Drobo (formerly called
Data Robotics) was founded in 2004. 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. Based on the patented
and proven BeyondRAID technology, Drobo's ability to deliver "Big
Storage in a Small Box" creates the best storage experience ever for
hundreds of thousands of small and medium businesses and individual
professionals worldwide, who use it to support their file backup and media
archiving, server virtualization and email application needs. To learn more,
Editor's comments:- Among other things Drobo
offers products in the auto-tiering
(SSD ASAP) market - with iSCSI rackmounts which include both hard drives and
SSDs which are managed by Drobo's automated data-aware tiering.
also markets desktop SSD boxes for
USB and Thunderbolt (PCIe) interfaces.
hybrid storage and SSD overview page
Drobo - selected mentions in
June 2007 - Data Robotics launched a self managing
USB connected storage box
called Drobo. With slots for 4x 3.5"
hard drives - the unit
automatically provides RAID
protection and warns when capacity is running low.
2012 - Drobo announced that it was offering SSDs as an option in its
- based on OCZ's
Talos SSDs -