Data Robotics Drobo Safe File Storage Data Protection Enclosure Showcase NCIX Tech Tips

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Drobo has been around for a while, but this is Linus’ first hands-on time with one of the popular external hard drive enclosures. To say he was impressed is definitely an understatement!

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25 thoughts on “Data Robotics Drobo Safe File Storage Data Protection Enclosure Showcase NCIX Tech Tips

  1. Was there any …
    Was there any problem with using the Green drives in this unit? Due to the fact that the drives will? spin down, and possibly affect the array? (just like they would in a traditional RAID array).

  2. can people clarify …
    can people clarify all the negative reviews drobo is getting? that the drives fail and data? is corrupted. that the 4 bay is really slow?

    and is there another device like drobo that is easy to use? just put in drives?

  3. I used to be a …
    I used to be a potential Drobo customer but then i took a price tag to the knee….>.>?

  4. Magnets don’t …
    Magnets don’t really? bother harddrives unless they are pretty powerful and are waved over the top.

  5. Was there any …
    Was there any problem with using the Green drives in this unit? Due to the fact that the drives will spin? down, and possibly affect the array? (just like they would in a traditional RAID array).

  6. can people clarify …
    can people clarify all the? negative reviews drobo is getting? that the drives fail and data is corrupted. that the 4 bay is really slow?

    and is there another device like drobo that is easy to use? just put in drives?

  7. I used to be a …
    I used to be a potential Drobo customer but then i took a price tag? to the knee….>.>

  8. Magnets don’t …
    Magnets don’t really? bother harddrives unless they are pretty powerful and are waved over the top.

  9. at the very? …
    at the very? beginning? yes…there is an icon on the desktop

  10. I see that people …
    I see that people here have answered that USB3 is the fastest, that is not exactly true, the line transfer speed is indeed 400, but USB includes a LOT of overhead, about 38% for USB 3.0, so that comes out to a data transfer rate of about 248. (USB2 more overhead, approx. 21)
    IEEE1394a has some overhead aswell, but noticably less, lets round to 20%, that gives 40. (old 1394b aprox. 80,? new 320)
    I believe SATA2 has less then 1%, so thats about 293 to 300. (all units are in megabytes/s)

  11. I’m not sure about …
    I’m not sure about if you can move drives to a second drobo and? make it work. And certainly if you use integrated hybrid RAID controllers, the redundancy is crap, although Intel Matrix RAID mitigates that somewhat by storing the config on all the the drives, allowing switching controller without problems.
    But the main reason RAID is bad for backup is because it will not protect data being overwritten by malignent processes or people.

  12. I think it’s rather …
    I think it’s rather cute, considering that it’s short for Data? ROBOt.

  13. uhh…MAGNETIC …
    uhh…MAGNETIC front cover? I guess that’s not? an issue?

  14. above 70fps? the …
    above 70fps? the eye brain combination stops noticing smoothness,so 120fps is not needed, i think that kind of HZ is only reserved for 3D tv’s where two images are rendered,
    The notion that you never need more 30fps on anything is not true, i couldn’t really find it but .. ah i did for surgical procedures 60fps or more are recommended.

  15. Are you talking …
    Are you talking about video or what ?.. technically you don’t see 30FPS.. you see the motion of frames being displayed in a certain fluid motion..
    I? think recording real life scenario’s are different than a videogame for example there you need the higher FPS to make it more ” real “.. because the frames are generated by CPU,CGI for example is very different from RL recording..

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