Currently have a Drobo v2 plugged into my Mac Mini server via firewire.
Am thinking of getting a DroboPro since could use the extra space, and possibly the dual disk redundancy.
I have some questions regarding the migration.
- Can I take the drives out of my Drobo and put them in the Pro and it just work? Anyone tried this?
- What about the logical volumes supported by the Pro, can I create volumes afterwards?
Bit scared about the above option, so guess another is put two drives in the Pro and copy data across, after creating the required logical volumes.
This begs the question:
- Can I plug my DroboPro into the same machine as the Drobo and not confuse the dashboard, one USB the other Firewire?
Another question regarding dual disk redundancy:
- Is this something that can be enabled and disabled at will (provided have enough space). Importantly can it be enabled later in the migration process.
And more regarding noise and maintenance:
Is the Pro louder than the standard one, and if so annoyingly so? Looks like it’s marginal from the specs.
Suppose related to this is are the fans accessible and user replaceable?
May have more questions but will leave it at there for now.
Appreciate any replies.