1. p51's Avatar
    Hello all,

    I'm getting ready to purchase a retina iMac.
    In preparation, I've been looking at external hard drives to store my DSLR photos & Final Cut Pro X files.
    A photographer told me about the Drobo line. Wondering if anyone here has/had any experience with their products.

    Thank you

    Thank you
    02-19-2015 06:10 PM
  2. HankAZ's Avatar
    Hello all,

    I'm getting ready to purchase a retina iMac.
    In preparation, I've been looking at external hard drives to store my DSLR photos & Final Cut Pro X files.
    A photographer told me about the Drobo line. Wondering if anyone here has/had any experience with their products.

    Thank you

    I have a 5N connected to my home network. It has proven to be reliable, and while it's not as fast as a direct-connect drive, it's fast enough for my purpose. It's connected to my network via cat5 direct to my router and my rMBP is connected via wifi (802.11n). I have it configured with double disk redundancy, so the five 2 TB drives net out to about 5.5 TB of storage space with double redundancy. I have had a drive go bad, and recovery is as easy as it could be. Just pop out the drive with the red alert light, and stick a new drive in its place. Within a couple of hours all of your data is rebuilt, and Bob's your uncle.
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    02-19-2015 06:56 PM
  3. p51's Avatar
    Thanks for the response. Trying to get as much info as I can, pros & cons, before I make that type of financial & trust commitment.
    02-19-2015 08:19 PM
  4. p51's Avatar
    Thanks for the response. Gathering as much info, pros & cons, as possible before I make that kind of investment.
    02-19-2015 08:20 PM
  5. p51's Avatar
    Sorry, for some reason the phone app is double posting my text
    02-20-2015 08:41 AM

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