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8.5* out of 10

Drobo B1200i

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8.4

Drobo B1200i 12TB 12-bay 6x2TB iSCI SAN Storage

ExcaliberPC
15 February 2014
Overall 10
10

Drobo B1200i 24TB 12-bay 12x2TB iSCI SAN Storage

ExcaliberPC
15 February 2014

Drobo B1200i Review

StorageReview.com
23 July 2012
  • Summary: Drobo is the master of simple storage, even in the SMB and enterprise space where proprietary management screens and arcane interfaces are often the norm. With IT being constrained all around, generalists and specialists alike prefer an easy to use system when given the choice, for rapid provisioning and SAN management. The knock on Drobo though has always been that while easy to use, there's a modest performance hit that comes along too.
  • Pros: Simple to manage, deploy and service, Auto tiering with three SSDs drives performance gains across the board, SSDs drop the array's overall power consumption
  • Cons: Simple to manage, deploy and service, Auto tiering with three SSDs drives performance gains across the board, SSDs drop the array's overall power consumption, Rack mounting kit could be more supportive, SSDs offer speed but at the expense of total array capacity, Lacks performance-driven interconnects like 10GbE
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Drobo B1200i review

ZDNet
3 July 2012
  • Summary: Summary: Network storage doesn't come much easier than this, with very little expertise needed to manage the 12-bay Drobo B1200i. It's also fast, with three iSCSI ports, lots of redundancy and data-aware tiering — just like enterprise products costing a great deal more.
  • Pros: Data-aware tiering, Thin provisioning as standard, Ridiculously easy to setup and manage, Three dedicated GbE iSCSI ports
  • Cons: No support for 10GbE networking, No snapshots, No data deduplication
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