAID technology, managing and maintaining your NAS has never been easier. The Drobo B810n also introducts Data-Aware Tiering, similiar to QNAPs Auto-Tiering fucntionality. If you add two SSDs to the mix it will accelerate commonly used 'hot' data. This is ideal for a high user load and for clients using large imaging files like aut-cad for example. The Drobo B810n can be uses to store and share files in a primary storage environment or as a place to backup files, projects, and even connect computers on the network.

Product Specs

Connectivity
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports
Drives and Expansion
  • Up to 8 SATA or solid state drives (SSDs) or up to 3 SSDs
  • No tools required for 2.5” SSD carriers
  • 4KN disk support
  • Drives of any manufacturer, capacity, spindle speed, and/or cache can be used. No carriers or tools required. Click here for drive recommendations.
  • Expandable by adding drives or hot-swapping drives with larger ones. Use the Capacity Calculator to estimate available storage in various configurations.
BeyondRAID Features
  • Thin Provisioning
  • Instant Expansion
  • Mixed Drive Size Utilization
  • Automatic Protection Levels
  • Single – or Dual-Disk Redundancy
  • Virtual Hot Spare
  • Data Aware
  • Drive Re-ordering
Management
  • Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lights
  • Drobo Dashboard version 2.7 or later
Operating System Support
  • Mac OS X 10.8 or higher
  • Windows 10 32- and 64-bit
  • Windows 8/8.1 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows 7 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2012 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 32 and 64 bit
Network Protocols
  • Common Internet File System (CIFS)/ Server Message Block (SMB)
  • Apple Filing Protocol (AFP)
Ethernet Features
  • Connection failover
  • Port bonding
  • Jumbo frames (up to 9000 bytes MTU)
Hardware Features
  • Carrier-less Drive Bays
  • Power Fail Protection
  • Kensington Lock Port for Security (lock not included)
Additional Software Features
  • Hybrid Storage
  • Automated Data-Aware Tiering
  • Drobo Apps with new infrastructure
  • Drive Spin Down
  • Dim Lights
  • OS X Time Machine Support
Power and Cooling
  • Internal Power Supply: AC Input – 100/240 VAC, 1.8/0.75 A, 50/60 Hz
  • Power Consumption –
    • Idle System (standby, drives off): 13 watts
    • Typical Idle System (drive spin down mode, eight (8) drives): 25 watts
    • Typical Busy System (four (4) drives): 82 watts
  • Dual, fixed cooling fans

The Problem B810n Solves

All other NAS systems have this problem: when multiple users are accessing it overall performance goes down. This is because simultaneous user requests induce the hard drives recording mechanism to move around the disk. The drive spends more time looking for data blocks than it does reading or writing data for users.

SSD Accelerated Performance

The B810n was designed to provide all users uniform performance. Add two SSDs and you can accelerate performance for all simultaneous users. New technology uses two techniques to accelerate access to your data:

  • Data Tiering: as transactional data (small pieces of data) is read or written it is placed in SSD storage. Subsequent reads or writes to these blocks are almost instantaneous as there is no delay induced by a hard drive’s magnetic head having to move into position. Active, or “hot” data, is stored in an SSD tier of storage. As it cools, i.e. access decreases, the B810n will move the data to the hard drive tier.
  • Hot Data Cache: this is a technique to accelerate data reads. As data is read from hard drives, the B810n will prefetch nearby data that it predicts will be also be read. Your benefit is faster access and less waiting.

    Dual Ethernet Ports: Bond Together, or Failover

    The B810n has dual Gigabit Ethernet ports. These can be bonded together to provide approximately twice the read/write performance you get via a single port. Or they can be used to provide a connection to two different subnets. Furthermore, they can be used in an “active/passive” mode so that if one port fails the other takes over.

    Share Files With OS X, Windows, or Linux Users

    Don’t worry about compatibility — Drobo the B810n works with computers running OS X, Windows, or Linux operating systems. By default, the Drobo B810n uses the SMB file sharing protocol to talk to OS X or Windows. If you set up a share for Time Machine backup, it uses Apple’s AFP protocol. Linux users pick which file sharing method to use on their system.

    Drobo DR: Offsite Data Replication Built-in

    The B810n has a feature called “Drobo DR” (DR = disaster recovery). You can set up a pair of B810ns to automatically make an offsite copy of your data. This provides an easy to setup offsite backup of your important data. Even better, the remote B810n stores all user account information so that recovery is a breeze.

    Optimized for Time Machine

    One or more Macs on a network can use the Drobo B810n for storing their Time Machine backups. Create a separate shares for use by Time Machine and assign them a maximum size. This lets users control how much space Time Machine uses, and stops it from taking over all storage on its backup target.

    Protecting Your Critical Data from Power Loss

    Drobo protects your data from loss in the event of a sudden power outage. This protects directory structures ensuring Drobo will remount on your computer. Drobo has a battery inside that powers RAM memory. When there is a power outage, data is stored on internal flash-based nonvolatile storage. Your data is safe until power returns. The battery recharges itself and lasts for the life of the product.

    Add Customized Functionality With DroboApps

    DroboApps add functionality to your Drobo B810n. Whether it’s cloud back up provided by either Crashplan or Elephant Drive or the video and music streaming offered through the Plex media server, these simple-to-install apps extend the capabilities of your Drobo B810n.

    DroboCare™

    DroboCare is simple, powerful protection for your Drobo storage. The DroboCare support program extends your peace of mind beyond the standard warranty term and phone support included with your Drobo purchase. In fact, DroboCare gives you more, even during your standard warranty period.

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