Thanks.Ill start searching every thread to find this guys sig…[hr]
OK, Found it…it says
I also have a Synology DS2411+ with 12 x 3TB WD GP and DX1211 with 10 x 3TB WD Red (and yes - they are much better than the green)
Now, i believe that too, and im leaning towards one, but, i dont want to make a mistake and purchase one if the Drobo5N is going to be better/faster.
Since you can just take the drives out of the FS, and put them right into the 5N, this is going to make the transition smooth(so i hope).But, if its not going to be that much better, i might just go purchase the synology box.
Like i said, i know the 5N is not released yet, so its hard to say, i was just hoping some experts here might have some good news they have read
Yea, i guess i should explained my situation better.
I do not edit from the actual drive. I just transfer large files back and forth from it. I still do the editing from a local folder, but then transfer to the NAS for storage. And, as everyone knows, the transfer speeds to/from the FS is painful.
Yea, I understand a direct attached storage would give me the ideal speeds, but i need a networked device because of multiple stations plus other stuff.
I love the DroboFS, dont get me wrong. Its perfect for what it does, but my complaint is the same as everyone else that owns one, the speed. I have had it for a few years, on a gigabit network, and Even when i walk in from the nightclub and sync my macbook pro - Slow slow slow… I have read all the articles over the last few years and this is nothing new. This is also what has me thinking about getting a new box. That is why i wanted to go with Synology. I was just about to pull the trigger with one before i seen the new 5N coming out.
The Synology looks to be a great box with great speed. I really love everything about it.
Like said, the only thing holding me back is waiting on reviews of this 5N. I would love to hear people say “This thing is amazing and super fast”, i am just not sure if i will hear that. I dont really know why i want to give drobo another shot because they have not been the best company to work with.
So, before i pull the trigger on this synology box, i just wanted to know if anyone had any thoughts on the 5N (even if its pre release)…I guess i can wait it out a few weeks and wait for some real world reviews,im just getting impatient
I’m sure docchris will be along soon and will be happy to provide his experience, given he’s had a lot on both sides of the fence.
For what it’s worth I’m doing the same analysis (DS1512+ vs 5N) due to the regrettable app situation on the 5N. I still have one on preorder to get my data off the disk pack (long story), but unless I see movement on the app front I’ll be buying a Synology and moving my drives over. It’ll be a while yet, but I’ll certainly be able to talk about performance then.
hi just a note:
i find my drobo units (from even the 4slot-Gen1, almost full using all 4 drives drobo) to be “much much” faster than a directly-attached stand alone drive connected in the same way.
eg, i can work with thousands of tiny files like bytes-sized icons and clipsart etc via usb2, and it is potentially hours quicker than if i try to copy or delete those files using a standard usb2 external drive unit.
(the drobo uses ntfs, and the external drive enclosure uses fat32 but at times it was like trying to delete or copy 100 icons on a flashdrive and took a lot longer than a drobo)
im not sure if we are comparing 2 similar things, but for linear use with 1 action etc, then on the drobo’s everything has been far quicker than a packaged 300GB external powered usb drive.
ah i read somewhere recently that you could thunderbolt several of the new drobo units together in such a way?