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Creating redundancy with two Drobos

As someone who’s had a Drobo for the past several years — first with a four-bay version and more recently a 5D3 — I was intrigued when I was offered

Migrating Data to a New Drobo Device

After several years with my trusty Drobo generation 3 RAID, it was starting to give me a few issues. And after trying all the troubleshooting steps and contacting support, I

How Much Speed Does a Photographer Need

It’s the age old question since we’ve started to shoot digital. How can I make my workflow faster? More efficient? Or more importantly, how can I get more free time

Repurposing Old Equipment: Hard Drives

In my first year of photography, I shot more than 100,000 pictures, which yielded two results: my photography got better quickly, and my computer’s hard drive filled up with picture

Introducing the Drobo 5C

Drobo’s newest entry into affordable, safe storage–the Drobo 5C is available today. What’s new? Watch my interview with Drobo CEO Mihir Shah and Chief Technology Officer Rod Harrison as they

Cost: Drobo v/s Individual Drives

Photographers buy hard drives in external enclosures to keep up with the data they create with digital cameras and post-production software. When one fills up, another drive along with an

Safe and Simple External Storage

Data loss is something that I wish upon no one. Those who have experienced this catastrophe already know that one occurrence can easily mess up one’s day, jack up one’s

Consolidate: Create A Rough Repository

The first step in organizing a new repository is getting the files all in one place. The goal is to clean off all of the various drives on which they are found. In this step, duplicate files and directories will be created.

All Hard Drives Will Die

Face it. Death is a part of life. This is true of people. It’s true for hard drives,too. Those containers of mass data on high speed spinning disks have a

The Thecus N2560

The Thecus N2560, is a two-bay NAS targeted for the prosumer. What does that mean in layman’s terms for someone like me? Simple, I have more storage space. My Need