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Drobo Alternatives

The Best Drobo Alternatives in 2023

Drobo, one of the most popular brands for storage among photographers, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. While this doesn't mean the brand will disappear, it might be time to look for an alternative option just in case.

RAID/NAS/DAS 101: Running Out of Storage Space

What do you do when your NAS/RAID/DAS is almost filled up and you need more storage? The answer probably isn’t what you think… Some DAS and NAS, like those from Synology and Drobo, let you replace smaller drives with larger drives to “add capacity.” But doing that doesn’t necessarily give you access to a meaningful amount of additional storage.

The Best Photography Deals of Black Friday 2019

It's the special day of the year on which people form crazy lines outside stores and scramble over each other to snag the best deals. If you're not a fan of the craziness that goes on at brick-and-mortar stores, we've scoured the Web to find some of the best Black Friday deals for photography lovers in 2019.

RAID/NAS/DAS for Photographers on a Budget

Not everyone needs the massive terabytes of storage that are possible with a RAID/NAS/DAS storage device. But you don’t need to fill up all the drive slots in one of these devices to get the advantages offered. This article is going to look at how to set up a storage device similar to offerings from Synology and Drobo with a small amount of storage (4-8TB) that gives you the benefits of the RAID redundant storage now with room to grow with your storage needs.

10 Good Reasons Why You Need an Archive if You’re a Photographer

Have you ever had a moment in your life where a friend, co-worker or client comes to you and ask you for a specific image and you just can’t find the original? If you’re like me with a few Lightroom catalogs containing ten thousands of photographs, then this situation will likely happen.

Building a Comprehensive Photo Storage and Backup System

Storage and backup. It’s a mundane reality of photography. I’d much rather spend time with my camera or be teaching others about photography. But, in the digital age, you have to have a storage and backup strategy for your photos. Storage and backup may be mundane, but they are unquestionably critical.