Drobo - Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Troubling news for Drobo owners …

Chapter 11 bankruptcy is not as bad as it seems.

On the other hand, it could be converted to Chapter 7 bankruptcy. That’s when you should start worrying.

LOL… Yes, I’ve always interpreted it to mean, “our company is doing great!”

But yes, I agree reorganization is better than liquidation. I used to have a Drobo. But like so many others report, I lost all my data and switched to Synology.

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I still have a Drobo. As a mute, unnoticed backup device in a closet.

I was a huge fan of them. Then:

  • software issues
  • a fan stopped working. They basically answered, “Buy a new one”. I fixed it myself
  • weird issues

10 (?) years ago I would have recommended their products. But for many years…not.

I saw this coming over a year ago when they weren’t answering communication and innovation dried up.

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Well, yeah. When you take “bankruptcy” out of context, it seems pretty bad.

Out of context? The context is very much the company is badly managed, has a bad product, etc. It doesn’t mean the company is dead, but things aren’t looking good.

Yes, that’s correct. I don’t think anybody’s denying that.

I purchased several Drobos over the years including some of their 8 disk drive units. But I stopped using them around 2016. The company wasn’t the same after the mergers and sales.