For Sale Drobo Elite and Pro FS + Rackkits (Brand new in box)

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  1. phoenix_rising

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    Hi Guys,

    I have some kit that is now surplus to a render project i was working on and thought it may be of interest here due to the fact that i'm using these units myself for sharing out my media the house and thought this might be the place to find like minded people!

    I have a few of these so let me know on quantity's etc...

    1 x Drobo Elite 8 bay storage array (iSCSI) + 3U rackkit's.. New in Box - I'm looking for £750 a unit these are brand new and boxed they retailed at around £2400 and the rack kits were around £250 alone there built for speed and these are what im currnetly using to serve 48tb of storage in the living room and they look great doing it and are blazingly fast... I've had these serving 1080p raw footage to 4client media players simulatenously with no stutter... The tiny footprint is a godsend for stashing in AV centers and support for up to 32tb per unit utilizing 4tb disks means theres no limitations on disk config.

    3 x Drobo Pro FS 8 bay NAS (SMB\AFP) + 3U rackkit
    again brand new in box and brand new rackkit in box Looking for £950 a unit. Retail was around £2600 These are the NAS versions for a slightly different take... Identical appearance, but support SMB\AFP sharing protocols and can be configured as DLNA servers\SFTP\Mediatomb\apache web servers as a real all in the box solution to aid your HTPC needs. They also support up to 32tb per unit utilizing 4tb disks.

    These unit's are not for everyone as most people could get away with the smaller units from other brands with less storage requirements and slower transfer speeds however these units are what i'd consider the gap crossover between consumer -> enterprise unit's. They've been styled to look like consumer units, but they offer enterprise functionality and racking capabilities for people that want more expansion and faster speeds without sacrificing the style of their AV racks, they offer the best of all worlds.

    The iSCSI units offer performance that can be likened to the closest your gonna get to the feel and speed of local disk storage for people that need a hassle free way of presenting their large digital library to a home server\HTPC and may need to serve media to multiple clients simulatenously with less performance hit.

    The SMB/AFP units offer you the flexibility of serving all of your data directly to pretty much any device or OS on the home network and offering customizeable functionality for people that arn't planning on running a home server but need the option of adding large disks to extend their digital media collection to all their devices where bleeding edge transfer speeds arn't the focus.

    For me, I found that my collection was always growing, Lossless Audio rips, 1080p 3D Film rips, 4k round the corner the list continues... You really can't have enough storage or expansion possibilty's when planning a large digital library for serving the home.. but having the ability to mix and match drives, and add drives as you go is incredibly useful as it means your storage can grow when you can afford to upgrade it. Swapping out disks is as easy as ejecting and putting a new one in. I urge people to google these before buying but if anyone has any questions feel free to hit me up.. They are incredibly easy to get up and running due to the fact there pretty much plug and play.. takes longer fitting them with disks then configuring them!

    Collection is preferred due to the fact that there are 2 boxes (unit + rackkit) that can get bulky but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it!

    If my ad needs tailoring in anyway to be compliant please let me know, i havn't posted here before mainy just crying out for AV advice!

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  2. nate247

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    Just as a heads up mate, but advertising the items here and then selling them elsewhere does contravene forums rules. As a new member I wouldn't want you falling fowl of the Mod's and so this is only a friendly message to keep you informed. They can issue a trading ban / infraction as a result, so maybe worth giving the rules a read.

    Good luck with the sale. Cheers...
     
  3. phoenix_rising

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    Thanks Nate - The quantity's i have stated here are exclusively selling through this forum for the time being. If after a week or two they are still available i will take them off the forum and advertise them else where to abide by the rules. Thanks.

    Guys - Quantity's have been revised and currently reflect what i have available!
     
  4. kez

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    do these include disks?
     
  5. phoenix_rising

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    Nope this is just the units and the rack kits new in boxes. I have a selection of 1tb and 2tb disks if people are interested that could be negotiated seperately but am reluctant to part with them to be honest...
     
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  6. Mr_Wistles

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    Are these still avaliable?
     
  7. phoenix_rising

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    Hey Mr_Wistles, Yup still available.
     
  8. Mr_Wistles

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    What's the deal with the warranty?
     
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    Well, The SAN's and the NAS's are sold as seen ... But i'm more than happy for you to test the ones you buy from me at mine, prior to leaving, to test with 2 or 3 drives if you wish for your own piece of mind. That way we can settle any issues before you leave. (i've set so many up that it literally only takes 15 mins from unnboxing to setting up a test array.)

    The NAS's are the same deal and are sold as seen ...BUT for the NAS's i do have 2 x 1yr Drobocare warranty products for the NAS units which are INCREDIBLY hard to find and are an off the shelf product to extend warranty's. They retailed for (RRP £250+) but i'll do them for £150 each as it's what i've got in them.

    i've spoken to drobo and there still valid and good to go.

    I've sold around 7 units prior to listing the remaining units on here... And not run into any issues as of yet so you can buy with confidence.

    Any other questions, just let me know. :)
     
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    Still available?
     
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    I am interested in a Pro FS if you still have them.
     
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    Hey guys - yup more still available.
     
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    What exactly do you have?
     
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    I have at 3 PRO FS units left and 1 Elite unit with a 3u mount for each and 2 x drobo care 1yr warranty's for the Pro FS
     
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    I am interested in a pro. I take it they have no warranty as this model was discontinued in 2010.

    What is your best price for one delivered?
     
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    What are the measurements of both?
     
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    Hi Guys -

    @Mr_Whistles - The units dont have warranty's - however they are new and sealed and as mentioned i have 2 x 1yr drobo care parts\replacement warranty's that can be activated against the PRO FS still. So you CAN add a warranty to the unit. (But not the elite as technically the drobocare product isnt licensed to cover it.)

    If i could offer a 1yr manafacturers warranty for them then i'd be selling for a lot more!

    My best price on the PRO FS would be £900 delivered for the Drobo + mounting hardware... Or for £950 delivered i'll throw in 1yr drobocare (These were NOT CHEAP to purchase!) (you will need to call drobo to activate this.)

    @Yaka - They are incredibly small considering there an 8 bay enclosure idea for sneaking into the lounge AV cabinet due to the footprint. Dimensions are identical for both and are: 14.1 x 12.2 x 5.5 inches ; 16.3 pounds
     
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  18. Mr_Wistles

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    How much without the mounting hardware.
     
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    I can knock £25 off both prices.
     
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    Would you post first due to having no feedback?
     
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    That's a little risky due to the cost of the items! but i'm more than happy for you to collect if it helps? My ebay feedback is solid and there are probably a few other forum seller ratings i could dig out if it it helps? Im also more than happy to give you names, numbers and addresses. I have nothing to hide! :)
     
  22. Mr_Wistles

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    Thanks, I am not able to get over to you.

    As you can see I have great feedback on here and over 6,000 on eBay.
     
  23. phoenix_rising

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    Due to you being a long standing member i'll honour sending first but I would need payment the same day that the item arrives via bank transfer. If that's cool - Then it's a deal.
     
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    To confirm £925 on receipt of a brand new unused Drobo-FS Pro.

    I will pay as soon as I have been able to confirm that the unit is working and that the drobocare is valid.

    If you posted today, I would receive tomorrow and as long as I am able to register the drobocare same day I will pay tomorrow. Failing that payment would be first thing Thursday morning once I have registered the drobocare as they could possibly be closed when I get home.

    If you agree please pm and I will send you my address.
     
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    On more question how noisey are they?
     
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    @Yaka - Hey buddy, to try and put it into some sort of context... Their audible for the first 5 seconds apon boot up... and then the fans drop to idle... I run 2 inside an AV cabinet with no cooling in the living room 12ft from the sofa and there completely inaudible due to the 2 large fans in the back and air venting from the main magnetic front plate to the rear.
     
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    I have 3 (soon to be 4) and they are very silent as long as you have air flowing to them. Don't even know they are there.
     
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    ok cool

    Wish you'd replied to my question on 24th may. Woulda Taken a pro and elite then. But have already started building a freenas box.

    Still want both but will have to sell my free nas bits first.

    Any chance I could pay half first then half after delivery for a pro fs?
     
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    I think he only has one Pro left which I have bought.
     

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