Here are my shared links from the first half of the week, featuring more Apple stuff along with storage, virtualization, and a storage gorilla! We kick off this week still focused on Apple (of course) and their new MacBook Air. Although some have suggested it uses a mSATA or PCI Express Mini Card, it definitely does not. Read Apple’s Unconventional New MacBook Air SSD for … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, October 26, 2010
Data Robotics today launched their sixth product, the business-oriented DroboPro FS file server. Combining the 8-drive chassis from the direct-attached DroboPro with the Linux-based file server engine fro the Drobo FS, the DroboPro FS (or "Pro FS" for short) gives small businesses and remote offices a simple networked location for their shared files. Although it is a bit more … [Read more...] about Review: DroboPro FS is Data Robotics SMB NAS
Do you use an "iTunes compatible" device like an Iomega ix4 or Drobo FS or Roku SoundBridge? Have you noticed that it no longer works since you updated to iTunes 10? That's because Apple made a simple change to their Digital Audio Access Protocol (DAAP) that causes third-party devices to fail to connect correctly. Although software patches are already appearing, there is no … [Read more...] about iTunes 10 Breaks Non-Apple Streaming (Again)
Ask a Pack Rat: Another great question, this time on Twitter: Just purchased an empty DroboFS, do you have a preferred HD to use with Drobo? TIA! Stephen's Stance I just love my Drobo, though I'm thinking of upgrading it to a Drobo S since it's getting pretty full! The ability to add and replace drives as you use it is very powerful, and I've taken full advantage of it! … [Read more...] about Which Hard Disk Drives Should You Use In A Drobo?
Data Robotics is back with yet another member in the rapidly-expanding Drobo family of "storage robots." The newly-announced Drobo FS brings gigabit Ethernet, file-sharing protocols, and installable apps to the platform's industry-leading flexibility and data protection. But Drobo FS is no slam dunk: It's expensive, not found in (many) stores, and the value proposition can be … [Read more...] about Review: Will Drobo FS Take The NAS Market By Storm?