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Drobo vs. external HD's for back up new 27" iMac?

Started Dec 14, 2012 | Questions thread
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PatrickNSF
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Re: Drobo vs. external HD's for back up new 27" iMac?
In reply to Len_Gee, Dec 22, 2012

I've used a Drobo 4-bay for years through Firewire 800, but I've always found it painfully slow and noisy. I'm in the process of upgrading my external hard drive storage now and plan to use the Drobo purely for backup. I'm actually considering moving it to our media closet and hooking it up to the Time Capsule for network backups, but haven't figured out how slow that will be.

I've been looking at the Western Digital My Studio 4TB USB 3 external, as well as the Western Digital Thunderbolt Duo (which are a bit more expensive). I'm storing the video files from my iTunes library, 10 years of Aperture libraries, and unedited home video managed through iMovie. I assume the Thunderbolt drive will be faster, but haven't determined if it will be enough of a speed increase for my needs to justify the additional cost.

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