19 March, 2011

Drobo FS: Automatic UNprotection for your data?

So right in the middle of doing absolutely nothing, my Drobo FS suddenly decides that my data is unprotected!?

No data was being written to or read from the Drobo at the time, why the hell would it, out of the blue, suddenly crap out and have all the data unprotected? No disks are faulty, so what reason could it possible have? And 12+ hours to re-sync the discs (I assume that is what it's doing)?

What point is there to an "intelligent" data storage device that automatically protects my data, when it does crap like that?

So far, if I ever have to buy another NAS, it'll be QNAP or Synology, not DROBO.