$140 off Data Robitics Drobo 4-bay external storage enclosure
This week Amazon.com has dropped the price on the Data Robitics Drobo 4-bay external storage enclosure (model no. DR04DD10) from $449.99 to $349.95, a $100 price drop, and until 11/30/09 save an additional $40 with this mail-in-rebate offer that drops the price down again to $309.95. That's the lowest total price we have seen on this storage enclosure by about $60. FREE shipping is included and sales tax applies for residents of Kansas, Kentucky, New York, North Dakota, or Washington.
The Drobo gets mixed reviews from current owners, but for the most part reviews are favorable because you are able to set up the Drobo and leave it, no additional work is necessary. The 8-bay Drobo has twice the storage capacity of the 4-bay model and is available at Dell.com for $1339.99 (after mail-in-rebate) with FREE shipping. Load up the Drobo with hard drives of any capacity, but to get the most out of your Drobo you'll want to stock up on high capacity drives like the 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black SATA hard drive, now only $94.84 at NextWarehouse.com. MacSales.com has a bundle deal that includes the 8-bay Drobo along with eight WD Caviar Green 1.5TB hard drives for a total of 12TB of storage space, priced at $2279.99 (after rebate) with FREE shipping
The Data Robotics Drobo 4 storage array includes four 3.5-inch storage bays and automatically protects your data with no setup or configuration. It is a fully automated storage robot that can be setup as an array for both primary and backup storage. It is compatible with Mac, Linux and Windows based systems. It is backed by a one year limited warranty on parts and labor from Data Robotics. Dimensions: (D) 10.7" x (W) 6" x (H) 6.3" ; weight 6.7lbs.