Creative data makes the Drobo line of smart storage solutions. They have launched the Drobo Mini with Solid State Disk (SSD) drive. It can deliver up to 80% more performance compared to a Mini configured with traditional spinning hard drives. The Drobo Mini is the first portable and expandable SSD solution for filmmakers, photographers, and creative professionals.
The Drobo Mini connects via Thunderbolt or USB 3.0. It features four 2.5” SSD drive bays with an mSATA accelerator option. The package is rugged and compact. It is less than 3 pounds of weight, which makes it easily portable.
Another great thing about the Drobo Mini is that it protects data without requiring user intervention to do so. If a drive fails, Drobo Mini automatically repairs itself and returns to a protected state while providing full access to data. It does this without performance being affected. Drobo Mini can do that if one drive fails and in the case of multiple SSD drive failures.
Additional security is provided with battery backup that protects against data loss in the event of a sudden power outage. It ensures that all data in flight is protected until power is restored.
The Drobo Mini with SSD is available now in three capacity bundles of 1TB, 2TB and 4TB and starting at an MSRP of $1,199 through Drobo Store.
f you’ve been around the Internet for any length of time, I’m sure you heard of Scott Bourne and Andy Ihnatko. Both can be found at the MY Digital Life blog and podcast — at least until August 31, 2009.
Scott and Andy have been doing a podcast and blog helping listeners manage their digital life for the past six months. Everything from backups to storage and cool gadgets were discussed on their blog and three times a month on their podcast.
The last podcast, MYDL #15, was a much shorter show and Scott announced that they were pulling the plug on the podcast and blog at the end of the month. The site was sponsored by Data Robotics (Drobo) and everyone decided it was time to shut down and move on. I had the pleasure of generating the show notes for the podcast and learned a lot in the process. Scott and Andy had some great information and the show will be greatly missed. Scott and Andy will still be around but focusing on other things.
In Scott’s final comments to his listeners, he urged everyone to backup, backup, backup. Something Scott and Andy preached on every show and good advice for everyone.
In the Internet world we tend to think everything lives on forever. Podcaster fade and websites go dormant, but rarely go away. MYDL is an exception. If you haven’t been to MYDL.ME, head over there now before August 31, and check out the great content, before it’s gone forever. 73’s, Tom