Drobo has announced pricing for its two Thunderbolt and USB 3.0-capable storage devices, expected later this month. Units will be available for preorder at a number of resellers including Amazon and Drobo's own online store, starting Monday July 23.

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The Drobo Mini starts at $649 with the Drobo 5D starting at $849. Prices include a Thunderbolt cable and 2-year warranty. These are US prices only, with pricing for the rest of the world being announced on Monday.

The company notes that initial demand for the Thunderbolt units have been twice what they've seen for similar product introductions.

Top Rated Comments

kwikdeth Avatar
155 months ago
$650 for that? The joke that is thunderbolt just gets funnier and funnier. Not even firewire had this kind of early adopter penalty...
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
peteullo Avatar
155 months ago
Oh great! More affordable Thunderbolt products!
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rocketman Avatar
155 months ago
So everyone posts to complain even though the device has features and benefits different from other NAS products and also initial demand is great.

Trolls.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Peace Avatar
155 months ago
Oh great! More affordable Thunderbolt products!

To be fair there has never been a cheap Drobo.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bb426 Avatar
155 months ago
I'll buy 50. As soon as I win the lotto.

First world problems.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
basesloaded190 Avatar
155 months ago
About twice as much as i am really willing to pay for something like that right now.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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