I have been using my Drobo 5s (Gen2) since 2011, primarily as storage for my plex content. I have grown from 500 Gb drives to 8 TB drives. Initially, it was connected (eSata, USB3) to a Windows workstation, now it is connected to a Linux [Solus] build (USB3). I am concerned about the 5s dying.
Can I simply move my current drives from my 5s to a new B810n and not lose the data on those drives or as the Migration - Drobo page shows, am I limited to moving to an 8D? Could a new B810n function as my Plex Media Server using the Plex DroboApp? Is the B810n capable of supporting transcoding 720p or 1080p output? How many simultaneous connections could it support?