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Drobo redefines storage for creative professionals with the first portable all-flash array

Connected Data, has launched Drobo Mini with Solid State Disk (SSD) drives. Aimed at filmmakers, photographers and creative professionals, the Drobo Mini delivers as much as 80% more performance compared to a Mini configured with traditional spinning hard drives.

Weighing less than three pounds, the Drobo Mini is the first portable and expandable SSD solution. The 2.5” SSD drive bays with an mSATA accelerator option are ideally suited for capturing and protecting data while on location and for transporting footage back to the studio. Drobo Mini protects data without user intervention and automatically repairs failed disks while providing full access to data.

Glenn Allen, digital imaging technician at Schoolyard Films, said: “When we are in the field, we need a combination of durability, portability, speed and data protection. We rely on the Drobo Mini to be our workhorse. The flexibility of being able to easily remove the SSD drives and personally carry them back from a shoot gives us peace of mind that our footage is safe and our client’s project is protected.”

Joe Disher, senior director of product marketing at Connected Data, explained, “A Drobo Mini configured with SSD drives allows users to cost effectively balance performance and capacity. This new offering delivers high performance storage with all the data protection, flexibility and ease of use in a portable form factor that creative professionals will appreciate.”

The Drobo Mini with SSD drives is available in three capacity bundles of 1TB, 2TB and 4TB starting at an MSRP of £1010 / € 1307 (excl VAT) through selected channels.

About Connected Data

Connected Data is the creator of the Drobo line of award-winning smart storage solutions and Transporter, the world’s first peer-to-peer private storage device, and is focused on providing elegantly designed solutions for consumers, professionals and businesses. The Connected Data team consists of the same professionals responsible for the creation of the high performance BlueArc Silicon Server. Connected Data is privately funded and based in San Jose, California.

Drobo, BeyondRAID, and the Drobo logo are trademarks of Connected Data, Inc., which may be registered in some jurisdictions. All other trademarks used are the property of the respective trademark owners.

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