Drobo 5D or ??

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by danny_w, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. danny_w macrumors 601

    Mar 8, 2005
    Austin, TX
    In the announcement of the new Drobo many people have voiced concern over Drobos in general and have alluded to other options. However I have looked and I think the only real alternatives in thunderbolt 4- or 5-bay storage are Drobo, Promise Pegasus, and Areca (I left out the OWC ThunderBay because it does not have hw RAID and sw RAID can't do RAID 5 except for some beta software). I have also heard of DATAOptic (so some such) but they are even more expensive. Am I missing something?
  2. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2005
    Rochester, NY
    If you felt like taking a hands on approach you could build your own FreeNAS box.

    You'll want ECC Memory if you plan on using ZFS though.
  3. ColdCase macrumors 68030

    Feb 10, 2008
    I think G-Tech has something. CineRAID, but I think thats the same as areca

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