Not going to run out of disk space anytime soon
Yes, I admit it openly: I’m a hoarder – data hoarder that is.
Weeks ago the 3 terabytes in one of my servers were 90% consumed. Yes, there is lots of junk on it, but also a lot of data that I want to keep. The server is accessible from all devices in the home network and I make good use of it. I always eyed a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device as a remedy to my storage requirements. With the new job (more on that in another post) I also get to juggle with more data than ever before. Just to give you an idea: the main database I’m dealing with on a daily basis is around 9GB and I have multiple versions of it around.
My employer agreed to purchase a Drobo 5N NAS for me. All I needed to do was to fill it with disks. I purchased 4 3TB Seagate disks (Barracuda ST3000DM001 to be precise) and stuffed them into the unit. Because of the way that the Drobo handles disks and disk space, I ended up with a bit over 8TB as usable space. After some spring cleaning I also shrunk the data from the server down to a more manageable 1.5TB.
So far the NAS has been working flawlessly and I get close to the maximum transfer speed I can get on a Gigabit network.