I have a penchant for video quality - streaming no good.Anyone find they're not using as much storage these days? I pretty much stream everything and saving things to the cloud.
Was looking at Drobo, and the one con seems to be the proprietary file system. They are definitely cheaper units then alot of the offerings our there, but i have heard peoples complaints about moving to different NAS enclosures and not being able to stick those same drives in due to not able to be read.still isn't cheap. You're looking at the cost of another computer, and thats what it is - just a purpose built one.
So you know when I got my drobo it was 599 and added a few 2 TB (max size at a time) and next thing you know i was over a grand taxes and shipping in.
Heck, 5 4TB drives is a grand right there.
So none of this is super cheap, and drobo and NAS chassis generally are a not insignificant price BEFORE you start buying drives to load it with.
I guess i havent felt the drawback - its been working for I dunno, 6 years? I guess if it dies i'll need one from the drobo family but its a long term thing you're doing - i'd decide on other factors, price, how much you want to configure it and suchWas looking at Drobo, and the one con seems to be the proprietary file system. They are definitely cheaper units then alot of the offerings our there, but i have heard peoples complaints about moving to different NAS enclosures and not being able to stick those same drives in due to not able to be read.
It wont be cheap, but its worth it to me for the security of the photos and videos documenting my life, and then Music and other media.
I wouldnt have kept it if i didnt want it LOL.
I expect i will go with something similar to the following.
- Well Reviewed quality NAS enclosure ( Drobo or no Drobo ) This looks interesting for no drobo
- 5 x Seagate NAS HDD 3TB Drives
So this would be effectively 15TB ( minus lost space due to formatting ) plus having 2 x 4TB HD enclosures that im currently using for other less ' critical ' data, or ill hook one up to my lovely ladies comp, and one for the Zotac ZBOX in the living room
we shall see.
"Criticism, Customer Support Issues with Drobo
The Drobo was initially criticized for lacking an Ethernet port, preventing it from being used as a self-contained NAS appliance. These complaints have been addressed with the release of the DroboShare physical add-on, and the release of the Drobo FS and DroboPro FS, Drobo 5N dedicated NAS versions.
Some reviewers complained about speed and reliability issues of the 2nd generation Drobo when connected to a Windows PC using FireWire 800.
One criticism stands even with the latest generation of Drobos. The "Drobo death spiral" shows that the Drobo itself is the single point of failure for customers owning only a single unit. Its disks use the proprietary Drobo format and hence cannot be mounted or read on any other system. In contrast, other vendors might use data on disk via mdadm and the ext2 / ext3 / ext4 file system formats, which might be accessed on any other Linux system.
Drobo has also been criticized for poor customer support by leading Photoshop evangelist Scott Kelby. In addition Drobo will not provide any support or repair for units that the company has discontinued. As Drobo repair is not readily available from anyone other than Drobo, users of older units who wish to retain data saved on an older Drobo must purchase a new unit if a problem arises.
Like all hardware RAID systems, Drobo units format disks in a proprietary way that cannot be mounted or read on any other system, though data recovery is possible from a professional data recovery service. Users with failed Drobo units who wish to retain saved data must purchase a new unit from Drobo, as Drobo maintains backwards compatibility with different versions of their proprietary format.
Still not quite cheap enough for me yet though. I'll wait. I've got a 250 GB Samsung as my main boot partition and a few major applications running off of it, so I'll just expand that out onto a regular old fashioned drive eventually... When I get around to it. Someday.They're really not!
Solid State Drives - SSD, SATA, PCIe, NVME Storage Solutions - NCIX.com
You musta been looking at a fancy one, PCI-E or something
That's actually not true in this case. both drives are cheaper at apple than other retailers.Don't buy from Apple and find the same things elsewhere for a lot cheaper.
I am not familiar with the adaptor, but I'd imagine the speed of the HD would be limited by the type of connection for the optical drive. The HD almost certainly uses SATA, while the optical drive probably uses IDE? SATA is a lot faster than IDE.my wife got me this...
Toshiba Portege R930.
Dual core 3rd gen I7-3520M - 2.9 ( 3.6 turbo ).
4 gig ram.
128 gb SSD.
I'll be upping the ram to the max allowed ( 16 gb ).
I want to take out the optical cd drive, and put a much larger SSD ( 2 tb i hope ) in to it, with this bracket adaptor thingy.
will the new drive be as fast as it could / would be, like if there was another slot for a 2nd HD internally ?
Its possible, maybe even probable, that the optical is also SATA.I am not familiar with the adaptor, but I'd imagine the speed of the HD would be limited by the type of connection for the optical drive. The HD almost certainly uses SATA, while the optical drive probably uses IDE? SATA is a lot faster than IDE.