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    I WANT ONE!!

    Just had a phone call about Drobo - not seen them before but for 6k for 16tbs it looks like a great solution!

    DroboStore - Drobo 8-Bay iSCSI SAN Storage for Business (B800i)

    and it looks quite cool


    This image is a 12 bay version

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    Hi,
    We have 2 Drobo 4 Disk version (Total 6TB) backing up our Apple server and 8 disk version (Total 16TB) backing up windows servers.
    I must say backing and restoring much easy.
    Thumb up for Drobo.

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    just bought a 16TB Qnap for £1500

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    just bought a 16TB Qnap for £1500
    with disks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    with disks?
    yes. 8X 2TB disks

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    Yeah 8 bay qnap can get it with 1TB or 2TB drives.

    @CyberNerd Where did you buy that from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    yes. 8X 2TB disks
    Not bad - have you got a link to it

    I've looked into it a bit more - you don't have to buy the disks with it - its cheaper if you don't and just get from elsewhere - it then comes in at £1900 for the unit then 10 x £56 for Hard Disks - also the person i spoke to on the phone thinks they will take the 3tb disk out at the mo -

    EDIT: it will take 3TB hdd's with a firmware upgrade http://support.datarobotics.com/app/...etail/a_id/506 so 24TBs!
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    from Misco and disks from BT IIRC.

    Western Digital 2TB 3.5" SATA Internal Hard Drive == £53

    QNAP TS-809 Pro was around £1093

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Not bad - have you got a link to it

    I've looked into it a bit more - you don't have to buy the disks with it - its cheaper if you don't and just get from elsewhere - it then comes in at £1900 for the unit then 10 x £56 for Hard Disks - also the person i spoke to on the phone thinks they will take the 3tb disk out at the mo -
    phone your supplier - don't go on the internet prices.

    they can definitely get the QNAP TS-809 Pro for less than £1100

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    I'm not thats just a rough guide - although 24tbs of storage is tempting - will the qnap do that?

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    Hmm sounds very cheap for pushing disk backups out to, what's the catch, does it use desktop drives or something like that to get the price down?

    I've currently got an HP DL180 specced up for Veeam which comes in around 2k with 5 x 2TB SATA disks, plenty for the space we need but interested to see exactly what the £1500 box can do... is it just a storage target?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    Hmm sounds very cheap for pushing disk backups out to, what's the catch, does it use desktop drives or something like that to get the price down?

    I've currently got an HP DL180 specced up for Veeam which comes in around 2k with 5 x 2TB SATA disks, plenty for the space we need but interested to see exactly what the £1500 box can do... is it just a storage target?
    it uses any drives you put in it!

    Also for the ability for 5k to have 2 units that replicate data to one another - not bad really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    Hmm sounds very cheap for pushing disk backups out to, what's the catch, does it use desktop drives or something like that to get the price down?
    yes. thats the catch. with a 16TB on Raid 6 with 1 hot spare I see 9TB - but I can loose 3 disks before it fails.
    you could set it up in a less bulleproof way and see more space.

    Max Qnap is 8 disk unit - not sure what the maximum capacity drives it will take

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    The Drobo system uses something called Beyond Raid Which appears to be able to use the full amount (i.e 16tbs) if i have read the info correctly.

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    Yeah drobo have their own system tbh I'd be happy sticking with known raid.

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