Nono to Drobo

After a decade of trial, Drobo is leaving this house. This little box of drives, model 5C, promises care-free backups, scaled capacity with minimal downtime and speed. I got none of this in over 10 years and 4 devices. It’s one failure after another. Today, I moved my computer 1 foot to the left and a drive became unseated and now the array is spending 5 days rebuilding. During this time, my drive will transfer in/out at about 20 MB/sec. Compare this to my main OS drive that sees transfers of 3000 MB/sec.

If you are considering Drobo, walk away. Do not look back.. (2018-09-18)

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Sean Hoyt