A new base model Drobo 4 Bay just launched with USB 3.0 connectivity. It includes power fail protection with battery backup and Drobo’s BeyondRAID configuration for drive spanning with single or dual disk redundancy.
Notably, the full size Drobo 4 Bay lack a Thunderbolt port, even though the Drobo Mini 4 Bay offers USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt for the same price.
The new Drobo 4 Bay holds up to four 3.5″ SATA I / II / III hard disks, which can be from any manufacturer. The Drobo 4 Bay retails for $349 with no drives. Additional configurations are available that include various hard drive capacities. More details here on Drobo’s website.