Drobo today announced a new form factor for its backup storage array and for the first time you can carry this one around. It also announced the Drobo 5D array, with up to 20TB capacity and six times the performance of its predecessor.
Along with two new data backup devices, the company announced support on its products for the Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 external device interconnect specifications.
Drobo's first portable array, the Drobo Mini, holds up to four 2-in. to 5-in. drives and weighs only about 2.5 pounds. It can store up to 3TB of data. The Mini will retail for about $599 without drives and support both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0.
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