I'm thinking about a RAID device and the Drobo is on top of my list (followed by the WD ShareSpace). But I don't want to be in another walled garden with Drobos BeyondRAID technology.
Can I use the Drobo with a plain RAID setup? So I can take my HDDs and connect it to another RAID controller and go on?
I want to give a little review because I'm using a Drobo for several weeks now. I'm happy with it except for 2 points:
- It's way to loud to have it in the living room
- I could not make it work with ext3 and my SheevaPlug Linux PC
I like the way I can add new drives, currently I have 2x1TB in it, but I plan to add another drive in the next weeks. If you don't need NAS, then Drobo with USB or Firewire is for you. :-)