I asked this yesterday before the forum went down, and don't see it anymore. Sorry if this turns into a repost. I'm trying to decide between a Drobo 5D and a Lacie 5Big Enclosure. I can get the 20GB version of both for close to the same price. Lacie seems to be faster than the Drobo. Drobo has it's own Raid hardware/software while the Lacie I would be using the Mac OS Drive utility to do raid. My question is happens if my MacBook Pro fails or I get a new one. Do I have to restore from back-up if I move the Lacie to a new machine? Can one Mac see/use a Raid built on another? If I understand the Drobo correctly I can just move it to a new machine (minus Murphy).