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Drobo Elite 8-Bay Array Enclosure - DREL1A21

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Drobo Elite 8-Bay Array Enclosure, Model DREL1A21


  • Multi-Host Connectivity
    Have multiple servers that need storage? No problem. The DroboElite connects seamlessly to your existing TCP/IP network and utilizes the industry-standard iSCSI protocol to provide simple, consolidated storage for your servers
  • Best-in-Class Performance
    Why trade simplicity for performance? DroboElite is extremely simple to manage and delivers outstanding performance thanks to the revolutionary BeyondRAID technology that was designed to run efficiently on cost-effective hardware. Featuring advanced capabilities including multiple stream optimization and dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces for high-speed iSCSI, DroboElite offers up to 50% faster throughput than the already blazing fast DroboPro
  • Up to 8 Drives of Instant Expansion to 16TB and Beyond
    Grow your storage to meet your data capacity needs with minimal effort. To add capacity, simply insert a new hard drive or replace your smallest drive with a larger one, even when all eight-drive bays are full. Unlike traditional RAID systems, the BeyondRAID technology found in DroboElite enables you to mix and match capacities, drive brands and speeds. This allows for continuous expansion as drive capacities grow. With DroboElite, expansion is automatic, instantaneous and access to data is always maintained
  • No Headache Dual-Drive Redundancy
    Enable the dual-drive redundancy option to protect against the simultaneous failure of up to two hard drives. It’s all done with a single click, without ever losing access to your data. Running out of space? Just click to switch back to single-drive redundancy at any time. Unlike moving between traditional RAID 5 and RAID 6, there’s no need to reformat or migrate data off of the array, potentially saving you hours or days of downtime
  • Dual High-Speed iSCSI Interfaces
    Unfamiliar with iSCSI? It’s an industry-standard, high performance protocol that has become extremely popular with businesses, but it can often be complex to manage. DroboElite changes that by introducing zero-click iSCSI connection creation with optional LUN-level CHAP authentication for both Windows and Mac OS X
  • The Virtues of Smart Volumes
    Create new volumes in seconds and manage up to 255 volumes over time with ease. The innovative and timesaving Smart Volume management technology integrated into DroboElite allows volumes to pull storage from the common pool of drives rather than a specific physical drive allocation, eliminating the need to manage capacity at the volume level. Smart Volumes are also data aware, allowing deleted data blocks to be returned to the common pool and ensuring that volumes remain as efficient as possible over time
  • Simplify Your VMware Environment
    Storage is an integral part of a successful virtualization strategy. DroboElite has been tested for use with VMware to eliminate risk from your storage decision and help accelerate deployment of your virtual server environment


  • Interface
    • 2x iSCSI (RJ-45)
    • 1x USB 2.0 for management only
  • Drive Types Supported: 3.5" SATA and SATA II
  • System Requirements
    • Operating System: Windows 2003 Server, 2008 Server, XP SP3, Vista SP1, 7; Mac OS X 10.5.6, Mac OS X Server 10.5.6; VMware ESX/ESX 3.5; VMware vSphere 4
    • Hardware: Gigabit Ethernet port; 3.5" SATA hard drives to populate enclosure
  • Power Requirements
    • AC: 100-240VAC, 1.8/0.75A, 50/60Hz
    • Consumption: 180W

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 5.5"
  • Width: 12.2"
  • Depth: 14.1"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 16.2 lbs
  • Shipping: 20 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
Key Features
Dual iSCSI/ SATA Disk Compatibility/ 3U Rackmount/ BeyondRAID Technology/ Dual-Drive Redundancy/ Gigabit Ethernet Port/ Windows And Mac Compatible/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Drobo DREL1A21 from Abt Electronics
  • is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Drobo DREL1A21 is Brand New.
  • The Drobo DREL1A21 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
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