Scott Kelby, of "I'm Done with Drobo" fame has added his follow-up in which he explains what he has done to replace his Drobo setup.
What he has done has been to replace the Drobo with a two-layered approach. The first is to acquire three G Speed Q external drive devices - each with 12 TB of storage. He explains why he chose G Speed Q:
When I originally wrote my post about dumping Drobo, and asked for suggestions on what to use instead, I had a lot of folks recommend G-Tech drives and Synology drives as well. I even had the Synergy folks reach out to me on Twitter (though we never actually connected), but when I learned that my in-house video team had been using G-Tech drives and really liked them, that was enough to push me in that direction.
So far — I love them. I was able to move all my stuff off my Drobos (we had to swap drives to a working Drobo to transfer them over to my new G-Tech drives), and everything has been smooth as glass ever since (and I never have a problem mounting my G-Tech).
In addition, in order not to take any chances with his data, he added Crashplan. Given the amount of data he has to back up, neither G Speed Q nor Crashplan are cheap solutions, but he explains his reasoning:
I’m sure there are probably cheaper deals out there for on-site and off-site back-up, but the cheapest deal wasn’t my goal. I wanted two methods I could really depend on, and although these were clearly not the cheapest routes to go, after all my research (done in house, through your recommendations, and through recommendations from friends), I felt this was the best route for us, and so far, I’m happy with how it’s going.
- How CrashPlan cloud backup saved my bacon (zdnet.com)