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With the enhanced transfer speeds during a drive failure and increased data-redundancy, it seems like a no brainer to go with 2-drive parity in an enterprise Drobo B800fs Storage Array small business environment. Staying with a large-block 2MB transfer size, we switched to random transfers in our next test. In both modes with a drive pulled speeds powered, with 1-drive parity having the edge in write speeds and 2-drive parity having the edge in read speeds. In this situation the 1-drive parity configuration had a clear benefit in random access, more than tripling the read speed and surpassing the write speeds of the 2-drive parity mode.

With one drive pulled from each configuration, it was surprising to see that both modes retained a significant amount of their respective transfer speeds. The 2-drive parity mode actually retained twice the degraded read speeds than the 1-drive parity mode, which means greater performance for a large workgroup in the event of a drive failure. Building off the 4K random write speed tests, we turn to our latency section that looks at both average and maximum response times.

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The 1-drive parity configuration on the Drobo Bi definitely won out in terms of lowest access times, averaging 3. The 2-drive parity configuration increased to 5.


Both models offered exceptional peak response times under half a second and retained much of that speed even while degraded. Power Consumption In the enterprise, power is a hot topic, especially as it directly relates to the thermal output of equipment in a datacenter. For this reason we include power measurements Drobo B800fs Storage Array equipment we review, covering most transfer modes we benchmark.

This covers large block read and write activity, small-block random read, peak or startup requirements, idle and standby, as well as when the unit is powered down. Drobo gives a Drobo B800fs Storage Array starting point of power requirements, listing a standby power value of 13 watts and an average power usage value of 82 watts with four drives inside.


In our tests we measured the power usage with eight 3. At its peak Drobo B800fs Storage Array Drobo Bi needed watts at startup, lowering to an idle of 94 watts once the startup processes finished. With 2MB transfers in IOMeter, the power usage increased to 96 watts for write and 97 watts for read.

With 4K random read activity the Bi needed 97 watts. When the system was no longer in use and had gone idle spinning down the installed hard drives, the power draw dropped to just 17 watts, well below most traditional network storage devices we test. April Learn how and when to remove this template message Drobo, Inc. Depending on the amount of data stored on the unit in relation to the Drobo B800fs Storage Array capacity, it may be able to survive up to 3 drive failures, if the "array" can be restored onto the remaining good disks before another drive fails.

Criticism[ edit ] The Drobo was initially criticized for lacking an Ethernet port, [16] preventing it from Drobo B800fs Storage Array used as a self-contained NAS appliance. Some reviewers complained about speed and reliability issues of the 2nd generation Drobo when connected to Drobo B800fs Storage Array Windows PC using FireWire The "Drobo death spiral" shows that the Drobo itself is the single point of failure for customers owning only a single unit.

Its disks use the proprietary Drobo format and hence cannot be mounted Drobo B800fs Storage Array read on any other system. Like all hardware RAID systems, Drobo units format disks in a proprietary way that cannot be mounted or read on any other system, [20] though data recovery is possible from a professional data recovery service. Microsoft Windows 8 and Server includes similar functionality built-in with Storage Spaces.

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Drobo B800fs - 8-bay San Storage Array

Select a valid country. Please enter 5 or 9 numbers for the ZIP Code. A Drobo Bfs file sharing array can hold up to 32TB of raw storage and beyond as drive capacities increase. To add capacity, simply insert a new hard drive or. The Drobo Bi moves beyond the days of manually Drobo B800fs Storage Array an array for applications that have different storage requirements. Automated Data-Aware Tiering.


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