Daily Giz Wiz 332: Drobo Backup Storage Robot

Episode 332 of the podcast

Drobo Backup Storage Robot
Subject: Review of Drobo Backup Storage Robot
Released:Tuesday 12 June 2007
Length:about 16 minutes
Download file:DGW-332.mp3 (7.3 MB)
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Short info

A new kind of USB drive, it's Drobo, the Backup Storage Robot.

Detailed information

USB data storage and protection.  Add hard drives as you go. Mix and match hdds of different capacities, brands or speeds.  No downtime or data migration.  No software required.  No need for RAID.  Drobo does it for you like a robot.

No TTTT Jingle

Leo forgets to play the TTTT Jingle.

More on WaterBOB

Bob Green from Santa Clara points out that it is recommended that the WaterBOB (Episode 319) be disposed of after one use.  Dick has clarified it with the manufacturer.  There is no reason it cannot be re-used, but it must be sterilised first.

Bill Gaines on Brooklyn Celebrity Path

On 30 May 2007, William M. Gaines, founder of MAD Magazine, was inducted into the Celebrity Path in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  Other inductees included Mel Brooks, Barbra Streisand, Barbara Stanwyck, Jackie Gleason, Henny Youngman.  Dick attended the ceremony and later made a presentation to Gaines's daughter Cathy, in the Satanic Garden in the backyard of the DeBartolo Manor.  Read the Press Release.  Learn about the Celebrity Path.

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