Drobo B1200i

Mfg Part #: DR-B1200I-1A21-K12

Drobo B1200i
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Our Price$17,484.57
ConditionNew and Factory Sealed
Out of Stock as of 2:47am 3/29/2014

The Drobo model B1200i combines the most advanced storage technology with Drobo ease-of-use and affordability. Designed for business applications such as VMware, Microsoft Exchange, and backup, the Drobo B1200i offers another fundamental breakthrough with Automated Data-Aware Tiering technology. This innovation enables Drobo to automatically optimize performance over a mix of SAS and SSD drives within a single chassis. Performance levels adapt to your workloads in real time (no knobs, no tuning, no waiting), making it truly application-driven, not admin-driven! The Drobo B1200i also includes 12-bay SAN (iSCSI-attached) capabilities for up to 24TB, with dual redundant power and other hardware redundancy, patented BeyondRAID technology for the world's most automated data protection, as well as thin provisioning and thin reclamation capabilities to optimize your capacity and expandability needs.

BeyondRAID technology
A Drobo B1200i iSCSI array can hold up to 36 TB of raw storage and beyond. To add capacity, simply insert a hard drive or replace your smallest drive with a larger one, even when all drive bays are full. Unlike traditional RAID systems, the BeyondRAID technology in Drobo enables you to leverage different drive capacities, allowing for continuous expansion as larger drives become available. With Drobo, expansion is automatic and instantaneous and access to data is always maintained, all while protecting you from two simultaneous drive failures.

Automated Data-Aware Tiering
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.

Smart volumes with thin provisioning
The timesaving smart volume management technology with thin provisioning integrated into the Drobo B1200i 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.

Designed for IT environments
The B1200i is the Drobo with serviceable modular components. This hardware design provides a removable controller card; dual-redundant, 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.

Optimizing business applications
Similar to business applications, Drobo is ideal for building your first server virtualization cluster, highly available email server, or scalable backup server. Drobo technology has been certified for VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, Symantec Backup Exec, and Veeam Backup environments.

Product Highlights
  • Thin Provisioning & Reclamation
  • Mixed Drive Utilization
  • Single or Dual Disk Redundancy
  • Dual Power & Cooling
  • Modular Design for field replacement
  • Rackmount ready

In The Box
  • Drobo B1200i
  • 9 X 2TB SAS drives
  • 3 X 200GB SSDs
  • Rack mount installation guide
  • Rack mount parts
  • 2 x 6 ft power cords
  • Getting Started Guide (printed)
  • Resource CD, which includes Drobo Dashboard application

General Specifications

Manufacturer Part #DR-B1200I-1A21-K12
Manufacturer UPC #0094922386038
Cost Central Item #11603430
Product DescriptionDrobo B1200i - Hard drive array - 18.6 TB - 12 bays ( SAS-2 ) - 9 x SSD 2 TB + 3 x SSD 200 GB - Gigabit Ethernet (external) - rack-mountable - 3U
Device TypeHard drive array
Enclosure TypeRack-mountable - 3U
Total Array Capacity18.6 TB
InterfaceGigabit Ethernet
Installed Devices / Modules Qty12 (installed) / 12 (max)
Supported DrivesSAS-2
Storage ControllerSAS ( SATA 6Gb/s / SAS 6Gb/s )
Hard Drive9 x 2 TB SSD SAS - hot-swap
Hard Drive (2nd)3 x 200 GB SSD
OS RequiredMicrosoft 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, Citrix XenServer 5.6
PowerAC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power RedundancyYes
Approximate Dimensions (WxDxH)17.2 in x 21.9 in x 5.2 in
Approximate Weight47 lbs

Extended Specifications

Device TypeHard drive array
Enclosure TypeRack-mountable - 3U
Installed Devices / Modules Qty12
Supported Devices / Modules Qty12
Supported DrivesSAS-2
Total Array Capacity18.6 TB
HDD Array External InterfaceGigabit Ethernet
Storage Controller
TypeSAS - integrated ( Gigabit Ethernet )
Channel Qty12
Interface TypeSATA 6Gb/s / SAS 6Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate600 MBps
Max Storage Devices Qty12
Hard Drive
TypeSSD - hot-swap
Capacity9 x 2 TB
Interface TypeSAS
Hard Drive (2nd)
Capacity3 x 200 GB
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Bays12 (total) / 0 (free) - 3.5" - hot-swap
Interfaces3 x Ethernet 1000Base-T - RJ-45
1 x Ethernet 1000Base-T ( management ) - RJ-45
System Requirements
OS RequiredMicrosoft 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, Citrix XenServer 5.6
Software IncludedDrobo Dashboard
Rack Mounting KitIncluded
Compliant StandardsUL, TUV, VCCI, BSMI, CISPR 22 Class B, cUL, CB, ICES-003 Class B, MIC, RoHS, WEEE, FCC Part 15 A, ACA, REACH
Power Device2
Max Supported Qty2
Power RedundancyYes
Power Redundancy Scheme1+1
Voltage RequiredAC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Dimensions & Weight
Approximate Width17.2 in
Approximate Depth21.9 in
Approximate Height5.2 in
Approximate Weight47 lbs
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature50 °F
Max Operating Temperature95 °F
Humidity Range Operating20 - 80%

Available Accessories & Related Products

Service and Support - Storage
DescriptionMfg Part #StockPrice 
DroboCare B1200iDroboCare B1200i
Extended service agreement - advance parts replacement - 3 years - shipment - NBD - for P/N: DR-B1200I-1A21-D09, DR-B1200I-1A21-K12
DR-B1200I-1D11 No $1,745.06
DroboCare B1200iDroboCare B1200i
Extended service agreement - advance parts replacement - 1 year - shipment - NBD - for P/N: DR-B1200I-1A21-D09, DR-B1200I-1A21-K12
DR-B1200I-1S11 No $737.96

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