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Recognizes and utilizes newly added storage devices on the fly. Hard drives do not need to be matched in terms of capacity, speed, or manufacturer. The drives appear as one unified drive to the host operating system without requiring the installation of the management software on the host.


File system Drobo B800fs Storage Array is managed by a virtualization layer which lays data out in a proprietary Drobo format. Second FireWire port allows a user to daisy-chain multiple Drobos up to a computer. Each Drobo mounts as a separate system on the computer. With the addition of the Drobo FS network-attached storage NAS add-on, functionality can be added via open-source software. This section does not cite any sources.


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Select a valid country. Please enter 5 or Drobo B800fs Storage Array numbers for the ZIP Code. The extended version of that includes stuff like initializing the array, tweaking the amount of Drobo B800fs Storage Array redundancy that you require, creating LUNs and so on, but from a purely "get it up and running" aspect, the Drobo Bi can be serving out files in just a few minutes. When configuring most multi-drive storage devices, one of the longest processes is getting the RAID array initialized and running at peak performance.

Most will need to be created and synchronized before the system will even allow any further settings to be changed, which can take a few hours or up to an overnight depending on the system and configuration. The Drobo can take eight drives with single or dual-drive redundancy and have the entire array operating at full performance in a matter of seconds. Once running, even partial rebuilds take less time because it is smart enough to not rebuild unused drive space. For a full production system, the Drobo Bi makes your life easier from the time you take it out of the box to when a component fails and you need to get it back at full performance without taking it offline. Performance Working from the recommended drive list from Drobo, we equipped our Bi with eight enterprise-quality RPM hard drives.

Since a large part of Drobo's marketing push is around the ultimate in ease of use and compatibility, we decided to offer a mix of Drobo B800fs Storage Array brands, although still keeping with the same grade of drive.

Drobo Storage Arrays Provide Simple Redundancy

This is to show how performance scales in recovery modes in the event a drive fails while the system is in production. An interesting aspect of the data-aware capability of BeyondRAID is that it only rebuilds data, not blank disk space, when an array Drobo B800fs Storage Array broken. To put it another way, instead of resynchronizing your RAID overnight or longer if the array is full or completely empty as it would on another system, it can rebuild the entire array in a couple of minutes. We pulled a drive while running IOMeter with our Webserver server profile with a queue depth of 32 to show performance with a mixed workload being pounded with multiple requests in the middle of a drive failure.

To start off the Drobo B800fs Storage Array benchmarks, we used a straight-line performance test that measures large-block sequential transfers using IOMeter. 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 or 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.

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The 2-drive parity mode actually retained twice the degraded read speeds than the 1-drive parity mode, which means greater performance Drobo B800fs Storage Array a large workgroup in the event of a drive failure. 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 tuning an array for applications that have different storage requirements. Automated Data-Aware Tiering.


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