Drobo 5N 5-Bay BeyondRAID NAS Storage Server - £369.99 with code @ Dabs.com + Quidco
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Drobo 5N 5-Bay BeyondRAID NAS Storage Server - £369.99 with code @ Dabs.com + Quidco

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Found 18th Oct 2013
This is a great price for a Drobo 5N. Granted they are not suitable for everyone as high end. Drobos allow mix and max drive brands and sizes, plus hotswap upgrades. Single or Dual redundancy options. With 5 drives and dual redundancy R/W speed ~50-70Mbps over LAN so reasonable but not blisteringly fast. Also has opeion for mSATA SSD as a drive cache.

Use code 'UNI30' for to get the price down, plus dont forget Quidco... tracks at £6.67 = £363.32 effective

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Apart from instant setup does this give any benefits over getting an hp microserver for ~ £100?

two words, HP Microserver

Voted hot good price. If you want a microserver, buy an effing microserver. It's an entirely different product to a NAS box.

Stealth_Fox

Voted hot good price. If you want a microserver, buy an effing … Voted hot good price. If you want a microserver, buy an effing microserver. It's an entirely different product to a NAS box.



Not really. You can install Synology onto a microserver which makes it a direct competitor to the Drobo box.
Edited by: "Lowtrawler" 18th Oct 2013

Original Poster

to be honest the post is intended for those looking for a NAS not a microserver!

Having tried freenas on a microserver the performance is unbelievably poor, unless you add a lot of memory / sas controller which very much hikes the price. But also as mentioned in the post the drobo supports mixed drives and mixed sizes with full redundancy which is useful for some, especially for future upgradability.

Anyway I dont care for a debate... for anyone looking to buy a drobo 5N this is a very good deal! For anyone looking to buy a microserver you are more than welcome to do just that
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