June 28, 2011 12:00 ET

Storage Innovator Drobo Gives Away 150 Drobos to Support Winning Causes

"What Would You Do With 100 Drobos?" Contest Draws Creative Ideas for Using the World's Easiest Data Storage Devices to Improve Education, Foster the Arts and Change the World

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2011) - Drobo, makers of the award-winning data storage products for businesses and professionals, today announced the winners of the "What would you do with 100 Drobos?" contest, giving away 150 Drobos to the most original and compelling contributions.

The contest drew more than 1,000 creative submissions in the form of essays, videos, and collages. In the end, the community voted four submissions best of the best.

And the Drobos go to...

  • "Drobos for Good!" by Cris Blyth, Goodmakers Films
  • "Friends Don't Let Friends Lose Data" by Nancy Gravely, CapMacUsersGroup
  • "Saving Lives, One Drobo at a Time" by Johnny Long, Hackers for Charity
  • "State Schools Need Help" by Matt Brown, Cal State Fullerton

"At the end of the day, it was just too close to call, and too difficult to pick one winner or cause among the most popular entries. Our four finalists graciously chose to forgo a runoff and simply share the grand prize," said Tom Buiocchi, CEO at Drobo. "We are happy to see our grand prize of 100 Drobos make not one but four world-changing ideas a reality."

The "What would you do with 100 Drobos?" contest began on May 4, 2011 and ended on June 17, 2011. Over 150 Drobos were given away over the course of the contest, and winners have been notified. To view the winning submissions and all entries, visit the online gallery at:

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Drobo makes award-winning data storage products for small and medium businesses and individual professionals that provide an unprecedented combination of sophisticated data protection and management features, affordable capacity, and ease-of-use. Based on the patented and proven BeyondRAID™ technology, Drobo's ability to deliver "Big Storage in a Small Box" creates the best storage experience ever for hundreds of thousands of small and medium businesses and individual professionals worldwide, who use it to support their file backup and media archiving, server virtualization, and email application needs. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter @drobo.

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