Drobo Mini DR-MINI-1A21-2TB Direct Attached Storage Array


DiscTech Item #: DRO-DR-MINI-1A21-2TB-BN-1Y

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Capacity: 2TB

Interface Types: SATA, SATA 1.8in Mini-SATA / MSATA, USB 3.0 3.1 3.2, Thunderbolt

Form Factor: 2.5inx15mm SFF Server Drive

Electrical Interface: USB 3.2 G1x1 - 5Gbps

Bays/Ports/Slots: 4

Wattage/VA: 50W

Voltage: 110-240V Multi

Drobo Mini DR-MINI-1A21-2TB 4-Bay 2TB (4 x 500GB Serial ATA SSD) 2.5in USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt Direct Attached Storage Array - Brand New

Includes: 4x 512GB SATA Solid State Drives.

Small Is the New Big: The world’s smallest, most advanced storage array
It’s a Drobo, so by definition it’s easy-to-use. Now it’s also the fastest portable storage array, with cutting-edge Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity and innovative use of solid state drives (SSDs).

Whether you’re working at your desktop, shooting and editing photos or videos onsite, or traveling to the next location, it’s the world’s first high-performance and protected portable storage array. So now you can take and access your valuable digital assets wherever you go

Amazingly Mini
Drobo Mini has everything that’s in the high capacity Drobo 5D in a package that is compact and portable. Made of a cutting-edge metallic carbon fiber with a soft-touch rubberized finish, Drobo Mini is small, rugged, and feels as cool as it looks. From the modern materials to the wraparound light indicators to the drive bay design, Mini is truly big storage in a small box.

Weighing in at 3 pounds fully loaded with drives, you can now carry up to 4.5TB of usable and protected capacity in your travel bag. To make Drobo Mini as portable as possible, there’s an optional carrying case.

Data Protection and Expandability Made Simple
Built on award-winning BeyondRAID™ technology with single- or dual-drive redundancy, Drobo Mini protects your data without any user interaction, even in the event of multiple drive failures.

Drives can be added or hot-swapped on-the-fly for storage expansion with zero downtime. If you’re running low on space, the lights on the front tell you what to do. Just add a drive in an empty bay or remove a smaller drive and replace it with a larger one.

Enhanced Time Machine Support
Apple’s Time Machine can consume all of the capacity of an external storage system without a simple way to set capacity limits. Utilizing Drobo Dashboard the new Drobo allows users to easily allocate a specific amount of capacity to be dedicated for backups and preserves the remaining space for data storage.

Power of Thunderbolt and Flexibility of USB
Thunderbolt I/O technology provides performance that no personal storage has been able to achieve, especially one that’s portable. This allows you to move large amounts of data in a fraction of the time it used to take.

Drobo Mini is equipped with dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining. Connect up to six Thunderbolt devices and/or a non-Thunderbolt monitor at the end of the chain. This allows even the most portable laptop computers access to high-performance storage while retaining connectivity to other devices and an external monitor.

Drobo is the only storage array that offers Thunderbolt and USB 3.0. The version of USB also offers high-performance connectivity and is backward compatible with computers running qualified versions of Mac OS X or Windows.

Capacity AND Performance
Data-Aware Tiering technology, usually reserved for business-class storage solutions, is also available in this portable Drobo. It intelligently uses the high-performance flash in SSDs to accelerate performance of the storage array, allowing applications such as Adobe Premiere and Apple Aperture fast access to data.

To keep capacity of the Drobo at a maximum, the Drobo Accelerator Bay accepts an industry standard mSATA SSD, leaving all four 2.5” drives bays available for high capacity HDDs.

Power Protecting Your Critical Data
Drobo doesn’t just protect you from a drive failure, but also from potential data loss after a power outage. Drobo Mini includes a battery that protects all data in memory, or cache, that is, data on its way to the drives.

When power spontaneously goes away, the battery keeps the Drobo alive long enough for the data to be written to non- volatile storage. The battery recharges itself and is designed to last for the life of the product.

Drobo Mini
Model/Part No.DR-MINI-1A21-2TB
Device TypeHard Drive Array
Built-in DevicesLED Panel
Installed Devices / Modules Qty4
Supported Devices / Modules Qty4
Supported DrivesSATA 6Gbps
Total Array Capacity2 TB
HDD Array External Interface
  • USB 3.0
  • Thunderbolt
  • Storage Controller
    Interface TypeSATA 6Gb/s
    Data Transfer Rate600 MBps
    Hard Drive
    TypeSSD - Hot-Swap
    Capacity4 x 500 GB
    Expansion / Connectivity
    Expansion Bays4 (total) / 0 (free) - 2.5" - hot-swap 1 (total) / 1 (free) - mSATA
  • 1 x USB 3.0 - 9 pin USB Type B
  • 2 x Thunderbolt
  • System Requirements
    OS Required
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits)
  • Apple MacOS X 10.7 or later
  • Windows 8 (32/64 bits)
  • Windows 8.1 (32/64 bits)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)
  • built-in 2 cooling fans
  • Cables Included1 x USB 3.0 cable - 3.3 ft
    Software Included
  • Drivers & Utilities
  • Drobo Dashboard
  • Power
    Power DeviceExternal Power Adapter
    Voltage RequiredAC 120/230 V - 50/60 Hz
    Power Provided50 Watt
    Dimensions & Weight
    Width9.13 in
    Length13.75 in
    Height5.75 in
    Weight5.91 lb

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    ROHS Compliant

    Weight: 7 lb

    Warranty: 1 Year Manufacturer

    Brand New

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    The product is brand new.

    1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

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