Drobo-FSStarting February 17th, The Average Guy Network and jpeg2RAW will partner together to giveaway a Drobo FS Beyond Raid 5-Bay Gigabit Ethernet SATA 6GB/S Storage NAS!

Already know what a Drobo is?  Click a Rafflecopter giveaway to get registered now.  To register, you just need to do one of two things:

1.  Listen to a LIVE or recorded show of Home Tech from either February 21st or 28th and listen for the contest “Clue” and enter it at a Rafflecopter giveaway

Home Tech is recorded live each Thursday night LIVE at 8pmC/9E at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live.  It’s a tech podcast that covers all the tech you have at home!  Computers, home networking, gadgets and more!  Join us live or listen to the recorded episodes at Home Tech

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2.  Share this post on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter and enter it at a Rafflecopter giveaway

All rules and exclusions are posted at a Rafflecopter giveaway.  Open to US and Canada only.

What is a Drobo?

Drobo is an external storage devices for computers.  Shaped like a toaster, Drobo has devices that can house up to four, five, eight, or twelve 3.5″ or 2,5″ Serial ATA or Serial Attached SCSI hard disk drives and connect with a computer or network via USB 2.0, USB 3.0, FireWire 800, eSATA, Gigabit Ethernet or Thunderbolt. Drobo devices are primarily designed to prevent against data loss due to the failure of a single or in some cases, dual hard drive failure.  Like all Drobo storage products, Drobo FS provides redundant data protection without the complexities of RAID. Just plug in your Drobo FS and your data protection is all set up with no configuration required. We call this BeyondRAID™technology.

In this contest, we are giving away a Drobo FS.  This unit is a Gigabit Ethernet (also 10/100 Mbps compatible) connected device that can accommodates from one to five 3.5″ SATA I / II / III hard drives of any manufacturer, capacity, spindle speed, and/or cache. No carriers or tools required. Click here for drive recommendations.  Mac and Windows systems can connect to Drobo FS directly and over the network.

Hard drives are not included in this giveaway.

Get the Data Sheet Here

What can you get in a Drobo?

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A Drobo could be configured with up to 5 x 4TB hard drives.  In this configuration, you could expect to have 14.52TB of usable data storage and be protected against any single drive failure.  Click the link below to add your drives to a Drobo and see what kind of space you could achieve.

Calculate your own storage Here

How do you manage a Drobo?

A Drobo device is managed thru the Drobo Dashboard.  Drobo Dashboard, running on Windows or Mac OS X, is the management application for both Drobo Prosumer and Business products that enables you to get status on and configure all your Drobos in one window.

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How can I WIN one?  Enter here:  a Rafflecopter giveawayand either

1. Listen to a LIVE or recorded show of Home Tech from either February 21st or 28th and listen for the contest “Clue” and enter it at a Rafflecopter giveaway

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2. Share this post on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter and enter it at a Rafflecopter giveaway

All rules and exclusions are post at a Rafflecopter giveaway.