I’ve been a fan of the Drobo since the original debuted a few years ago. For those of you unfamiliar with it, it’s an external hard drive enclosure that hooks up to your PC or Mac via USB. You plug hot-swappable drives in and take them out without any sort of repercussions thanks to Drobo’s intelligent software.
Before, Drobo held four drives. Today, it holds 8, allowing for a theoretical 64TB of storage. No one has that kind of money or data but for the rest of us, it means fail-safe storage space. Don’t expect to net the Drobo Pro for cheap, however. Empty, it runs $1300 and with 4TB of drives, it’ll set you back $1850. Yikes!