Drives for Drobo 5D

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Ifti, May 5, 2014.

  1. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    I use my Drobo 5D purely for video editing, connected via Thunderbolt, using FCPX.

    I currently have 3x3TB WD Red drives installed.
    They have always run fine to date and I've had no issues.

    However, i wonder if I would be better off using those drives in a new Synology NAS and purchasing faster 7200rpm drives for the Drobo?

    Would this be beneficial at all? If so, are Seagate drives generally the best to go for?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I don't think you'll see any speed improvement in "upgrading" the Red drives to a faster flavor, i.e., black models. Personally, I'd use the red drives in a DAS as you have or a NAS. In both cases you want reliability.
     
  3. Ifti thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks - I was just looking at the Blacks as well! lol
     

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