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Comment Re:DaisyChain (Score 1) 405

your problem wasn't the Drobo, which can be connected with eSATA or GigEthernet. The problem is using crappy "eco friendly low power" green drives. If you concern is performance, then don't get the slowest most energy efficient drives you can find. Get yourself some 10k RPM drives with 64MB cache. Like these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236243

And then use a RAID 5 setup in the Drobo.

Comment Re:USB and disk Speed (Score 1) 405

I have two SATA over USB docks for bare SATA harddrives. I have ~7TB of unique data I keep (video editing business generates a lot of data).

I copy data using BeyondCompare from the edit RAID array to each twin pair of SATA drives. That gives me some redundancy for the data, but is a PITA to track.

I also would love to have a software solution that lets me just number the drives, tell the system to keep two copies of everything, and then would just instruct me which drive # to pop in the dock in order to back up file X.

Comment Verticle? (Score 2) 402

Just get a metal bracket and hang the server vertically (or invert it so that the cold to hot flow is from bottom to top. That takes up a LOT less room. But if you want a full sized one, I have a full height full cage rack in my garage you are welcome to have for free. But you pay shipping. :-)

Comment Agreed (Score 1) 1

I signed up for the account activity report and expected the main landing page, but did not expect that that was it. I would expect that clicking on any of the sections would lead to more detailed break down of information. But noep. that is it. pretty useless. The one saving grave of the report is that it does show that I opted out of the web history project because there was nothign listed. well at least it shows that google isn't showing me any of my web history. Not that they don't have it. :-P

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