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  1. #1

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    Oct 12, 2011
    2.4 GHz Intel i5 4GB of RAM
    Should I RAID or Drobo?
    I'm in need of a secure way to archive my photos and am looking for a raid type system. a friend recommended Drobo to me and it seems too good to be true. Any thoughts on the matter?
    Fernando J
    -MacBookPro 2.4GHz i5 4GB : iPhone 16GB 3Gs & 4
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    Aptmunich's Avatar
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    Mar 09, 2004
    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
    Downsides to drobo: if it fails (and apparently they do sometimes), you'll have to buy another drobo enclosure and pray that your data is still there, as their file system is proprietary.

    On the other hand, those types of horror stories are few and far between and the setup is much more practical for most typical users.

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    Dec 29, 2010
    Las Vegas
    2010 i3 27" 16gb Ram
    check out the offerings from Qnap and Synology
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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    I use a D-Link DNS-323 dual-bay RAID NAS. It supports RAID 1 (mirroring) and has been very reliable for me. It's relatively inexpensive, uses a standard EXT2 filesystem and has a wealth of different app plug-ins that can expand functionality. It also has built-in iTunes server support, which is handy.

    I have two 1TB Hitachi drives in it right now. I also stream a lot of video from it using a WD TV Live. Couldn't be happier with it, given the price.
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    Feb 25, 2011
    I use a G-Safe from G-Technology. 2 x 2TB (Raid 1), works like a charm.

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