RAID Stories January 13, 2015

expiredDrobo 4-Bay USB 3.0 NAS Storage Array $230 shipped (Reg. $299)

Adorama via eBay Daily Deals offers the Drobo 4-Bay USB 3.0 NAS Array (DDR3A21) for $229.99 shipped. This is a savings of $70 off the regular price and Amazon’s current listing, as well as the lowest that we can currently find it. This NAS is rated 3.8/5 stars by 36 Amazon customers.

The Drobo DDR3A21 features a four-bay storage hot-swappable system with USB 3.0, battery backup memory and supports RAID. Additionally, this NAS four 3.5-inch SATA hard drives for up to 24TB of storage and is compatible with Mac OS X and Windows.

Pack this NAS full of TBs with the highly-rated WD Red 6TB 3.5-inch hard drive for $266 each. These hard drives are designed specifically for use with NAS backup solutions and include a three-year limited warranty.

RAID Stories April 1, 2014


PCM offers nearly 15% off the new WD My Passport Pro portable RAID storage drives. Just released last week at Macworld, it houses two 2.5-inch internal drives, which can be easily configured as RAID 0 for increased performance or RAID 1 for data redundancy. The built-in Thunderbolt cable pushes up to 233 MB/s.

WD My Passport Pro 2TB: $256.99 + shipping (Reg. $300) WD My Passport Pro 4TB: $368.49 + shipping (Reg. $430)

Each applicable discount will be applied once the drive of your choice is added to the shopping cart. All other retailers are currently charging full price for both models. Please note that shipping times may vary since it is so new, which isn’t unique to PCM as Amazon is currently listing a 2-4 week delay. Place your order today and lock in the discounted rate.

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RAID Stories August 28, 2013


Cowboom, a Best Buy affiliate, is selling a brand new Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo 4TB External Raid Hard Drive for $350 with free shipping. That’s a total savings of 42% off the list price and $90 below the next lowest price. As a further price comparison, Newegg is charging full MSRP at $600.

Thunderbolt technology provides unparalleled transfer speeds up to 10 Gb/s with the ability to be daisy chained with other Thunderbolt-enabled devices. For even more performance you can opt to setup this system as RAID 0 for speed or RAID 1 for data protection. This particular My Book even has user-replaceable drives to minimize potential downtime and increase storage flexibility. Amazon reviewers rate it four out of five stars.

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RAID Stories March 6, 2013

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Mac Mall has two refurbished Thunderbolt LaCie drives on sale today with up to 62% off and free shipping. The 2TB LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt drive is on for $219.99 and the 1TB LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt drive is on for $169.99. The 2TB drive can be configured for 1TB of mirrored RAID1 storage.

2TB LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt drive $219.99

1TB LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt drive $169.99

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