Drobo + Time Capsule/Airport Extreme

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JurgenWigg, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. JurgenWigg macrumors 6502

    JurgenWigg

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    Anyone have experience hooking up a Drobo to a Time Capsule or Airport Extreme and how it compares to the Drobo networking device? Don't really want to plunk down $200 for duplicate functionality, any thoughts?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Just note that as a NAS, the Time Capsule/Airport Express is quite slow. As long as your application doesn't require fast access, it should be OK.

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  3. JurgenWigg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, that's what i figured. Is the Drobo networking device any quicker?
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    I've read that the Drobo FS is closer to USB speeds. i.e. about 3x faster than the typical Time Capsule/Airport Express Airdisk. Still not capable of saturating a Gigabit link.

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