Review: Zero-Config Storage Arrays from Drobo, Exablox

More OneBlox Testing

To test data availability, we copied a media file to a OneBlox populated with three drives and began streaming it to a workstation. Then we removed a randomly selected drive from the array to simulate an unexpected drive failure. The media stopped for about two seconds, long enough for the media player to put up a "File Unreadable" message; then it resumed playing. OneSystem reported that the drive was no longer present. We replaced the drive and it was back online within a minute. Multiple OneBlox units can be configured for redundancy. The tested 2U device operated quietly and consumed about 170 watts with five drives installed.

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