Drobo and Mac Time Machine

Drobo FS Storage Robot – now supports Time Machine

A Drobo FS is an excellent way to easily expand your network storage. Just insert from two to five hard drives in to the Drobo enclosure, for your desired storage capacity, then plug the Drobo FS into your network and you can enjoy the peace-of-mind of convenient, redundant storage.

Now Drobo FS supports Apple Time Machine, so with the convenient backup technology build into Mac OSX Leopard and Snow Leopard, Apple Macintosh users can have a history of backups for each computer on their networks. Accidentally deleting a file, then, is no longer a drama. Just a quick visit to Time Machine and you can retrieve a copy of that file, that is at most only an hour old.

With a 5-bay Drobo FS at less that $1,000 (enclosure only) you can mix-and-match hard drive sizes up to 2TB each. You can expand a Drobo FS up to about 7.3 TB of protected data. That’s a lot of space for your photo archive or whatever you’d like to store.

Here’s the link to Drobo FS Capacity Calculator