The DroboPro can store up to 16TB of data. Drives do not have to have matching capacities, so you can pop in virtually any drive you have laying around. If a drive were to fail, you can swap in a new drive without losing any data. With a click of a button, the new DroboPro allows for dual disk redundancy and protection against two simultaneous drive failures. The DroboPro fits on your desktop or can be rack mounted with the optional DroboPro Rack Mount (3U).
DroboPro retains its predecessors' easy-to-understand light system. A blue LED display tells you in 10 percent increments how much storage space the Drobo has left.
Data Robotics sells the DroboPro in its base configuration without drives for £1,099 plus VAT, or US$1,299. You can also buy a DroboPro that comes prepopulated with drives of your specification, though that'll cost you more.
Fuccio sees the DroboPro as ideal for professional users who have large amounts of video and audio data, and therefore ever-pressing storage needs. In fact, he credits the "continued demand from the creative community" as one reason why the Drobo line has been so successful.
The company is taking orders now, with the DroboPro shipping shortly.