Drobo on ebay, good deal?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Capt Crunch, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. Capt Crunch macrumors 6502

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    I've decided on a Drobo to hold all of my media files and I'm going with a USB one for the savings and since I only plan to stream 1080p files.

    I've found one on ebay here:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=160291263486&Category=80217

    It's got 2 1TB drives and it would be about $450 shipped, which is about $100 off. The caveat; it's used and according to the description the HD door is broken. In the description and elsewhere on the internet it says functionality is not effected by this. Should I jump on it or get a new one from Amazon?

    Or are there obvious alternatives I'm missing for easily expandable redundant external HDs?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    cool just bought it! thanks for the link, ive been looking for one too

    haha jk i didnt, just wanted to mess with ya lol
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i was hoping someone would quote me showing i was kidding lol

    *see white text*
     
  4. Capt Crunch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    lol!!

    Would you buy it though if in my position?
     
  5. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    You know I hate to say this without documentation (as naturally I can't find the thread again, look as though I may try :(), but a recent thread here brought up the fact that some 1st gen Drobos were suffering from heat related failure issues that seemed to be a problem when the door was not in place correctly. Now that may not apply here whatever because it doesn't say if the door can't be used at all but thought I would mention that as you might want to do some more searching for recent Drobo threads here before buying this one.

    Again, I have no personal knowledge of Drobos but read that posting with interest as I have considered purchasing myself.
     

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