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Drobo: all 25 reasons (so far) not to put one into production

Yesterday I posted “Reason 25 not to use a Drobo” and refereed to an earlier post listing another reason. Some folks have asked what the other 23 are. My running list so far, in no particular order: (note this is … Continue reading

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Reason number 25 not to use Drobo in a production environment

DroboElite’s have 4 options for “format type” NTFS (XP), NTFS (new than XP), Multi-Host and none. Why those are considered “format type” is beyond me, but suffice to say you need one of the NTFS versions to connect the volume … Continue reading

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Another Drobo tale of woe

oops I also had a Drobo failure that I mentioned before. Interesting take although “there‚Äôs a big risk in getting locked into a proprietary system like this” would apply to any RAID enclosure. Since blocks are written across all the … Continue reading

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Drobos and VMware

Quick post: If you buy the DroboElite because it’s on the VMware vSphere HCL and want to use VMware Data Recovery don’t add the space as an RDM. The Drobo is not compatible with the format scheme of the DR … Continue reading

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