SOURCE: Data Robotics, Inc.

Data Robotics, Inc.

June 23, 2009 06:00 ET

Data Robotics Announces Winners of Drobo Video Contest

Four Drobo Enthusiasts Rewarded With Free Products for Their Creative and Compelling Videos

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2009) - Data Robotics, Inc., the company that is changing the way the world stores and protects digital content, today announced the winners of its Drobo video contest. Four winners will receive a free Drobo for their short video entries that explain either how the product positively changes the way their data is stored or how the product makes digital life better. The winners were announced in four categories:

Best Picture
Popcorn Island

  --  Popcorn Island explains to the world why the large files from their
      video production company can be a "nightmare" without a Drobo.

Best Original Musical
Ethan Benninger

  --  Ethan Benninger sings a "Drobo Rap"

Best Original Story
Andrew Watt

  --  Drobo on the Case:  Did somebody call for backup?

Best Documentary
David M. Hepburn Productions, Inc.

  --  Hepburn explains how his previous storage solutions were no match for
      Drobo when it came to storing the massive amounts of large files he
      has from his video production company

"Every day we hear stories about how Drobo is changing the way the world stores and protects its data. We wanted to make it easy for people to share their stories and in the process make someone's Drobo dream come true," said Mark Fuccio, senior director of products and markets at Data Robotics. "Originally we were only going to have two winners, but the entries were so amazing we decided to give away two more."

"I entered this contest because our company deals almost exclusively with digital media and we rely on the ability to keep thousands of files on hand at any given time. Relative to the other storage solutions in the industry, Drobo is a low cost, highly expandable alternative, and it's perfect for our environment," said David Hepburn, owner and creative director of David M. Hepburn Productions. "We're excited to have been chosen by Data Robotics because they recognized our creativity in video, and we recognize their creativity in data storage."

The contest was aimed at exposing new and interesting ways that Drobo is being used in the field and to increase awareness about the product. In addition, Data Robotics leveraged social media as a way to help facilitate the contest. The contest was announced June 2 on Twitter to the company's more than 5,000 followers and entries were posted on Flickr. The winning videos were also announced on Twitter and will be featured on in the month of July.

About Data Robotics

Data Robotics, the company that is changing the way the world stores digital content, develops automated storage products designed to ensure data is always protected, accessible and simple to manage. The award-winning Drobo® storage arrays are the first to provide the protection of traditional RAID without the complexity. The revolutionary BeyondRAID technology frees users from making the difficult and confining choice of "Which RAID level to deploy?" by providing an unprecedented combination of advanced features and automation, including single and dual disk redundancy, instant expansion, self-monitoring, data awareness, self-healing, and an easy-to-understand visual status and alert panel. For more information, visit Data Robotics at

Data Robotics, Drobo, and BeyondRAID are trademarks of Data Robotics, Inc., that may be registered in some jurisdictions. All other trademarks used are owned by their respective owners.

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