Storage to Go: New Drobo Mini Offers 8TB of Portable Storage

October 1, 2014

By Greg Scoblete

Connected Data has added a new member to its Mini family of portable storage devices.

The new Drobo Mini 8TB features four hot-swappable Samsung Spinpoint 2TB hard drives housed in a durable enclosure.

The Mini uses Drobo’s BeyondRaid technology to secure data if one or even two drives fail simultaneously. The enclosure also feature room for an optional battery to keep the unit powered in the event of a power failure. 
You’ll connect to a PC or Mac via USB 3.0 or a pair of Thunderbolt ports. The Mini can also accept 2.5-inch SSD drives in place of external hard disks and can use a fifth SSD in an “accelerator bay” to support hot data caching for quicker access to files.
The 8TB Drobo Mini is available now for $999.