This post is a continuation of my video from YouTube about unboxing my Drobo5N yesterday (12/24/2013).
If you didn’t get here from the video on YouTube below is a link to it.
Link to Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlE7M_M02SU
The Drive was sort of my Christmas present to myself. Could have bought an Xbox One, but instead bought a NAS drive. 🙂
First Thoughts, Wow! What a cool box. I broke down and purchased two 4TB drives to start it off with. I picked them up at the local Tiger Direct. Originally I only intended to get a couple of regular drives, but for 20 bucks more (each) I picked up some “NAS” drives. Cost me about $400.00 for the drives.
After that I copied some files of an external Seagate GoFlex Desktop drive and then I cannibalized it so I could stick the 3 TB drive into my Drobo. So I’ve now got a total of 11TB of actual disk space inserted. About 7 TB of drive space is available to me so far.
Below are some screenshots of the Drobo’s Dashboard:
Dashboard : Shows all Drobo’s discovered
Dashboard: Shows how much drive space is used vs free
Dashboard: Detected Drives, Size of Drive, Health Status
Dashboard: Built in apps