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Old 08-14-2014   #1
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Wonder if this new little Drobo Mini RAID device is worth the price of admission....

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Wonder if this new little Drobo Mini RAID device is worth the price of admission....

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Could be for the right person(s) but at nearly $450.00 it's something I would prefer to use those resources on elsewhere. It's all about cost vs. value and no doubt many will find that balance.
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If you do your research online, you will find that the Drobo has a terrible reputation. Even Scott Kelby had his horror stories to share:

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I went the route of the QNAP. This is what sits on my desk:



I liked it so much that I recommended them to all my business clients.

Of course, no NAS is better than the hard drives in it, and I use eight Western Digital RED 3TB drives with 10 year guarantees in mine. Now, granted, this is not a cheap solution, but for professionals, it is a great mid-range storage solution. Two years of heavy use now, and I have had ZERO issues. They have many other models from lower to higher based on different needs.

If a quality NAS is what you are looking for, this is the company I really recommend, but they are not cheap. Quality and reliability never comes cheap, but I asked myself how important my data was to me, and that led me to this decision.


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