Forgive my probably dim questions but I want some kind of multi drive bay with RAID functionality. I keep hearing Drobo and Synology being mentioned in the same breath (normally with buy Synology as the conclusion).
Am I wrong in thinking they are quite different? One does fancy network stuff + RAID and one just does some proprietary RAID stuff.
Since I have been steered the way of Synology yet don't need any of the networked/server type functions (and crucially, can't store it by the router anyways) - can it be plugged directly into the PC to use the raid capability? Is there a better way?