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Drobo Announces New Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 Storage Devices

By iAskTank • Apple, apple accessories • 23 Jun 2012




It’s RAID for me – not looking for any proprietary stuff here, so Drobo is out.

The idea of losing a drive and having an entire cabinet’s worth of drives become borked with only one place that could possibly recover them is a non-starter.

It’s great that they’ve apparently been addressing their slow performance, but give me an enclosure with standard RAID compatibility and Thunderbolt and I’m there.

I used to feel like you. Then I got a Drobo. Now I’ve got three (2 1st gen, and 1 2nd gen) and have never looked back.

The very fact you equate Drobo with RAID tells me you know very little of the device, the company, or its products.

I have 48TB (3 x 16TB) arrays, but only about 8TB total spread across all three boxes.

When one drive fills up, I buy a larger one and slap it in.

When one drive goes bad, I replace it.

All live.

All online.

All hot-swappable.

I believe it was Mark Twain that once said “Better to keep one’s mouth shut and for everyone to think you’re a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”

Drobo is not RAID. It’s “beyond RAID”. It’s what RAID would be if it was ever allowed to grow up.

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Not if the Drobo itself fails, which happens.
http://scottkelby.com/2012/im-done-with-drobo/

Which is no different than for any DAS solution (even some SANs), RAID arrays included.

via How Tos http://www.macrumors.com/2012/06/22/drobo-announces-new-thunderbolt-and-usb-3-0-storage-devices/

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