Data Robotics launched its newest generation of NAS on Tuesday (Network-Attached Storage, device dedicated to storing files within a network), Drobo FS.
The product contains five hard drive bays just like the Drobo S, but incorporates a Gigabit Ethernet connection for faster data transfer. In addition to storing files, it also functions as a DLNA, iTunes and UPnP media server, as well as offering native support for AFP and SMB (Samba).
To take it all, Drobo FS has a processor dual-core internal, more memory and an improved version of kernel of Linux that runs its own operating system. Compared to Drobo S, performance gains reach 300%.
Drobo FS is available immediately on the international market for $ 700 in a raw model, $ 1,000 with three 1.5TB drives, $ 1,150 with five drives (7.5TB in total) and $ 1,450 with a total of 10TB.
(via Macworld UK)