Michael Fryd

Michael Fryd

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Jul 28, 2002

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  • The Drobo is designed to slow down to a crawl when you reach 90% of the storage capacity. This is a feature to remind you that you need to swap in some larger drives. Drobo uses "thin...

  • The Drobo is not a traditional RAID, but it like a RAID in some respects.

    RAID-like devices provide data protection for zero, one or two drive mechanism failures. The Drobo can be configured to...

  • Storing the only copy of your data on a Drobo or a RAID is not a "backup solution". As you have learned, believing that a RAID/Drobo eliminates the need to backup will result in data loss.

  • Drobo does not use standard RAID configurations. Drobo's "Dual Drive Redundancy" mode allows you to simultaneously lose two drives without data loss. Drobo's default configuration allows you to...

  • Your story is not specific to a Drobo. You would have had the same issue with a RAID. Neither a RAID nor a Drobo eliminates the need for a proper backup strategy.

    I recommend treating a Drobo...

  • But you need the same controller. Different controllers use different strategies for parity, redundancy and breaking the data across multiple drives (are you distributing bits, bytes,...

  • In what way is it "open". Typically the RAID controller spreads your data amongst several drives. Generally, it is not possible to remove a drive to recover data. Nor can you generally move a...

  • You are correct in that hardware can't always compensate for user error. This is why one should not trust a single device (including a RAID) to hold the only copy of important data. No matter how...

  • It is a common misconception that a RAID provides good protection for your data. A properly configured RAID only provides protection against a single hazard - the failure of a disk drive. ...

  • I suggest you try a few simple tests. Place your camera in aperture priority mode, at the lowest ISO setting.  Take a a few hand held shots of a blank wall (let the camera move around a bit during ...
  • Aren't most RAID devices also difficult for data recovery? Your data is spread across multiple drives. You can't just pull a drive out and plop it into a drive dock and expect to recover data. ...

  • You are correct that the Drobo is not a traditional "RAID". However it does address that market. Except for a dual drive mirrored configuration, most RAIDs do not offer the option of removing a...

  • The Drobo reacts to a failed drive by turning the corresponding status light red, and then redistributing your data to restore redundancy in case another drive fails before you replace the first. ...

  • You may be able to compensate for the Magenta use by using a custom or auto white balance. You are best off using a quality filter over a cheaper filter, but sometimes that isn't in the budget. Whe ...
  • Exposure is affected by the camera's aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings. When in full manual mode, exposure indicator in the viewfinder is informational only.  It is telling you whether or ...
  • The Drobo mini takes drives up to 9.5mm thick. Put four 2TB drives in it and you have 6TB of portable storage with enough redundancy for a single drive failure. With the SSD cache, performance...

  • Actually "Dual Drive Redundancy" means the Drobo has the equivalent of three copies of every file. Two drives can fail without you losing data.

    The blinking yellow lights means that you are down...

  • The difference is the target market for the camera. Manufacturers want to as many customers as possible, and want each customer to pay the maximum that customer can afford.  All modern DSLR cameras ...
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    A reasonable concern. The SL1 body is about $500 (a little less refurbished).  It is small enough that it might not appear as attractive to thieves as a higher end camera. . You do need to find the ...
  • Replied in Misconceptions
    The video asks why wouldn't you want to bring your best gear on a "trip of a lifetime"? Let me suggest a few answers. The video ignores the fact that the definition of "best" depends on the task at ...
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