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Drobo FS 8-Bay Storage Array - DRDS3A21

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Drobo FS 8-Bay Storage Array, Model DRDS3A21

Building on the success the Drobo FS, Data Robotics delivers the big brother: DroboPro FS. With more capacity, speed, connectivity options, and automated data backup, the DroboPro FS DRDS3A21 continues to deliver the best file sharing experience ever. From the moment you plug it in and see it instantly appear on your desktop, you'll know there's nothing like it. The DroboPro FS is perfect for any small office, home office, or a media rich connected home needing a simple, safe device for sharing and backing up files over the network. Like all Drobo storage products, DroboPro FS provides redundant data protection without the complexities of RAID. Just plug in your DroboPro FS and data protection is all set up with no configuration required. We call this BeyondRAID™ technology. You'll call it peace of mind. Also with the new Drobo Sync¹capabilities you can seamlessly backup your valuable data from one DroboPro FS to another somewhere on your network or your VPN. Peace of mind magnified.


  • Share files between Windows, Mac, and UNIX/Linux clients
  • Integrated Drobo Sync for automated offsite backup
  • Protection from up to two hard drive failures
  • Redundant Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • BeyondRAID self-managing and self-healing technology
  • Enhanced functionality via DroboApps


  • Disk Interface
    • 8-bay capacity
    • 3.5" SATA I or SATA II hard disk
    • No carriers required
    • Mix and match capacities, disk brands and speeds
  • Host Interface: 2x 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports
  • Accoustics Normal operation: 30.4 dB
  • Supported File Protocols: AFP and CIFS/SMB
  • Operating System Support
    • Windows 7
    • Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
    • Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)
    • 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)
    • Linux (support is currently in Beta)
  • Software
    • DroboPro FS Resource CD with Drobo Dashboard (Windows and Mac OS X)
    • Drobo Copy
    • Drobo Sync
    • Help files and electronic documentation
    • Supports selected DroboApps (visit www.drobo.com/droboapps for more details).
  • Security: Kensington lock port (lock not included)
  • Certification: Emissions FCC Part 15 Class B and Safety: UL, cUL
  • Power
    • 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
  • Operating Temperature
    • Operating temperature: 10°C-35°C (50°-95°F)
    • Non-operating (storage): -10°-60°C (14°-140°F)
    • Altitude (operating): 2,438 m (8,000 ft.)
    • Operating humidity: 5% - 80%
  • Box Contents
    • DroboPro FS
    • Two 6' Ethernet cables
    • 6' power cord
    • User Guide and Quick Start Instructions
    • Resource CD includes
      • Drobo Dashboard application
      • Help files
      • Electronic Documentation

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 5.46"
  • Width: 12.17"
  • Depth: 14.1"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 16.3 lbs
  • Shipping: 20 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
Key Features
8x 3.5 " SATA Drive Bays/ Redundant Gigabit Ethernet Ports/ Protection From Up To Two Hard Drive Failures/ BeyondRAID Technology/ Integrated Drobo Sync For Automated Offsite Backup/ Windows And Mac Compatible/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Drobo DRDS3A21 from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Drobo DRDS3A21 is Brand New.
  • The Drobo DRDS3A21 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
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