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Meet Drobo: A Data-Saving Robot

Testing Drobo, Continued

No redundancy for our data after removing the 320 GB hard drive - just what we expected.

Reinserting the accidentally removed hard drive did not have any effects on the non-safe status of our data.

Drobo indicated that the status of our data was secure, even after we deleted data to get some free storage capacity.

Drobo was revived after we added a hard drive to the fourth slot, which was still available. An estimated four-hour rebuilding process attracted our attention.

  • Thank you for your review. I only want to add that there is a 2nd generation drobo that gives Firewire support. Also, you can buy droboshare to go along with one or two drobo for network access. I would be most interested in reading your thoughts about the different connection abilities and speeds.
    Thanks again