Connected Data launches Drobo Mini rugged portable flash array
Connected Data has just announced the addition of a new product to its award-winning Drobo line of smart storage solutions. The Drobo Mini with SSD drives is capable to deliver "as much as 80% more performance compared to a Mini configured with traditional spinning hard drives" and is advertised as "the first portable, rugged and expandable SSD solution ideal for filmmakers, photographers and creative professionals."
The new Drobo Mini has both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity and provides four 2.5-inch SSD drive bays as well as an mSATA accelerator option, all while having a rugged and compact design. This storage device with a weight of less than three pounds offers the same data repair capabilities and security features as the other members of the Drobo family.
According to Connected Data's Senior Director of Product Marketing Joe Disher, "A Drobo Mini configured with SSD drives allows users to cost effectively balance performance and capacity." The capacities available are 1 TB, 2 TB and 4 TB and the Drobo Mini can be acquired from www.drobostore.com and partners, starting at an MSRP of $1,199 USD.