Commented on NotHotWater's Drobo FS review
October 20 2012, 2:30pm
I haven't looked into the file-sharing/streaming (NAS) market very much, but I've gotten the impression that Drobo markets the Drobo and Drobo S as backup tools and the Drobo FS for NAS (+ backup). It's got a steep price tag, but seems to be the del facto personal NAS storage device. Especially for people looking to avoid the headaches that come with building your own NAS (FYI for the techy types who ARE looking to build their own NAS my buddy Frank Leng has a great article here: http://frankleng.me/2010/05/01/zfs-powered-nas-the-ultimate-alternative-to-drobo-droboshare-the-complete-guide/).
What were some of the alternatives you looked at like the cheaper SynologyDiskStation DS712+ (http://gdgt.com/synology/diskstation/ds712-plus/), and what made you go with Drobo FS?