Cracking Open the Drobo B800i
The Data Robotics Drobo B800i is an 8-bay, iSCSI SAN storage device that's designed for small and medium business environments. It can handle up to eight, 3TB drives for "up to 24TB of raw storage."
TechRepublic's Mark Kaelin reviewed the Drobo B800i back in June, and I couldn't wait to crack it open.
For an in-depth analysis of the Drobo B800i's internal hardware, check out my post, "Drobo B800i SAN storage device teardown: Proprietary motherboard with Marvell processor".
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