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Drobo DRDS4A21
8.0 out of 10

Drobo DRDS4A21

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Overall 10
10

I love this product

jorge d, B&H Photo
29 March 2016
  • Excerpt: Super easy to setup, nice look. I think is expensive compare to others but I'm happy with it.
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Overall 10
10

Drobo 5N is easy to use NAS solution.

Lanty, B&H Photo
14 March 2016
  • Excerpt: I have a lot of digital content that I need to store and the redundancy is a big plus. I had data spread across 4 external drives and keeping thing organized and backed up was a nightmare. I love having everything in one location and auto backed up! Pros: Easy to set up.
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Overall 2
2.0

Unreliable

Moshe, B&H Photo
7 March 2016
  • Excerpt: The drobo suffer from a few "minor" issues: * Unreliable hardware * Unreliable software * Don't get me started about technical support... If you are willing to live with those issues, go ahead and buy one.
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Overall 2
2.0

Unreliable

Moshe L., Newegg
7 March 2016
  • Summary: Couple of years ago when I was considering if I should get one, I read a review that advised against buying it, since it has a proprietary file system which means that if the hardware fails, you'll have to buy a new hardware from Drobo otherwise you will loose your data.
  • Pros: Great way to loose your data
  • Cons: - Unreliable hardware - Unreliable software - Don't get me started about technical support...
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Overall 10
10

Great longterm storage box

travisjaymoore, B&H Photo
10 February 2016
  • Excerpt: I've been using a Drobo 5N for 3 years to back up all the files I generate for my video production company. It's long-term storage, I don't actively edit off it. I finally bit the bullet and bought a second Drobo 5N, destined for offsite backup.
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Overall 6
6.0

Home use on local LAN with Cat5 tie-in.

Anonymous, Newegg
10 January 2016
  • Summary: I'm not sure yet. Have had no problems but see above cons.
  • Pros: Easy setup.
  • Cons: Their application library is limited. Sometimes takes forever to find drive. Mostly the streaming is not constant with stalling during playback.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent

Wasey, B&H Photo
29 December 2015
  • Excerpt: I have 2 Drobos, the 5D and the 5N. I use my 5D with thunderbolt to my mac and I edit video off of that. I use the 5N connected to my network for my Plex media server. I have a crucial MSATA card in one and a samsung MSATA card in the other. They both work flawlessly.
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Overall 10
10

My first 5 bay NAS

J Leo, B&H Photo
24 December 2015
  • Excerpt: I'll keep this short: I've had this with 5 WD Red NAS 2 TB drives and after two years, still working great. -Customer support NOT helpful -Firmware pushed without testing... other here will attest! -Had to revert back to an older version, and works great!
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Overall 2
2.0

Why do I continue to torture myself with Drobo?

Fred, B&H Photo
16 December 2015
  • Excerpt: I have, very reluctantly, purchased about a dozen Drobos, beginning with their very first product. Those early products were dreadfully slow - almost impossible to use for anything but simple storage. I had issues with most of them, but eventually the issues got resolved.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great NAS Solution

merge2media, B&H Photo
15 December 2015
  • Excerpt: This is a great solution for an easy to setup, Mac office NAS system. My old Windows 2008 R2 server crashed and I needed to upgrade. I have an older Drobo that is only USB and have been very happy with that. I have always been impressed with how easy the Drobo is to upgrade and maintain.
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