Last year filing for my 20 years of photographs was very chaotic
With my library being spread over many different Lacie hard drives of many shapes, sizes and capacities
Lost and failing power supplies were the bain of my life so I took the plunge and bought a Drobo
Which was just fine, apart from the fact it only took 4x HDD of a maximum capacity of 2TB each, so I soon ran out of space
So I bought the Drobo Pro
Over the last 6 months this has degenerated into something of a full time job
I am now on my third
Yes, you did read right, my third
One failed power supply and one directory failure which meant I had Terabytes and Terabytes of space but though I could read the files I could no longer write to the drive
The units were swapped out speedily by Drobo
The real hell is transferring all your data over which takes DAYS, AND DAYS AND DAYS if you have had to reset (erase the drives)
After a busy weekend at the seaside with my daughter I returned to my office
Woke my iMac up which was in sleep mode, after a few seconds the OS sent me the warning that I had removed the Drobo Pro before ejecting it
Which I had not
The Drobo Dashboard software reported that I had used only 55gb of the 12TB space
Infact I had only 3 Tb free
Upon first inspection I see I have 'lost' months of photos from my filing system
Just where are the missing months?????????
I would be having a breakdown if they had 'gone'
But thankfully I have those years backed up in 2 other locations, one on a Drobo (assuming it still works!) and on my old Lacie's
But imagine....just imagine, it does not bear thinking about
And when the fix comes which surely it will,as their service is pretty good, I will have to spend an age working out what is and what isn't missing before beginning the restore process which could take days
The Drobo Pro has been nothing but a time vampire for me, no one should have to face this problem repeatedly
And before anyone chips in from Drobo it is primarily used on 2 computers, my Mac Pro and my iMac
Is there anyone else out there who has similar experiences?
Better still can anyone suggest an alternative to this unsatisfactory situation?