Drobo S updated, receives USB 3.0 connectivity

Data Robotics decided that their Drobo S is not living up to its potential, and hence has decided to throw in USB 3.0 connectivity to have it keep up with the times. Boasting a 5Gbps connection, it will definitely perform a whole lot faster compared to FireWire 800 and theoretically speaking, it could be up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. This multi-drive storage will still play nice over both of the earlier formats, capable of handling up to 32TB of storage space across its five bays. You can pick up this upgraded drive for $799 a pop in a barebones kit if you already own your own drives, but shell out $500 more and you can fill up each bay with a 1TB drive. Depending on your budget, you can choose from the $1,549 7.5TB model all the way to $1,799 for the 10TB model. [Press Release]

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