Tag Archives: Drobo

Don’t trust your primary data to a Drobo

I was reminded to data about the availability issues with storage. Of course, I live it every day on the “sell side” working for Pure Storage. But for my home lab and office, I tend to have “less than enterprise” requirements. Even so, my primary use of my DroboElite has been for secondary copies (backups)… Read More »

How to DOS (Denial of Service) an iSCSI Drobo

Here’s how you can reboot any iSCSI Drobo (DroboElite or B800i, anyhow) on your network: Install FreeBSD 8, 9 or 10 on a system or VM Fire up the iSCSI initiator (old version with FreeBSD 9 or earlier, or new version with FreeBSD 10 beta) Connect to the Drobo With the earlier version of the… Read More »

DroboElite Review Part 3: Functionality and Performance meet Ease of Use

This is a long overdue post. Back in October I took advantage of DataRobotic’s evaluation program, obtaining a DroboElite for a 30-day period for testing. I finished up my testing and data gathering in November.  My plans included comparing the iSCSI performance of the iSCSI DroboElite with server-based iSCSI target solutions such as Nexenta. Life,… Read More »

DroboElite Review Part 2: Installation Impressions

I’ve gotten off to a slow start in my evaluation of the DroboElite, for the most part due to an over-busy work and home schedule. The DroboElite was the flagship until the recent release of the DroboPro FS (NAS version of the DroboElite), although one can still argue that an iSCSI Drobo is pretty much… Read More »