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Drobo-b800i.33932981
7.9 out of 10

Drobo B800i

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Reviews and Problems with Drobo B800i

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Five Stars

Matthew Grant, Amazon
17 July 2014
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Keeps dropping offline

lizstl, Amazon
8 May 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this device purely for FTP. I've got a computer running FTP that drops files into my 800i. Before this, I had 2 computers each with a raid 0 and 5+ drives each. I then mirrored the two machines together. I wanted to switch to something that was less of a hassle and drobo looked great. And it started up great. I put in 7 drives and had 14TB worth of data. I copied 12TB over (a week long process) and put it into production.
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Love It

Pegleg09, B&H Photo
7 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Setup is a easy. install drives and turn on. Setup iSCSI on my server and good to go. Very quick. Cut backups times from 13 hours to 5. Will alert me of any problems.
  • Pros: Easy To Manage, Fast, Setup Is A Easy, Very Quick
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Keeps dropping offline

lizstl, Amazon
13 June 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this device purely for FTP. I've got a computer running FTP that drops files into my 800i. Before this, I had 2 computers each with a raid 0 and 5+ drives each. I then mirrored the two machines together. I wanted to switch to something that was less of a hassle and drobo looked great. And it started up great. I put in 7 drives and had 14TB worth of data. I copied 12TB over (a week long process) and put it into production.
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Five Stars

Matthew Grant, Amazon
13 June 2013
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Does what it was designed to do

justin russo, Amazon
13 June 2013
  • Summary: Please read this entire review for it contains with my actual use case in the home/small office via Mac, Windows and VMware virtualization. To begin, I’d like to mention that I am currently a Presales Engineer for a major partner of Dell computers and I sell all MD, EqualLogic and Compellent line of storage. I am very well versed in all enterprise class storage whether that be Dell, EMC, NetApp or HP.
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Excellent SAN -- not a FileServer

Andy Truesdell, Amazon
13 June 2013
  • Summary: I'm using my DroboB800i as a video-surveillance archival unit, and EMC Retrospect data backup. I originally used a Drobo2 via DroboShare, and then tried USB, but it was too slow for the amount of video data -- a 24-hour archival task was finishing at just over 23 hours. Overlapping caused many issues, as well as having constant data in and out. Not badmouthing the Drobo2, just that I was using it for something it's not designed to do well. Enter the DroboB800i.
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So far so good

dave, B&H Photo
4 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Using this enclosure and drives as a storage facility for video. So far, works great. Easy install, setup.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Highly Compatible
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