The Thunderbolt-equipped Dorbo 5D and Dorbo Mini storage devices are now up for pre-order. The former BYOD desktop solution with a pair of Thunderbolt ports and a lone USB 3.0 connector; just brings up to five 3.5-inch Hard disk drives, as your RAID adventures are cleared to begin. The bantam option that provides the power and flexibility of the 5D, but in a miniaturized package that works with the 2.5-inch drives that find themselves within laptops. The Dorbo 5D is priced at $849, and the Dorbo Mini priced at $649. For more details read the press release.
Here is the Press Release
Today is a very big day for owners and fans of Drobo who have been waiting for new levels of performance, flexibility, and portability. Announced last month, the new Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini with Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, and SSD acceleration are now available for pre-orders from select partners and our very own online DroboStore.
The initial demand for these products has been about twice the level of any other product that we've ever introduced, so if you're interested in getting one of the new Drobos - and we hope you are - make sure to place your pre-order to ensure your spot in line.
Pricing for the Drobo Mini starts at $649, the Drobo 5D starts at $849 - prices include a Thunderbolt cable and NEW 2-year standard warranty. An optional custom carrying case is available for the Mini at $49. Regional pricing for those of you outside the US is available from international partners and our online DroboStore.
We have more detailed information on the new Drobo 5D and Mini at www.drobo.com, and a list of the initial press and analyst reactions at www.drobo.com/news/news.php.