Just looking for a little advice. I’m split between getting a Drobo FS or a Drobo S.
Currently, the drobo will be used as my primary HD and will also run Time Machine on it for backups. However, I know I’ll be getting Apple TV in the future and I want to be able to use the Drobo then as a Media Server.
While the FS will do what I need now, I hate the fact that it’s only GB ethernet hookup. I feel this cripples me somewhat for whatever the future holds. I expect to have the Drobo running for many years, and I want to be able upgrade to future technologies as they arrive. I’m not sure if the FS will allow that, but feel more secure if I had a drobo w/ USB and FW, so I’d be able to handle larger files and have more options in the future.
I’d like to get the S model and hook it up to my Airport Wireless Router via the USB, and later run a media server through it. I’m open to hooking it up to a Mac Mini in the future to, just not now.
Any advice on which direction will be the most forward compatible for me?