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7.7
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    8.0
  • Speed
    7.6
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8.0
SlashGear Apr 5, 2010

...if you’re mainly wanting to share media around the home then there are cheaper, out-of-the-box functional ways of doing so. If reliable local backup is your priority...then the Data Robotics Drobo S certainly should be high in your shortlist.

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8.0
MacLife Jun 28, 2010

If you need to store large amounts of data without worrying about drive failures, the Drobo S is a pricey--but great--addition to the home office or small business.

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7.0
HotHardware Jun 27, 2012

What the Drobo S offers that traditional RAID-based DAS devices don't is a very flexible and seamless way to upgrade storage capacity and replace failed drives. But this level of innovation comes at a steep price.

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7.0
The Gadgeteer Dec 31, 2011

The major selling points for me are the simplicity and usability found in the Drobo Dashboard coupled with the efficiency found in Thin Provisioning and reliability of the Drobo S. The mediocre performance and exorbitantly high price detract from what otherwise is a very well rounded storage unit.

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10
eamonchaney eamonchaney

I love this device. I had one seagate drive die on me already and it did exactly as advertised. Thankfully I had the overhead so I pulled the drive and it just packed the volume back down until Seagate replaced it, popped the replacement back in. Make sure when setting it up you make the full...

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