Drobo 5N or ioSafe N2?

Started May 16, 2013 | Discussions
stevie c New Member • Posts: 1
Drobo 5N or ioSafe N2?

I was just about to buy a Drobo 5N , but then came across the ioSafe N2  - a fire and water resistant NAS box that runs Synology DSM. While the Drobo would provide me with more space than the N2 - more than I need at this point in time, in fact - I'm thinking that the N2 may be a better choice as I live in an area that's prone to wildfires and am not as diligent as I could or should be when it comes to offsite backups (I have good intentions, but I just never seem to find the time to do it - not frequently, anyway).

The only thing that's stopping me from pulling the trigger on the N2 is that I've never heard of the company before and have no experience with their products.

Does anybody have any experience with ioSafe that they could share or have any experience with their products - in particular, the N2 and how it compares to the Drobo 5N?


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Ken Gosden Senior Member • Posts: 2,629
Re: Drobo 5N or ioSafe N2?

I will say I have been very happy with my Drobo 5  bay NAS.  The idea of the more survivable NAS is appealing, but the Drobo is certainly more flexible in the long term.

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