Anyone use this for backup? Pricey, but it supports up to five drives. Not sure by reading how big a capacity drive it will support. But this could be a solution for photo/etc backup that would allow me to buy an iMac as opposed to a very pricey MacPro!http://drobo.com/products/professionals/drobo-5d/Got this from Scott Kelbyhttp://scottkelby.com/2008/my-photo-back-up-strategy/Birgit
I have owned one of the original DROBOs for a few years. Reliable, does its job as described but is slow as molasses. The fact that they advertise "performance improvements" is probably a good thing.Also be aware that because of the way it is designed, with "redundancy" and "data safety" at high priority, you have to feed it quite a bit more drive capacity than you expect you will need.But otherwise it's definitely a good thing.BF
I have a drobo. Don't use it any more. Pros: dead simple to use. Cons: slow and noisy. Now I use a Synology NAS. Much faster, much quieter, many more features.
Scott Kelby changed his mind.I’m Done with drobo: http://scottkelby.com/2012/im-done-with-drobo/I want to like Drobo, but their reputation worries me.
Thanks for the link. Sounds like my Voyager! Will have to go through the comments of which there are a lot. I don't think I would like a system that is so proprietary that if the system goes, so go your drives! Although I should mention that when my Voyager died, I had to reformat the drives to get them back up working. And, I had to send a Seagate back twice!I'm surprised that Kelby does not use a MacPro...you have space for 4 disks, can have an external disk (or two) and Time Capsule for TM.Birgit
I'm surprised that Kelby does not use a MacPro...you have space for 4 disks…I'm not surprised. That's a lot of extra money to pay, just for the benefit of more internal storage.Plus, you end up with that giant tower.Almost all the creative pros I know have switched to iMacs.
I'm not surprised. That's a lot of extra money to pay, just for the benefit of more internal storage.Plus, you end up with that giant tower.Almost all the creative pros I know have switched to iMacs.I know...it is not particularly the giant tower which can sit under my desk...it is the very high price! OTOH, they are so reliable and easy to upgrade. Mine is going into its 6th year and still humming along...in spite of its weird behavior early last year..which it no longer exhibits. I wonder how many TBs HD it will support? Or does it matter.
they are so reliable and easy to upgrade…The same can be said for iMacs, though upgrading the internal drive isn't quite so easy.But really, which is easier: Plugging in a USB external, or attaching a SATA internal?
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