DROBO shares the love.
When DROBO first came out I was hooked. All that redundant backup in a black box that’s as smart as it is sexy? Sign me up!
And since then I’ve had a Drobo, now two of them, sitting on my desk. My work comes into my main machine and is immediately backed up to Drobo. Drobo itself has all kinds of science-fictiony stuff going on under the hood that I don’t understand but I know this – my data is protected 24/7 and it’s a scalable storage solution, so when Drobo gets full I just go buy a larger HDD and pop it in. I know some folks whine about the proprietary nature of Drobo and would rather use other solutions, fine, but for me, Drobo gives piece of mind to my decidedly non-techy brain. It’s not my working drive, it’s my on-site backup, and I still have off-site back-ups too, but it does its job really well, it looks great on my desk, and my cats like sleeping on them. We all win.
And now you can win too! (How was that for a segue?) When I was at Photoshop World I asked my Drobo connections about sharing the love and they jumped on it faster than hands off a greased pig. So in the spirit of simplicity, we’ll make this one easy. If you want a drobo, you don’t have to engage in the usual sucking-up. Just leave a comment on this post that has (a) your name, (b) your email address, and (c) this confession: I WANT A DROBO. That is all. At a random date and time I will close the comments, launch Random.org in my browser and let it chose a number between 1 and the number of comments received. Then Drobo will ship you a new Firewire 800 Drobo. You’ll have to buy the drives yourself. Easy-peasy, right? Comments are open, go for it. May the most random person, with the most vulnerable data, win.
Huge thanks to Drobo both for letting me sleep at night and for sharing the love. If you have no idea what I’m babbling on about, check out Drobo on their website HERE.
Update, October 15. The contest is closed, the name is drawn. Look for an announcement on October 16.