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Drobo 8-Bay SAN Storage For Business - DR-B800I-2A21

Abt Model: DRB800I2A21 | UPC Code: 094922059604
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Drobo 8-Bay SAN Storage For Business, Model DRB800I2A21


  • Design
    All Drobos have carrier-less drive insertion, there are no special parts or screws that have to be added to the drives before they are inserted. It’s like inserting a cassette tape into a video recorder. Drobo model B800fs is designed to be rack mounted, but it is also compact and quiet, making it ideal for workgroup environments that need storage located in an office or on a desk. While both Drobo SAN storage models can be rack mounted, the Drobo model B800i is compact and quiet, making it perfect for workgroup environments that need storage located in an office or on a desk. Even the faceplate is magnetic, with the manual is on the back. Primary management is by using status lights and visual capacity gauge. And, all Drobos look good too!
  • BeyondRAID
    Most modern storage arrays aggregate disks and prevent against single drive failures using a 20-year-old technology called RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks). While RAID has served many businesses well, it requires up-front knowledge of its functionality and has many shortcomings. BeyondRAID technology built into every Drobo addresses these shortcomings and makes virtualizing disk drives usable by everyone. BeyondRAID provides these enhancements over traditional RAID
    • Dual Disk Redundancy enhances BeyondRAID protection by guarding from multiple drive failures
    • Mixed Drive Utilization allows you to insert any drive, of any size, or any type, and Drobo will optimally use it - check out our interactive Capacity Calculator
    • Thin Provisioning as a fundamental capability allows for infinite capacity expansion by just replacing a drive with a larger one
    • Instant Expansion occurs when a new, or larger, drive is inserted without any disruption in service
    • Automatic Protection Levels ensures the best algorithm is used to protect from drive failure depending on the number of drives that are inserted without any user configuration
    • Virtual Hot Spare utilizes all drives at all time - no drives sitting idle waiting for one to fail
    • Drive Re-ordering allows Drobo disk packs to be moved to another Drobo, and even re-ordered, while still functioning - try that with RAID
    • Drobos are Data Aware, intelligently handling data for added resiliency, performance, and managemen
  • Data-Aware Tiering
    Data-Aware Tiering SANs allow businesses to consolidate storage resources and share that storage across all connected servers and their applications. Different applications have different workloads, transactional databases require different storage behavior than streaming media applications. Traditional storage has treated all workloads as equal, not optimizing for any of them. The intellegence built into the Drobo model B1200i allows it to do Data-Aware Tiering, optimizing data layout and drive useage for "hot" requests. Providing faster access to frequently requested information will improve performance of Exchange, SQLServer, and other transactional applications that read and write lots of small data chunks
  • Drobo Dashboard Management
    Drobo Dashboard is the tool to centrally manage all of your Drobos it gives you status as if all of your Drobos were right in front of you by providing you the same status lights and capacity guage that are on the front panel. All adminitration tasks are a click away and there’s even a built-in data protection tool called Drobo Copy to copy data to and from your Drobo. It’s the easiest way to manage business-class storage



  • 2 x 10/100/1000 Mbsp Ethernet ports
  • USB 2.0 port for management


  • 8 drive bays
  • 3.5” SATA 1/ SATA II drives
  • Expandable by hot-swapping drives with larger ones. Use our capacity calculator to estimate available storage in various configurations

BeyondRAID Features

  • Thin Provisioning
  • Instant Expansion
  • Mixed Drive Size Utilization
  • Automatic Protection Levels
  • Dual Disk Redundancy
  • Virtual Hot Spare
  • Data Aware
  • Drive Re-ordering


  • Smart Volumes(LUNs, up to 255)
  • Drive Spin Down
  • Drobo Copy


  • Connection failovern
  • Jumbo Frames (up to 9000 Kb MTU)

Network Protocols

  • iSCSI
  • CHAP Authentication

Operating System Support

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)
  • Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
  • Windows 2008 Server
  • Windows 2003 Server
  • Mac OS X 10.5.6 or greater(Intel Only)
  • Mac OS X Server 10.5.6 or greater(Intel Only)
  • Linus (support is currently in Beta)
  • VMware vSphere 4.x
  • XenServer 5.6

File System Options

  • Windows: NTFS
  • Mac OS X: HFS+
  • Linus: EXT3
  • VMware: VMFS

Certified Applications

  • VMware vSphere 4.x
  • Citrix XenServer 5.6
  • Symantec Backup Exec 2010


  • Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lights
  • Drobo Dashboard version 2.0 or later

Power and Cooling

  • Single, fixed power supply
  • Dual, fixed cooling fans
  • Idle system (standby, drives off): 13 watts
  • Typical idle system (idle, drive spin down mode, eight drives): 25 watts
  • Typical busy system (eight drives): 82 watts


  • Normal Operation: 30.4 dB


  • Environmental: RoHS; WEEE; REACH
  • Regulatory: FCC pPart 15 Class B; Canada ICES-003 Class B; CE Mark ; CISPR22:19973rd Edition Class B; MIC Mark; VCCI Approval to V.3; BSMI Approval to CNS13438; ACA Approval to AS/NZS 3548
  • Safety: UL; cUL; TUV; CB

Box Contents

  • Drobo model B800i
  • 2 x 6’ Ethernet cables
  • 6’ power cord
  • Quick Start Instructions
  • User Guide
  • Resource CD indludes: Drobo Dashboard application, Help files, Electronic Documentation

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 5.46"
  • Width: 12.17"
  • Depth: 14.10"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 16 lbs
  • Shipping: 20 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
Key Features
8x 3.5 " SATA Drive Bays/ Dual Gigabit Ethernet Ports/ 3U Rackmount Design/ BeyondRAID Technology/ Drobo Dashboard Management/ Supports VMware And XenServer/ Dual Fixed Cooling Fans/ Windows And Mac Compatible/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Drobo DR-B800I-2A21 from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Drobo DR-B800I-2A21 is Brand New.
  • The Drobo DR-B800I-2A21 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
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