Drobo Mini Storage Drive | from US$649.00 | www.drobo.com
blame it on today’s high definition digital contents for making us crying out for more storage capacity. cloud storage provides a convenient, favorable proposition but limited in capacity, unless you are willing to dig deep into your pockets for more space. that said, it is sounds logical to fall back on the good’ol portable hard drive that you can actually manage yourself. however, it is not just any external hard drive that we need but one such as the Drobo Mini Storage Drive that is capable of accommodating up to four 2.5-inch hard drives with a total possible capacity of 3TB. key features include a backward compatible USB 3.0 port, two Thunderbolt ports, mSATA SSD bay for accelerated performance necessary for fast access to data on resource intensive software such as Adobe Premiere and Apple Aperture, a built-in self-rechargeable battery ensures no data will be lost in the event of a power outage, Drobo’s BeyondRAID technology for ease of data protection without the need for rocket science RAID setup procedures, and an aesthetically-pleasing, informational wraparound drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, plus status lights. all these features wrapped in a beautiful metallic carbon fiber chassis with soft-touch rubberized finish. the Drobo Mini Storage Drive is available for pre-order with a starting sticker of $649 with shipment expected to be from end September 2012. check out a product intro video after the break.