My Drobo S Pro of 5 years has finally stopped turning on. So today I went and picked up a Drobo 5D. Just so I can load the disks I had, pull the data off the drives onto an OWC array, and then return the 5D unit, toss the old SPro and finally say goodbye forever to Drobo and their parent company that bought them not too long ago.
It was a horrible unit, a terrible customer experience and after doing my research to weigh whether I should give the new 5D a fighting chance, as well as talking to many former Drobo owners, I'm definitley not going to bother. I bought it to get my data off only. Far too many awful customer experiences and bad reviews of the product to even consider keeping it.
Anyone else have any problems with Drobo? Hairpulling frustration over their support portal and ridiculous lack of tech support? Feel free to vent.
Also voice any preferred alternatives for Raid arrays meant for PC use. I've been using a Mercury Pro Elite from OWC. No issues so far.