The Drobo B1200i 12-bay iSCSI SAN storage is optimized for Small and Medium Business (SMB) IT to provide reliable, high-performance, and self-optimizing storage for server virtualization, email, and data protection.
MacMall Part #: 9344499
Manufacturer Part #: DR-B1200I-1A21-Q9R3
The Drobo B1200i 12-bay iSCSI SAN storage is optimized for Small and Medium Business (SMB) IT to provide reliable, high-performance, and self-optimizing storage for server virtualization, email, and data protection. It integrates seamlessly into your TCP/IP network infrastructure and utilizes the industry-standard iSCSI protocol to provide powerful, yet simple, consolidated storage for your IT environment. Featuring twelve-drive capacity, multi-host support, three iSCSI ports, and up to 255 Smart Volumes, Drobo 12-bay iSCSI SAN storage for Business delivers features and performance traditionally reserved for more expensive solutions.
Modular design The B1200i model delivers enhanced availability and serviceability for environments hosting business-critical applications Support for high-performance drives SAS or SATA mechanical disks in the same system, support for SSDs Data-Aware Tiering The intellegence built into the Drobo model B1200i allows it to optimizing data layout and drive useage for "hot" workloads.
Drobo delivers "big storage in a small box" to create the best storage experience ever for small and medium sized businesses and departments at larger enterprises. Built on proven BeyondRAID technology, Drobo redefines IT economics by delivering award-winning iSCSI SAN storage and advanced capabilities usually reserved for more expensive enterprise solutions.
Drobo iSCSI SAN storage is designed to provide reliable and high performance storage to servers running business-critical applications like data protection, email, and server virtualization. It connects seamlessly to your existing TCP/IP network and utilizes the industry-standard iSCSI protocol to provide simple, consolidated storage for your servers.
With two iSCSI models available, there's a Drobo that's right for your application. The 8-bay cost-effective B800i model is ideal for data protection or for small business building a SAN for the first time. The powerful 12-bay B1200i model adds Data-Aware Tiering and redundant, hot-swappable components to ensure maximum performance and high-availability of business applications.
iSCSI SAN for business-critical Shows a dedicated iSCSI SAN for business-critical applications and server virtualization, which provides high performance, reliability, and security. Volumes created on a Drobo are assigned to a server, resulting in the server thinking it has locally attached storage.
Multi-Host Connectivity Have multiple servers that need storage? No problem. The Drobo 12-bay iSCSI SAN storage for Business connects seamlessly to your existing TCP/IP network and utilizes the industry-standard iSCSI protocol to provide simple, consolidated storage for your servers.
Up to 12 Disks of Instant Expansion to 36TB and Beyond Grow your storage to meet your data capacity needs with minimal effort. To add capacity, simply insert a new hard drive or replace your smallest drive with a larger one, even when all twelve drive bays are full. Unlike traditional RAID systems, the BeyondRAID technology found on Drobo 12-bay iSCSI SAN storage for Business enables you to mix and match capacities, drive brands and speeds. This allows for continuous expansion as drive capacities grow. With Drobo, expansion is automatic, instantaneous and access to data is always maintained.
Smart Volumes with Thin Provisioning Create new volumes in seconds and manage up to 16TB volumes over time with ease. The innovative and time-saving Smart Volume management technology with Thin Provisioning integrated into the Drobo B800i allows volumes to pull storage from the common pool of disks rather than a specific physical disk allocation. The labor of resizing and migrating volumes is replaced with the simplicity of intelligent engineering. Smart Volumes are also data aware, allowing deleted data blocks to be returned to the common pool and ensuring that volumes remain as efficient as possible over time.
Automated Data-Aware Tiering Automated Data-Aware Tiering SANs allow businesses to consolidate storage resources and share that storage across all connected servers and their applications. The Drobo B1200i moves beyond the days of manually tuning an array for applications that have different storage requirements. Automated Data-Aware Tiering leverages high-capacity hard disk drives (HDDs) paired with high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) to deliver application-optimized storage that requires no manual tuning.*
Designed for IT Environments The B1200i is the first Drobo with serviceable modular components. This hardware design provides a removable controller card; dualredundant, hot-swappable power supplies; and a hot-swappable cooling fan unit. You can source field replaceable units in advance in case of a single hardware component failure, to ensure high uptimes. This delivers the higher level of availability demanded by virtualized IT environments.
Simplify Your VMware Environment Storage is an integral part of a successful virtualization strategy. Drobo has been tested for use with VMware to eliminate risk from your storage decision and help accelerate deployment of your virtual server environment.
Optimizing Business Applications Like with business applications, Drobo is ideal for building your first server virtualization cluster and had been certified for VMware vSphere and Citrix Xen Server environments.
Drobo is also a cost-effective way to provide reliable storage for your backup server and has been certified for use with Symantec Backup Exec.
Drobo Care Service and Support Program The Drobo Care service and support program extends your peace of mind beyond the standard warranty terms for 3 years and beyond. With DroboCare, we're always here to answer your call and if something happens to go wrong, we'll send you a replacement Drobo right away.
Hard drive array
Rack-mountable - 3U
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
Supported Devices / Modules Qty
Total Array Capacity
HDD Array External Interface
SAS - integrated ( Gigabit Ethernet )
SATA 6Gb/s / SAS 6Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate
Max Storage Devices Qty
HDD - hot-swap
9 x 3 TB
Hard Drive (2nd)
3 x 200 GB
Expansion / Connectivity
12 (total) / 0 (free) - 3.5" - hot-swap
3 x Ethernet 1000Base-T - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x Ethernet 1000Base-T ( management ) - RJ-45
Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits) SP1, Apple MacOS X 10.5.8 or later, Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits) SP1, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition SP1, Apple MacOS X Server 10.5.8 or later, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 (32/64-bits) SP1, Microsoft Windows XP (32/64 bits) SP1
Drivers & Utilities, Drobo Dashboard
Rack Mounting Kit
UL, TUV, VCCI, BSMI, CISPR 22 Class B, cUL, CB, ICES-003 Class B, MIC, RoHS, WEEE, FCC Part 15 A, ACA, REACH
2 x internal power supply - hot-plug
Max Supported Qty
Power Redundancy Scheme
AC 120/230 V - 50/60 Hz
Dimensions & Weight
Min Operating Temperature
Max Operating Temperature
Humidity Range Operating
20 - 80%
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