Drobo 5D or ??

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

  1. danny_w macrumors 601

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    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

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    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

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

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