SOURCE: Data Robotics

June 18, 2008 08:35 ET

Data Robotics' Drobo Takes First Place in Tom's Hardware Computex Worldwide Design Competition

Readers Voted and Selected Drobo as Worldwide Favorite for Outstanding Product Design

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - June 18, 2008) - Data Robotics announced today that its Drobo product has won the first place award for best design in Tom's Hardware Computex 2008 design competition. Selected over competing products that were handpicked by the editors of Tom's Hardware Guide, this award recognizes Drobo as the worldwide favorite for demonstrating true innovation and outstanding product design.

Drobo is an external storage array with intelligent features that automate the set up and maintenance process, simplify operations for the user and then easily expands in capacity as the user's data collection grows over time. Since the launch of Drobo the company has been honored with 18 industry awards and accolades and gained a widespread following of customers and enthusiasts who have embraced its technology as the easiest-to-use, most expandable and safest multi-drive desktop storage array available.

"This honor is a direct result of our determination to bring the best possible storage solutions to our customers and a testament to the contributions of everyone involved in Drobo's product design," said Geoff Barrall, CEO and co-founder of Data Robotics. "The fact that our design was chosen as a favorite worldwide further validates the incredible user reception that Drobo has received since our initial launch."

Computex 2008 Design award nominees were hand selected by the editors of Tom's Hardware Guide, and then opened up an online survey of its U.S. and worldwide readers to select the winners, which awarded Drobo the first place honor for worldwide votes. Survey results can be found at:,5622.html.

About Data Robotics

Data Robotics -- the makers of Drobo, the world's first storage robot -- develops automated data storage products designed to ensure data is always protected and easy-to-manage. Unlike other storage arrays, however, Drobo uses patented software that is designed for non-technical users who demand reliability without the complexity of RAID. Key features of Drobo include some of the most advanced automated features available -- including self-monitoring, self-healing and an easy-to-understand visual status and alert panel. For more information visit Data Robotics at

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