By Tim Murphy
on 8.14.12
Photo by Drobo

If you’re not backing up your data, you’ll regret it. Cloud storage solutions like Dropbox provide some piece of mind, but they’ve yet to fully keep pace with today’s ever-growing media libraries. The Drobo Mini ($649+) is a new personal and portable storage solution for mobile professionals that holds up to 3TB of data in four 750GB, 2.5-inch drives (a first for the Drobo line).

Blazing fast data transfers are easily handled via the onboard USB 3.0 port and dual Thunderbolt inputs — which give Mac users the added boon of daisy chaining up to six other Thunderbolt accessories. Still craving pro features? There’s even an additional mSATA SSD bay for those who demand top-notch performance from resource intensive apps like Photoshop or Aperture. Like the rest of the Drobo family, so-called BeyondRAID technology gives Mini users the flexibility to mix and match storage drives of different capacities, while a built-in rechargeable battery ensures no data is lost in the event of a power outage, maintaining your work and sanity.

Buy Now: $649+ (Available September 30th)