Summary: Read the "Does what it was designed to do" from the Dell Pre-sales Engineer for a technical unbiased review. Have 4x of the B800i's. Running Server and Workstation Backup destinations, Live Data, and Replicated Live Data. Between all, there is around 85TB of RAW storage.
Excerpt: The B800i is a top notch unit capable of meeting the data storage needs of our organization, queit and easy to configure. used as a archive for student projects in our highschool level Film & Television course which has been reconized with many awards both state and national including from the...
Pros: Compact, Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Highly Compatible
Summary: I purchased this 18 months ago and all was fine until the PSU failed, which apparently, they usually do. Data Robotics offered me a support plan to purchase which was just slightly less than the purchase of a new brand new unit.
B800i good budget SAN for home or Small Business use
David Norman, Amazon
22 July 2014
Summary: Have owned the b800i for a coupe of not that now and I can say that their "beyondRAID" is the reason you buy a drobo. You can mix and match consumer drives if different sizes, speeds and brands without issues. That comes at a price..... And that price isn't money... It is speed.
Summary: Please read this entire review for it contains with my actual use case in the home/small office via Mac, Windows and VMware virtualization. To begin, I’d like to mention that I am currently a Presales Engineer for a major partner of Dell computers and I sell all MD, EqualLogic and Compellent line of...
Summary: I've worked in the IT field since 1997, I've done a little bit of everything over the years, from software development to desktop management. Nowadays my primary responsibilities lie in managing servers and networking equipment.
Summary: I purchased this device purely for FTP. I've got a computer running FTP that drops files into my 800i. Before this, I had 2 computers each with a raid 0 and 5+ drives each. I then mirrored the two machines together. I wanted to switch to something that was less of a hassle and drobo looked great.