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Drobo Alternatives

The Best Drobo Alternatives in 2022

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.

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.

Review: WD My Cloud Pro Series Gives Your Photo Studio a Private Cloud

If you'd like to back up your photos and collaborate on them locally, then creating a private cloud with a network attached storage (NAS) server is one way to go. One option on the market these days is Western Digital's My Cloud Pro Series line. We reviewed the WD My Cloud Pro Series PR2100 to see what it's like to set it up in your photo studio.