Saturday, September 25, 2010

Drobo vs. ReadyNAS



For those looking for a home networked backup/storage system, the 2 products that immediately come up are Drobo and ReadyNAS.  Both support RAID type technology and feature hot-swapping hard drives in case of failure.

Does anyone have experience with any of these products?  What's a good recommendation for home networked storage?

63 comments:

fat daddy said...

i look forward to your updates

HonBlogger said...

I prefer drobo, good post!

Biff Tanner said...

That bottom one looks pretty good.

Drackar said...

I don't know anything about either first hand, but I know someone who's gone through..three? drobos, and wishes he could get his money back. But that's the only case I know of.

Sethisto said...

aw normal ones don't work on macs?

AnbuJustin said...

no experience in both but i saw something similar at tiger direct i forget the name but it was white and pink and it was like your own personal cloud server that was kinda cool. would love to hear from ppl with experience with this because i want to set up my own server

MVTM said...

*hug*

Naj said...

whoa! those looks nice! but network storage system are pricey.

Typical tech monkey said...

I like my Solaris fileserver. It may not be as easy to set up and use as a Drobo, but ZFS > *.

Shane said...

I use freeNAS and it works pretty great

Home Alone Stoned said...

what exactly are these o.O i'm not very tech savvy. maybe you could give more details

Crunky said...

the problem i have with all of these is they occupy your hard drive when you're trying to work...

Bear Cavalry said...

what crunky said.

ego_rko said...

never used them =(

Charles LeMang said...

The best thing you can do is get an simple board that supports RAID, put it in a case, throw HDDs in it, drop it on a network.

Much cheaper than that NAS and Drobo.

Life said...

I like the deign of the readyNAS, don't have any experience with either, but I'm curious to see what other users say about them

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iammyself said...

might pick one of these up someday

Dr Nat MD said...

beautiful machines. maybe one day.....

roger said...

drobo looks better.

Joshua said...

Interesting...I might look into these in the near future. But at the moment they're not any use for backups for me.

Stav88os said...

Cool Story Bro!;)

Jordan Swish said...

Those drobo's are nasty ive heard

David said...

hah :d nice

LucidDreamer said...

Don't know anything about that dude. Sorry !

nhblogger said...

No experience with either, but I hear good things about Drobo

Structus Postumus said...

I would take ReadyNAS cuz it looked better (i'm a MAC user :D)

x said...

need one myself so this is relevant.

ShredGuitar said...

Awesome!

shadowpikachu said...

never really used this before... but they do look useful

miecak said...

Don't have any experience with either :(

Djoni Vejn said...

great post

shirou said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network-attached_storage

i don't think that i need something like this :]

All NY Love said...

reading your posts make me realize how behind I am on everything. jeez.

iMonei said...

i dont understand anything lol

aComputerProgramer said...

Haven't used either before, but from looking around online they seem pretty similar

polishwarrior said...

One of these days I need to justify myself getting one of these. I've lost too many HD's in my life.

Jon3sy said...

I need one of these :)! just sick of keeping my music/Films/Backups on my PC HDD :(

La GaGa said...

Same as above.
prefer dobo.
whatever that is.

Eferhilda said...

Been doing some research into it but have not really come out with anything worth sharing. Looking forward to reading someone else's opinion on the matter though.

Style said...

I'm also interested in learning about these devices.

Jacob said...

nah i don t think i ll need one

ihazasad said...

sry, have no experience with this :/

Oscar said...

too much porn

sildude said...

Whats the price difference on these?

My internet explortion said...

My uncle had a drobo he hated it

Anonymous College Student said...

I'll go with the bottom one.

EdwardPrinceofWales said...

both look real good

Trades For Veterans said...

Good info here!

hotfluffypankake said...

Oh wow! I need one of these.

Brandon said...

beautiful.. maybe one day ill get one. cool story bro keep up the good work.

Michael Casspir said...

Both of those are absolutely gorgeous!

I'll have to do a bit of investigating to see what's available, though, where I am.

max said...

I want one of those :) but the prize will proobably be high :)

Geek Fuzion said...

I might have to pick one up, looks like a huge safe.. haha

Horror Movies 101 said...

oh man, pc man harmony is a great idea. <3

Car Enthusiast said...

Not sure

armaman said...

i miss my old hp net server >.>

MushroomElk said...

Id take any!

nuttinbutapeanut said...

@HonBlogger: agree!

fenske said...

I couldn't tell ya but those machines look like beasts.

HiFi said...

Those would be awesome in my living room. Impress the chicks with them.

Swarmster said...

Great post, showing some love, keep it up =)

fat daddy said...

i came looking for an update

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