The time a Drobo lost over 30,000 of my photos and videos

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

Win your choice of a Drobo S or Drobo FS – enter now!

➡ 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 generous offer, and to all for your participation! Data Robotics will be in touch with … Continue reading Win your choice of a Drobo S or Drobo FS – enter now!

Switch drive packs between two Drobos while keeping your data safe

➡ Updated 1/14/19: I have revised my opinion of Drobo devices. After experiencing multiple, serious data loss events on multiple Drobo models, even recent ones, I no longer consider them safe for my data. Sometimes you'll need to switch your drive packs (the set of drives that sits in a Drobo) between two Drobos. Or … Continue reading Switch drive packs between two Drobos while keeping your data safe