Category: Drobo

WHS Drobo Status Beta 2–An Update

I have been working on reinstalling Windows Home Server 2011 back on my HP Microserver N40L after some issues with the first install.  Part of the process was to install the WHS Drobo Status Beta 2 Add-in from Ross Dargan that can be found over at the Home Server Show Forums. http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/files/category/7-whs-drobo-status/ The Add-in was part of a contest that we ran over at http://homeservershow.com.  Ross answered the call and produced not only an initial beta, but now a second one as of January 15 2012.  Here is what it looks like on my system.  I actually have two Drobos. 

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Looking for a Drobo Deal? Look No Further!

With as much as I have been talking about Drobo lately, I figured it was time to let you in on a deal.  Whether it’s a Christmas gift or just some rockin’ good storage, you can get it cheaper with these deals.  Act quickly, offers expire December 31st!   Use code 100DROBO for an instant $100 discount at drobostore.com Up to $150 rebate when you purchase a Drobo from any authorized reseller FREE Professional Drobo product with every Drobo Business product purchased

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Jim’s Search / WHS 2011 with Drobo S

I am looking for a small form factor PC or case to pair with a Drobo S. The Drobo dimensions are 10.3" x 7.3" x 5.9" and of course you can find pictures over at drobo.com. I want the PC to either be a stand for the Drobo or sit on top of it and look like they should be paired together. It needs to have USB 3.0 or eSATA, powerful enough to run WHS 2011, have room for an internal drive of at least 120GB and be fairly power efficient. It also cannot be a million dollars. The discussion

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The Home Tech Podcast: Drobo Special from San Jose, CA

Listen to the Podcast: Listen Mobile: Jim is with Mario Blandini from Drobo and a visit to their international headquarters in San Jose for the first ever Home Tech Podcast from Drobo.  Mario and Jim talk about Drobo product direction, hardware vs software development, RAID usage and even some new product announcements!  Drobo is now… Continue reading

Drobo Dashboard 2.0 Continued: Tools, Drobo Copy, Dashboard Preferences and Some Final Thoughts

I have been reviewing a Drobo in some form or fashion since December 2010.  Some reviews over at the Home Server Show and some here at the Average Guy.  The first part of this review can be found at Drobo Has a New Dashboard! Welcome Version 2.0 with a Drobo S and 5 Drives  In recent months, Drobo has released a new version of their dashboard (v2.0.3 updated for this review) for both their consumer and enterprise products.  For a company that is taking steps in the right direction when it comes to back up hardware, this software upgrade replaces

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Drobo Has a New Dashboard! Welcome Version 2.0 with a Drobo S and 5 Drives.

I have been reviewing a Drobo in some form or fashion since December 2010.  Some reviews over at the Home Server Show and some here at the Average Guy.  In recent months, Drobo has released a new version of their dashboard (v2.0.2 for this review) for both their consumer and enterprise products.  For a company that is taking steps in the right direction when it comes to back up hardware, this software upgrade replaces a fairly vanilla offering from the last several years.  It’s a definite upgrade and one that users of a Drobo should test out quickly.  I found

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