Hello, I am here seeking advice.
Drobo gen1 (2x2TB + 2x1.5T @ 70% full)
Gigabit Ethernet home router connection to PC’s (4 pc’s in house)
I use beyondtv and have 2 link pc’s and i’m always moving hd movies from and to the drobo. It’s getting full and is always loud due to the fan it uses.
My first concern is upgrade my HTPC from winxp to win7. There are two reasons I’d like to get this done. First is winxp isn’t supported anymore and secondly, win7 allows volumes larger than 2TB.
What would I need to do in the upgrade process in order to make sure my data is safe. Anything? Currently, XP shows 2x2TB partitions and I’d like to get it down to one partition for the drobo.
My other thoughts are to upgrade my drobo itself. It is a 1st generation, and I could use better performance and a quieter drobo (if it exists). What is the process that costs the least $$$ to move my data from one drobo (gen1) to a newer drobo FS.