The following is an account of what happened to me in late 2012, when two of my Drobo units malfunctioned and corrupted or erased over 30,000 of my photos and videos, rendering them either completely unusable or making them vanish into digital ether. I have been a Drobo customer since late 2007, when I bought … Continue reading The time a Drobo lost over 30,000 of my photos and videos
In late 2012 and right after New Year's Eve this year, in 2015, I experienced two data loss events, both of which happened on my Drobo storage devices. I'll write a separate post detailing my experiences in recent years with my Drobos but for now, I wanted to let you know how I recovered my … Continue reading How I recovered from catastrophic data loss
During the last few weeks, I've seen the following error in Adobe Lightroom 3. There I am, editing photos, minding my own business, and when I try to view a photo for editing, I get the error message you see above: "The file appears to be unsupported or damaged." When I try to view the … Continue reading File corruption rears its ugly head
Drobo S, the 5-bay, 3-interface storage array from Data Robotics got a neat upgrade to USB 3.0 today. Instead of USB 2.0, it will now have eSATA, FW800 and USB 3.0 ports on its back. This is a hardware refresh, which means the USB 2.0 model has been phased out. You should expect it to … Continue reading Drobo S gets USB 3.0 upgrade
Today, the DroboPro FS will be announced by Data Robotics. It's the bigger brother of the Drobo FS, and it's aimed at creative professionals, SOHOs and SMBs. There was a gap in Drobo's file sharing lineup. They had a NAS device, sure (the Drobo FS), but it didn't have the capacity and the bandwidth of … Continue reading Hardware preview: DroboPro FS
➡ Updated 9/24/10: The winner of the drawing is Keith LaBarre! He'll soon get to pick between a Drobo S ($799) or a Drobo FS ($699). Congratulations, you lucky guy! 🙂 My thanks go out to Data Robotics for their very generous offer, and to all for your participation! Data Robotics will be in touch … Continue reading Win your choice of a Drobo S or Drobo FS – enter now!
Sometimes you'll need to switch your drive packs (the set of drives that sits in a Drobo) between two Drobos. Or say you're using two drive packs on the same Drobo. How do you switch the two packs safely, to ensure you lose none of your precious data? That's the question I asked myself a … Continue reading Switch drive packs between two Drobos while keeping your data safe