Drobo

Drobo FS Now or soon supports 3TB drives

This was good to see today.

FYI, The KB on 3TB drives was updated today:

http://support.datarobotics.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/506

Does Drobo support drives larger than 2TB?

New larger capacity drives (e.g. 2.5TB, 3TB) are now available for purchase in 3.5in SATA models. Drobo supports the use of these high-capacity drives in Drobo systems to allow users to continue to expand their Drobo storage.

Users of Drobo products can download and apply a free firmware update for their Drobo system and make use of drives >2TB. Availability is based on the following schedule:

December 21, 2010 = Drobo S

January 2011 = Drobo FS, DroboPro FS

February 2011 = Drobo, DroboPro

March 2011 = DroboElite

Good to see. I wonder if there is any chance DRI will fix any of their longstanding bugs in the firmware, including the abysmal user/password nightmares for DroboApps, or their incompatibility with some drives (which leads to intermittent failures to boot). Probably too much to hope for.