Drobos are pretty great
So I’ve started the long process of downgrading my Drobo 5S storage. I’m trading out cheap, slow drives for SSDs. I’m hoping I can get the total noise down significantly so that I don’t hear it. It sits next to my TV and can be distracting sometimes. Once all the noisy drives are gone, I’ll see about replacing the chassis fan to seal the deal.
I’m going to hug a storage admin when I go in to work tomorrow. The stress of rebuilding drive arrays for your most valuable content…. phew! I’ll try not to stay up all night staring at the progress bar and health indicators.