Well, it finally happened to me. My Drobo died.
It lasted a long time and I was trouble-free along the way (it was at least 7-8 years old).
I’m puzzled by Drobo’s tech support reply to my query.
They sent an offer to rent a unit and move my data (not suggesting where to move it).
I expected, “Hey, you can buy a new one for $___.”
Do I take them up on this offer and not buy another Drobo?
Should I buy a new or used Drobo and just carry on w/ the drives & data I have?
Or buy something new and use this rental period to shift off the platform?
There was some online chatter about Drobo’s days (as a company) being limited; but it was obscure blog posts Google found due to digging through the internet.
I have about 10TB of info; so it’s going to be “interesting” to find a destination that can take the data without having ANOTHER device with multiple drives in it.
If I migrate to a new multi-drive device, I’m going to need to buy duplicate drives (just long enough for the transfer from old to new) and then have a lot of extra HDDs left over!
[Was a Drobo 5D, with Thunderbolt and USB, 5 drive capacity and plugged directly into my computer(s) – Had to shift from Thunderbolt connect to USB w/ the update to Bug Sur].
Bought it back when the MPU shows were talking-up Drobo AND I accidentally bought the “wrong one.” … I bought a direct-connect one when the show was mostly talking about networked attached ones.
Recs. on a new brand/device?
Can’t use NAS for a number of complex reason and, I’ve been using Backblaze and enjoy the free “backup your computer AND an attached drive” for some time now (regardless of external drive’s size).
Thanks for any advice!!