Drobo B810n 8 bay NAS

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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

  • 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
  • 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

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