Hello! I am new to the Drobo, and have been doing research here and there.
I posted in another sections asking about HDD’s. Of course that is an important consideration to make!
However in this thread I would like to ask as to which Drobo is best for me.
The problem here as well is that I almsot only see bad reviews about ANYTHING on the internet. Some good yes. I applaud them for taking their time. However that is not the majority for anything, ESP when it comes to HDD’s and backing stuff up. People who loose data are VERY frustrated people, I get it.
Also, the more cheap something is (price-wise), the more people are willing to take a chance because they can afford it NOW.
So I hear far more negative reviews about the standard Drobo then I do about, say, Drobo S, because it is simply cheaper in price. Which doesn’t always mean that the quality is also down.
I am about to get a new Macbook Pro when the line is refreshed.
When that happens, I want to keep it clean. Files I need for school, games I may be playing at the time. That is it. Everything else will go on an external. With an external or cloud network backing it up.
I decided on Drobo, just because I feel good in getting it. Maybe it is the look, but I think it is mostly the ease of use. I love playing around tech, but my back-up is just something I want to work and stay working. I wish Time-Capsule was better, then all problems would be solved.
However it is not yet, so I look towards Drobo.
Which is best for me?
I thought about the Drobo FS.
IF I have the Drobo FS, can I
Stream 1080p vids via wirelessly from network, to my laptop, and/or to my media server.
play music via ftp from my Drobo at home, to my computer while I am at school
flawlessly use time machine.
After reading forums, I think I can do all this, but I would just like confirmation. For the music streaming, obviously internet connectivity/3G network strength is a factor. but use best-case scenarios for things that the drobo has to utilize to get me my content.
If I can’t do all this, then perhaps the Drobo or Drobo S is better for me, as the network connection would really not be a big loss for me then.
Thanks for your patience in reading this, in hopes of a reply!