Replace Drobo 5D?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Ifti, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. Ifti macrumors 68000

    Dec 14, 2010
    I currently have a Drobo 5D.
    At the moment it holds 3 WD Red 3TB drives. This leaves me with 2 free bays for expansion.

    The Drobo is primarily used for video editing. All of my projects for FCPX reside on it, and I work straight off of it via ThunderBolt.

    To be honest the more I use it the more I feel I could replace it with a faster drive more suited to my uses?

    I would prefer to stick with RAID5 so I have a single disk redundancy just in case.

    For my uses, would I be better off with a Pegasus or a Lacie?
  2. matreya, Apr 20, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2014

    matreya macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    Bear in mind that the Lacie 2/5big units only give you an option to use OS X software RAID, so you only have a choice of RAID 0, 1 or 10 (which is a bit fiddly to set up & would leave you with a spare drive out of the 5 in the 5big (since RAID 10 would need an even number of drives (4 minimum) )..

    I would think the Pegasus would do a better job....

    Alternatively, you could look at something like this also:
  3. Ifti thread starter macrumors 68000

    Dec 14, 2010
    Looking at the ThunderBolt 2 Lacie 5Big drive, which now do hardware RAID.
    The speeds seem to blow the Drobo 5D out of the water!

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