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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, visit

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.

Drobo also markets desktop SSD boxes for consumers with USB and Thunderbolt (PCIe) interfaces.

See also:- Drobo's hybrid storage and SSD overview page

Drobo - selected mentions in storage history

In June 2007 - Data Robotics launched a self managing USB connected storage box called Drobo. With slots for 4x 3.5" SATA internal hard drives - the unit automatically provides RAID protection and warns when capacity is running low.

In March 2012 - Drobo announced that it was offering SSDs as an option in its B1200i range - based on OCZ's Talos SSDs - 3.5" SAS SSDs.

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