Drobo

performance in enterprise file server environment?

was thinking about using this for serving large media file download (~1GB each) for sustained 25-50mbps to maybe 100 simultaneous users

seagate constellation ES 2TB 7200 rpm drives look to be the best drive for this

any comments?

in a drobo pro? you wouldn’t get near the speed you require.

hmm, would the drobo elite make any difference?

im not sure why you are going to continuously serve files of that size to that many users demanding that transfer speed but what you need is a enterprise class storage array with mad performance, and i can bet this will put great stress on the network as well. ssd raid array and a 10gbit network…