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Lars Johnsson wrote
2. I have 12tb (4x3) on my computer and a 4 drobo box with 2x4tb and 2x3tB. The drobo will only back up about 10tb in its current configuation so this means that I a have just enough. And the size of drives keeps just keeping up with my needs. Soon I will have 4x4tb in my computer, and if 8tb drives comes out I will get them. Obviously I need a bigger drobo but 2 years ago it was big enough. This is driven by hdr and larger and larger raws. And when I get busy I would rather take photos and prune files.
3. Sorry I was not clear, drobo is fast to access data and pretty good to copy data to. However, I put in a 4tb drive last saturday to replace a 3tb drive, and it is still working on being redundant on thursday. In the mean time, there is no redundancy in the unit. So when you get big drives expect a week or more for to respond to a new drive. This will not be affected by the type of connection since it is a function of the raid copying back and forth between disks. I expect a mirrored raid would be bigger but faster.
4. You obviously have not been close to full. The problem I had recently, is that there were no 4tb drives availalbe in town when my drobo became full at 2tb (and I did not want to buy 3tb and then replace it in 2 months with a 4tb). So then if fillled and then the computer and it spent lots of time trying to fill the last 15% of the drobo and it slowed down the computer to the point I turned off the drobo, until I could find a 4tb drive.
So again, I am not saying that drobo is not a good product, I am just saying buy a drobo much bigger than what you think you need (more bays are more important than the connection for me for backup) and don't be surprised by the above.