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JOSHONABIKE 8 22 July 12, 2016 at 10:14 AM in Hard Drives (8) More Amazon Deals
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Last Edited by TattyBear July 12, 2016 at 10:22 AM

I've been dying to get a Drobo for all of my mountain bike videos and pics from the trails!!

They are usually $699 MSRP and $649 on Amazon but for Prime Day it's at $499.99!

Bought It!!

Product: Drobo 5D 5-Bay Storage Array [amazon.com] - Up to 64TB when (5) Hard Drives are installed.

MSRP: $699.99

DEAL: $499.99 Prime Day Offer at Amazon [amazon.com]
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Nice. Funny, I just saw this and the QNAP 2-bay NAS and forgot that I intended on selling my QNAP 469 Pro. I just never use it and it's sat for a year with very minimal backup usage. I even upgraded the ram on the thing... oh well.

Seems like a solid deal for the Drobo.
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Stay away from Drobo if you value your data in any way.

I had a 5D (with an SSD) and have a 3rd gen 4-bay and both have been absolutely the pits. They will for no reason drop their USB3 connections, usually during a sustained transfer, and result in corruption. To restore it you have the option of waiting several days while it slowly rebuilds, or wiping it. Because of their proprietary hack of a "redundancy" system, if something happens, you're SOL - there is nothing you can do to get your data back, no recovery service in the world, except the several thousand dollar service from Drobo directly.

To add insult to injury, Drobo is a dying company, with no customer support to speak of, unless you put up cash. They literally RAN OUT the warranty on my device over 14 weeks rather than fix it.

If you don't care about your data and want to set your money on fire, buy this. If you care about your data or your money, buy something else (check out Smallnetbuilder's wonderful NAS finder [smallnetbuilder.com]) or donate the money to charity.

This is a shit product from a shit company.
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Last edited by vnangia July 12, 2016 at 01:10 PM
expensive product. should be $300 or less to justify it.
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Synology or QNAP are better and about the same price
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fyi this is a DAS device, not a NAS.

just be aware what you are buying.
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Drobo sucks.. Always has error on the LUN. Sometimes it feels like pausing so it pauses.
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I've had good luck with a ReadyNas Ultra 4.
I picked up a used one for $250 almost 2 years ago.
Slap Plex on that baby and you're good to go.
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