I need a network mass storage solution and i have been looking at the Drobo FS.
I have read allot of bad feedback about the FS so was wondering if it might be better to get a server (and when i say server i will probably use a SFF pc with a desktop OS, so not really a server) and a Drobo v2?
I know there are other RAID / NAS devices available which kick the ass of the drobo, but i need a solution which is very easy to upgrade by non technical users should i not be there to take care of it.
It sounds like the Drobo FS is perfect for you. Servers are a lot faster transfer speed wise but you dont need that and I think they are more expensive. Also, as you probably already know, if you need to add storage to drobo you just add another big drive and you dont have to do any crazy server setup. I swear I don’t work for Drobo
I use mine as my working drive so I don’t have experience with setting it up as a backup device so I can’t speak if it has any random problems with connections or anything like that.
Thank God I bought my DROBO from Costco! It’s going back for a full refund, and I am buying a Synology DS1511+ here’s their forum that is PUBLIC! you don’t have to buy their products first to have access to other users! http://forum.synology.com/enu/ By the way, how did you get in here without buying first? did DROBO forums finally go “public”?