I’m currently looking for a way to use my Drobo as a central storage unit for a media center.
I am currently trying to use my PS3 as the player, but have acquired over 2TB of data now on the Drobo.
I was connecting the Drobo S through a Server to the PS3 on my network. However, my Netgear ReadyNAS seems to only read volumes up to 2TB. Anything above 2TB it just does not read, and if the drobo partitions to have more than one drive on it, the server can’t recognize the multiple partitions.
Is anyone using a server or similar set-up that can rexognize multiple partitions on the Drobo S and/or recognize a single volume up to 8 or 16 TB?
The device is currently formatted to an 8TB ext3 setting, but all my data s backed up elsewhere and I can reformat to anything. I also have an old laptop I have considered attempting to convert into a server, but I would need step-by-step instructions as I am a 98.6% linux virgin and have never done that before. Ideally, I’d like to buy an out-of-the-box $300ish server that will just work the way I need it.
So, does anyone do something similar to what I am attempting, and how did you accomplish it?
Refer to previous post if you like: http://www.drobospace.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=983