New Drobo has Firewire support, old model drops in price

Data Robotics has released an updated Drobo with two Firewire ports and an updated processor, allowing for faster data transfer and daisy chaining multiple Drobos. The new models of this storage and backup device also features a quieter and larger case fan. The case itself has been modified slightly but to great effect, looking sleeker than ever. Sadly, they still start at $500 without any hard drives.

One nice side effect to the announcement of the new Drobos is the price drop for the old ones. Starting at $350, these still make great storage solutions, and hanging on to $150 isn’t bad either. Still, if the idea of buy anything for this purpose curls your toes, build your own network attached storage.


  1. if you dont like my comment dont read it. says:

    OMG what a cool hack as soon as i get home i will break out my soldering gun and start hacking!!!! ( or is that break out my wallet and start spending so that juan gets his cut ??? i can never remember)

  2. Wolf says:


    lol, agreed

  3. Wolf says:

    Because we’ve been so inconsistent as to the type of posts do, and don’t like to see on this site.

    (sorry about the double post)

  4. userjjb says:

    If your comment is whiny, I redirect you here:

    Thank you, and stop whining.

  5. John Bokma says:

    Hack a day really doesn’t care. They just want to push out as many posts a day as possible and cash. Trying to be a life hacker clone. The latter is sadly becoming more and more a copy paste blog as well.

  6. beesknees says:

    I normally leave adblock plus turned off for hackaday as i feel that you guys work hard for your advertising income. I may be turning it back on now if half the posts are going to this kind of dumb shit, feel free to take the lost earnings from juan’s pay.

    This is so far from a HACK it makes me sad.

  7. ad-a-day says:

    the only hack associated with this “post” is juan aguilar… that guy is a total hack.

    “1. a person, as an artist or writer, who exploits, for money, his or her creative ability or training in the production of dull, unimaginative, and trite work; one who produces banal and mediocre work in the hope of gaining commercial success in the arts: As a painter, he was little more than a hack. “

  8. Wolf says:

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again,

    I’d be perfectly happy with the daily category, except that many of the good hacks that run in this feed aren’t labeled as daily’s. That in itself wouldn’t be so bad, except that those hacks will never be saved and run as a daily later, so we miss them completely. The image fulgerator, for instance, which was one of the coolest hacks I’ve ever seen on this site wasn’t in the daily category.

    I suggest starting a HACK, category, so we can see a feed of them alone, without missing anything interesting.

  9. Tricky says:

    Normally I like Hackaday’s stuff, and I’ve even been tolerant with Juan’s posts – some of which are great, others are borderline. This is plain and simple, an advertisement for drobo, which is a buy-it-yourself data storage device. Please, hackaday, hold another poll and ask us “do we want to see more subliminal advertising posts on this website?” so we can all answer NO!

  10. miked says:

    i can’t take it any longer. i am starting my own site. check out

  11. Wolf says:


    I’m too busy to help you with the writing, but I will send you my current list of hack links to get you started.

    Good Luck

    If that falls through, ‘s hack and diy feeds are pretty similar to the old HAD we know and love.

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