Tiger Direct has the Drobo DRDS4A21 5N 5-Bay NAS Storage Array for $450 - $100 off with coupon code ERN98275 [Exp 8/18] = $350 with free shipping. Normally over $500. Has Gigabit ethernet, Drobo BeyondRAID, and CIFS, SMB, and AFP protocols. Amazon has it for the same price.
$450 Retail: $600

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    bclinton Ben's cred: 187
    Posted 5:02 am PDT 08/15/13

    Who buys a Drobo? Average specs and no drives for $350? Really?

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    pen_sq Ben's cred: 180
    Posted 6:35 am PDT 08/15/13

    How many drives were you expecting to be thrown at you for $350?

    Get a Seagate if having crappy non-NAS drives pre-shoved into a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Write-only_memory box is what you want. If reading back files is also penciled onto your wishlist, then butter up to pay $100+ per empty bay.

    I don't think Drobo is quite up there with Synology, but they're still pretty good. Having an mSata bay on such a cheap box is very interesting.

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    nuggy Ben's cred: 7
    Posted 12:02 pm PDT 08/15/13

    I bought a DROBO for one reason.....

    Ease of use....

    With all the other crap I support in my house.....It is nice to have one unit that I do not have to tweak....F around with.....It just works....I spend enough time on Phones, notebooks, computers, et all....Nice to have a NAS that is honestly plug n forget....If you have the time....You can find cheaper....If you want an "appliance"....this is not a bad option.....And that $350 price for a DROBO was cheap.....

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