Upload & Sell: On
Thanks for the insights Guys. I'm just going to replace the one failed drive, load the array with files, put it in bubble pack and store it off site. What I could sell a used 6TB LaCie 4Big wouldn't be worth the time involved.
Zim, I've thought about 16TB deal. I think it will be on eof those things where we will just buy new enclosures filled with the bigger drives as drive capacity expands. I've read reports of gas filled 5.5TB drives in development, but who knows how long it will be before they are available, and remotely affordable. I think our 14.89 TB Drobos will serve us well for quite a while. You've discovered the problem though, having that capacity in one simple box makes you realize that you need more simple boxes of that capacity.
I haven't loaded mine with the SSD, not sure I will at this point.