Drobo Mini with a MBP?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by hitek79, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. hitek79 macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2011
    Anyone running one yet? I do a lot of photography/video stuff and I'm looking for a secure storage solution and something that won't get bogged down when I'm editing large files and videos. This looks like a good solution, but a bit pricey. Any input?
  2. TheSpeaker macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2012
    Wouldn't trust a Drobo with my data at all. Had too many issues with mine randomly rebuilding itself or killing perfectly healthy drives. Steer clear.
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    It works… but I wouldn't keep my only copy on the Drobo. If something messed up, you can't do anything about it because it runs a proprietary "RAID" scheme; they also encrypt the logs, so you don't even know what's going on if something just go astray.

    Then there is the issue where the Drobo is very expensive.
  4. hitek79 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2011
    So it looks like after doing some research that the Pegasus R4 might be the way to go. The cost would be about the same, but it looks to be much much faster. Only major downside seems to be its larger form factor, which isn't a huge issue. Any comments on those?
  5. TheSpeaker macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2012

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