Thinking of getting Synology DS1511+ to replace the Drobo FS as my main server.
Is this one of the Units you have/had? Any major issue I should be aware of? Ever tried the LaCie 5big Storage Server? I will be at PhotoExpo+ in NYC to make a decision. My concern is retrieval of data loss. LaCie uses MS Server, and there are many 3rd party DIY tools. I photographer friend had a drive issue with his LaCie, and the 3rd party tools recovered everything easily, as it’s a standard platform.
As per your previous recommendation, I checked the Synology Forum, its open and the users seem very experienced (edit after post: found you there, and I think my question has actually been answered…)
Currently own: 2 Drobo v2’s, 1 Drobo FS (just gave me a scare, keeps dishing out drives as bad, but drives are good in WD Data Lifeguard & work fine in my Thermaltake MAX-2533 Backplane), and 1 Drobo S (has intermittent red/flash then on next boot OK)
I think there is a serious issue with the connectors and their alignment. The v2’s use to drop power due to the power plug not fitting in tightly in the back due to chassis mis alignment to the case, until I whittled the plug to fit within the opening’s diameter and added a strain relief. The v2’s do not appear to securely wrap the negative part of the plu, nor to they have a hook the keeps the plug in on the female connector. Yet the male connector appears to be designed for that hook.