I found a quick review of the Drobo Mini. While not a NAS since the Mini does not have an Ethernet port, the Drobo Mini does allow you to add up to four 2.5" SATA notebook or SSD drives as a RAID array for external storage. Measured speed is very good:
Next, I ran the tool against my Mini and receive the results you see below. While these aren’t even close to the SSD results, I didn’t expect them to be, particularly without the optional SSD accelerator installed yet. Once that comes in, I’m going to re-run the tests to see what’s what. As you can see, I’m pushing more than 200 MB/s for both read and write using my four drive Mini. Given that general rule of thumb says that a single SATA disk might push 50-60 MB/s in the real world, I’m quite pleased with these numbers.
Drobo is adding a NAS device to its revised lineup. It is expected to be released soon.
- Drobo 5N Replacing Drobo FS (nas-pro.com)
- You: Drobo Mini, the Sophisticated Backup System In a Small Package [REVIEW] (mashable.com)