Drobo SAN Storage for Business
Drobo delivers "big storage in a small box" to create the best storage experience ever for small and medium sized businesses and departments at larger enterprises. Built on proven BeyondRAID technology, Drobo redefines IT economics by delivering award-winning iSCSI SAN storage and advanced capabilities usually reserved for more expensive enterprise solutions.
Drobo iSCSI SAN storage is designed to provide reliable and high performance storage to servers running business-critical applications like data protection, email, and server virtualization. It connects seamlessly to your existing TCP/IP network and utilizes the industry-standard iSCSI protocol to provide simple, consolidated storage for your servers.
With two iSCSI models available, there’s a Drobo that’s right for your application. The 8-bay cost-effective B800i model is ideal for data protection or for small business building a SAN for the first time. The powerful 12-bay B1200i model addsData-AwareTiering and redundant, hot-swappable components to ensure maximum performance and high-availability of business applications.
An iSCSI Drobo can hold up to 24 TB of raw storage and beyond. To add capacity, simply insert a new hard drive or replace your smallest drive with a larger one, even when all drive bays are full. Unlike traditional RAID systems, the BeyondRAID technology in Drobo enables you to leverage different drive capacities, allowing for continuous expansion as larger drives become available. With Drobo, expansion is automatic, instantaneous, and access to data is always maintained.
Drobo can protect from single or dual drive failures and has a virtual hot spare capability - ensuring all drives are used at all times.
Learn more about BeyondRAID and other Drobo technologies.
Optimizing Business Applications
Like with business applications, Drobo is ideal for building your first server virtualization cluster and had been certified for VMwarevSphere and CitrixXenServerenvironments.
Drobo is also a cost-effective way to provide reliable storage for your backup server and has been certified for use with Symantec Backup Exec.
Learn more about Drobo business solutions on the Drobo Broadcast Network.
iSCSI can be used to connect storage directly to servers using a high-speed connection, or it can be used to create a Storage Area Network (SAN) with to 2, 5, or 10 plus servers.
With an iSCSI SAN, centralized storage is providedto each server over a high-speed network and storage can be allocated or expanded instantaneously. Also, any single server does not tie up free space and there are fewer storage devices to maintain.
Figure 1 shows a dedicated iSCSI SAN for business-critical applications and server virtualization, which provides high performance, reliability, and security. Volumes created on a Drobo are assigned to a server, resulting in the server thinking it has locally attached storage.
Learn more about iSCSISANs.
Drobo Care Service and Support Program
The Drobo Careservice and support program extends your peace of mind beyond the standard warranty terms for 3 years and beyond. With DroboCare, we’re always here to answer your call and if something happens to goes wrong, we’ll send you a replacement Drobo right away.
Drobo model B1200i Specifications
3 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports
1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet port for out-of-band management
12 drive bays
3.5" SATA 1 / SATA II orSAS 3.0 Gbpsdrives
Expandableby hot-swapping drives with larger ones. Use our capacity calculator to estimate available storage in various configurations. Go to Capacity Calculator.
Mixed Drive Size Utilization
Automatic Protection Levels
Dual Disk Redundancy
Virtual Hot Spare
Smart Volumes (LUNs, up to 255)
Drive Spin Down
Field-replaceable controller, power supplies, and fan unit
Jumbo Frames (up to 9000 bytes MTU)
Operating System Support
Windows 2008 Server R2 SP1 64 bit
Windows 2003 Server R2 SP1 32 and 64 bit
Windows XP SP1 32 and 64 bit
Windows Vista SP1 32 and 64 bit
Windows 7 SP1 32 and 64 bit
Mac OS 10.5.8 or later (Intel Only)
Mac OS Server 10.5.8 or later (Intel Only)
VMware vSphere 4.x
Citrix XenServer 5.6
File System Options
Mac OS X: HFS+
VMware vSphere 4.x
Citrix XenServer 5.6
Symantec Backup Exec 2010
Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lights
Drobo Dashboard version 2.1 or later
Drobo-initiated email notifications
Size and Weight
Width: 17.17 in (436.1 mm)
Height: 5.20 in (132.1 mm) - 3 rack units
Depth: 21.85 in (555.0 mm)
Weight: 47lbs (21.3 kg)
Power and Cooling
Dual, redundant, hot-swappable power supplies
Hot-swappable cooling fanunit
One (1) year warranty in the US or outside the EU, or two (2) year warranty in the EU (as provided by EU law).
Drobo model B1200i
2 x 6' power cord
Quick Start Instructions
Resource CD, includes:
Drobo Dashboard application
| Stock code || IB-DRB12i|
| Brand || Drobo|
| Series || Drobo Business B1200i|
| Model || DR-B1200I-1A31|
| Type || 12-Bay iSCSI SAN RAID Enclosure for SAS/SATA HD|
| ROHS || Y|
| Date added || 08/02/2011|
DR-B1200I-1A31 Spec Information
DR-B1200I-1A31 Spec Connections
|SATA||SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power||Internal||12|
| Speed/RPM || 3Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)|
| Colour || Black|
| Weight (kg) || 18kg|
Why People Choose Us?
14 Day Return Guarantee
If you change your mind, you can return all or part of your order.
Next Day Delivery
Order before 4pm*, and in-stock products will be with you the next day. (Or Saturday. Or even Same Day).
Wherever you are in the world, we can get your order to you at high speed.
SpanStor Build & Test
Our free service helps you choose the right NAS and Drives, then makes sure it is built & ready to use as soon as you get it.
Professional Live Support
We are here to assist you - before, during and after your purchase, by phone, email or live chat.