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    Drobo - looks interesting

    Just saw Drobo on Automated Home (check out http://www.automatedhome.co.uk/modul...ticle&sid=1869 ).

    Take the time to watch the video... it looks rather interesting.

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    Re: Drobo - looks interesting

    Looks good! Doesn't look as if it's networkable though - just USB :|

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    Re: Drobo - looks interesting

    @webman: Moon on the stick... that's what you want! You could always plug it in to your PC and share it!

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    Re: Drobo - looks interesting

    Yes, yes it is How did you know? 8)

    I know... but I keep changing distros and it's not always on I already have a NAS (actually spent all day setting up a new one - after encountering one little problem after the other :x)

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    Re: Drobo - looks interesting

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Yes, yes it is How did you know? 8)

    I know... but I keep changing distros and it's not always on I already have a NAS (actually spent all day setting up a new one - after encountering one little problem after the other :x)
    Wasnt using Debian was you? :P

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    Re: Drobo - looks interesting

    No, just FreeNAS

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    Re: Drobo - looks interesting

    But drobo is shiny and has multi-coloured flashing lights!

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    Re: Drobo - looks interesting

    Oh, well in that case I'll order one straight away 8)

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    Re: Drobo - looks interesting

    That kicks ass.

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    Re: Drobo - looks interesting

    I really, really want one... accepting donations now

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    Re: Drobo - looks interesting

    What if the top 3 drives are 40Gb's and the last drive is a 200gb.

    I have hit full capacity and the 200Gb drive fails?

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    Re: Drobo - looks interesting

    I'd assume it would be duplicating the 120GB from the 40GB drives onto the 200GB drive.

    Then if one fails, 40GB of data would be at risk of only being held on one drive - you could then replace the 40GB failed drive or live at risk that some data was vunerable or offload some files.


    That'd be my guess

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    Re: Drobo - looks interesting

    Hmmmmm, not sure about that. What if it was a 300Gb drive that failed. Surely even after compression it couldn't hold 300Gb or data across 3 40Gb drives along with the 40Gb already populated to those drives? Surely it hasn't 100% redundency?

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    Re: Drobo - looks interesting

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben_Stanton
    Hmmmmm, not sure about that. What if it was a 300Gb drive that failed. Surely even after compression it couldn't hold 300Gb or data across 3 40Gb drives along with the 40Gb already populated to those drives? Surely it hasn't 100% redundency?
    ..or it only lets you store what it CAN keep in a fault tolerant way. So if you give it three tiny drives and one huge one there will be some wasted space on the big drive.

    There is a little bit more info at drobospace

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    Re: Drobo - looks interesting

    Mirroring RAID with identical drives, can't go wrong

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