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Drobo 8TB 2 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports 3.5" 8-bay Storage Array Bundle DR-B800FS-4A21-B04

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  • DR-B800FS-4A21-B04
  • 2 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports
  • 3.5"

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Drobo delivers "big storage in a small box" to create the best storage experience ever for small and medium sized businesses and departments at larger enterprises. Built on proven and award-winningBeyondRAID technology, the Drobo model B800fs allows the sharing of files with all computers on the network and keep that vital business data protected with offsite replication. Drobo model B800fs connects seamlessly to your existing Ethernet network and supports both Windows and Mac computers.Drobo Apps give you the freedom to customize your Drobo to meet your own unique set of requirements.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/26/2011 6:58:01 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDo Not Buy Drobo!

Pros: The DroboPro FS has few options and is easy to setup and use once the dashboard software is able to detect the device.

The device has a nice appearance.

Cons: Very bad tech support.
Very poor performance.

First I had to contact support just to get get the unit to be recognized by the Drobo dashboard software, at the time the current software listed on their download page would not work with the unit.

The real problem was after the unit was all setup, before loading any data onto the Drobo I was getting write speeds of 32-33 MB/s and read speeds of 57-58 MB/s, acceptable speeds...
After loading about 10-12 GBs of data onto the Drobo the read and write speeds would rapidly start to deteriorate, speeds were cut in about half, once the drives became about half full the read and write speeds were down to 4 MB/s... yes 4 MB/s!
The Drobo was tested directly connected to a computer to rule out any network issues.

After battling with Drobo support for several days they suggested replacing the Western Digital Green drives with higher performance drives and filling all 8 bays with hard drives.
Continued below...

Other Thoughts: Now to point out some flaws with their supports response...
Drobo sells some of their units bundled with the 2TB Western Digital Green drives, the very same drives I purchased only in smaller form, yet they suggest I not use them?

Their support wants me to spend another $1000 filling all drive bays with drives yet one of the Drobo's key features is easy expansion of space by adding hard drives as needed, I don't think I'll be spending my hard earn money on more drives only to find out that at best it could delay the issue from happening so soon.

I am now stuck trying to sell my DroboPro FS at a loss.
I won't be buying anymore Drobo products and I strongly advise you to consider this review before you purchase a Drobo product as well.

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