A&P Need external HDD storage vs. what to buy?

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  1. BeachBoy

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    What should I buy?

    I want something already packaged - plug and play type.

    I'd like two HDD raid setup. 1-2Tb. Mostly to backup all the pictures. Currently burning on two dvd and its a pain. I'd like to switch to one dvd (stored in another house) and only using the external hdd at home.

    thanks!
     
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    I was (still am) reading about drobo, looks nice but I'm not sure I need it always on. the "on" time is like over a minute, that is annoying when you don'T want to have it always on.

    I'm also looking at G-technology, synology, etc.

    Or I might just get a mybook.
     
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    drobo on the way, found one used for sale locally. there was no way to find anything good in stock, everything is on order or online...
     
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    too late for the opinions
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    drobo is slow as fuck if you're reading/writing to it. if you're just using it for automated backup storage, it's probably fine.

    I've got a ReadyNAS NV+ that's tits.
     
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    I just checked out a demo of that ReadyNAS NV+ device and that's sick. Seems super simple to use. Hmm..

    Why'd I click on this fockin thread?
     
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    theres esata and fw800 versions
     
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    Had a Ready NAS and got rid of it for Drobo. Drobo is much better.

    If you're working off the Drobo continuously its not as fast as some other RAID systems because its basically a RAID 5 system. If you're looking for that constant use there are better ways to do it.

    But for backup and for storage its great. Best thing is that it just connects via USB/firewire/esata so its just like a massive external drive, only it has redundancy.

    I also love the expandability. Just add another drive to it if you dont have it full, or just swap out larger ones and it takes care of the rest and you can constantly upgrade it without having to re-backup everything.

    BTW, I dont run mine all the time either. I turn it on, takes about a minute or so to boot, nothing horrid by any means, I run my backups and then I turn it off. I have two I swap out for backup, one lives offsite for safety.
     

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