Data Robitcs Drobo external storage enclosure, with $50 rebate
For this weekend only JR.com has dropped the price on the Data Robitcs Drobo external storage enclosure (model no. DRO4DD10) from $499 to $359.99, a price cut of $139.01, making this about $10 more than the lowest price we could find anywhere else, but until 8/31/09 get a $50 prepaid Visa card with this mail-in-rebate offer dropping the price down to $309.99. Shipping rates start at $15 and vary by method of delivery. Sales tax applies for residents of New York state.
The Drobo storage system is well liked by owners, its fast speeds, ease of use and large storage capacity make it a top notch choice. The Drobo does have four expansion bays, making it possible to have up to 16TB, assuming you put four 4TB hard drives into it. At this time though it would be more reasonable to think of putting something like the Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB hard drive in it, which can be purchased for $126.99 with FREE shipping at MWave.com. The Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB hard drive would also be a good choice, priced at only $94.99 with FREE shipping at Amazon.com. Or even the Seagate Barracuda 1TB hard drive, priced at $77 at JazTechnologies.com, would make a good choice considering the low price tag. While at this time it would be hard to max out the capacity that the 4-bay Drobo has to offer, it is not impossible and if you see yourself running into a problem like that perhaps the 8-bay Drobo would be a better solution, available at Dell.com for $1519.99 with FREE shipping.