When I was looking for external storage for HD video, I very seriously considered Drobo. Automatic redundancy is a very valuable feature. But from internet research, I concluded that Drobo was probably too slow to provide acceptable performance for ProRes files in Final Cut. The least expensive model, which cost about half as much per drive as the newer models, had a particularly bad reputation for slow access.
I ended up getting several MacAlly firewire drives, and I manually ensure that all my original files are saved on more than one drive. The big prores files can always be regenerated if necessary.
I am sure that any Drobo would be just fine for system backup and for big Photoshop files. But has anyone had good results with it for video?
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