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Drobo B1200i SSD Refresh Dramatically Boosts Performance

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Drobo, makers of award-winning data storage products for businesses and professionals, today announced a refresh of its flagship Drobo B1200i. The new B1200i SSD boosts performance by up to 300 percent over previous versions of the product, fueled by Drobo's patent-pending automated data-tiering software and the unique hybrid use of solid state technology alongside traditional hard disk drives (SAS or SATA). The B1200i SSD is ideal as primary storage for up to 250 users or as Tier 2 storage and backup for departments in larger organizations. Existing B1200i customers can upgrade to the new performance and functionality via a free software downloaded here.

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all for the entry level price of '$17,999'
 
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I have the 8 bay Synology 1812+, got it last month and added 8 2tb drives. Only $1050 with overnight shipping from Amazon. Add 2 5 bay extenders.
So for a price comparison
8 bay box $1050
2 5 bay boxes $1100
add 18 4tb drives $321 at Bestbuy down the street from me. $5,778

total for this setup $7,928
You now have around 60-65 TB on your system for storage. Beat that with this solution for over $18k. I'll stick with the Synology for now.
 
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Not to mention Drobo is one of the worst companies when it comes to reliability (Google it). When something goes wrong (which it does, frequently), their proprietary systems ensure that your data is taken hostage unless you fork over lots and lots of cash. I don't know why these companies still exist, honestly. :shadedshu
 
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Not to mention Drobo is one of the worst companies when it comes to reliability (Google it). When something goes wrong (which it does, frequently), their proprietary systems ensure that your data is taken hostage unless you fork over lots and lots of cash. I don't know why these companies still exist, honestly. :shadedshu
Too many SMBs without a strong IT department (one that does more than just support).

A tech that earns his keep would provide a $6K solution that outperforms this Drobo.
 

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These guys mad? You can get a 16 bay QNAP for less than half that price and it supports a 10Gb nic.