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I’ve mentioned in the past how useful the Drobo hard drive-based data storage system is, and now DroboShare ($199) brings that same ease of use to your network-based backups.
DroboShare includes a Gigabit Ethernet interface along with USB 2.0, and connects to your Drobo ($399) so everyone on your network can backup their data.
The Drobo holds up to four hot-swappable 3.5-inch SATA hard drives, monitors each drive’s health, and lets you increase storage by changing drives on the fly. A single Drobo holds up to 16TB of data, and DroboShare lets you gang them together for up to 32TB of storage.