Drobo product line needs upgrades. When are they coming?
So the 1200i does have SAS, but on newer models I could actually skip SAS even though RAID performance will be enhance with the full duplex interface. SAS drives are $$$$ and DROBO is in a niche market.
With USB 4 rounding up Thunderbolt and USB together. This upgrade will open DROBO to a much bigger group of customers. My older Apple XSERVE has 10 Gig USB 3.The new standard will be backwards compatible with existing USB 3.2, USB 2.0 and Thunderbolt 3 hosts although if they don’t have USB-C connectors they will need an adapter.
More CPU in the DROBO controller. How and keep the cost down. Time to make DROBO modular.
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Have RAID controllers at different backplane performance levels. If it is too slow, get a faster one. Some can support SAS if you want.
Network Controller, same idea. If possible A PCIe form factor to reduce costs. 1 GigE / 10 GigE
Create a DROBO Eco System. The buy and throw away units can be a little cheaper this will be way better.
I think DROBO has taken care of the crashing issue with copying to data. If not… fix.
I would like a new DROBO…