It’s time to get a Drobo (FS?), as I’m done with so many external backup drives for all of our Apple iMacs. We have 3 Apple iMacs in our family in addition to 2 AppleTVs.
What I would like to do is purchase a Drobo FS to store all of our family’s music, photos, and movies (“content” from here forward). Then, I can point each iMac’s iTunes and iPhotos accounts to the Drobo FS for content (as opposed to keeping the content on any of the iMacs an AppleTVs).
Does this schematic seem correct?
On the Drobo FS, I would create three folders (i.e. “Family Music,” “Family Photos,” and “Family Movies”) in it’s top-level directory and drop everything into the appropriate folder… correct?
Then, I would just make sure that each iMac always remains connected to the Drobo FS over the Ethernet network, always… correct?
Since the AppleTVs are synced to one of the iMacs, and the iMac would always be connected to the Drobo, the AppleTV would be able to stream anything on the Drobo FS (that was synced to that iMac’s iTunes account)… correct?
Thank you so much in advance for proofing this. I have spent a couple of days reading news and posts about Drobo, and I think the Drobo FS is what fits my needs best.
Have a great day,