|Product||Drobo (Second generation)||Drobo Mini||Synology DiskStation DS412+||Synology DiskStation DS1513+|
|Price||$441.55 to $999.99||$329.99 to $654.40||$599.99 to $1,105.36||$789.99 to $887.16|
|CNET editors' rating||3 stars||2.5 stars||4.5 stars||4.5 stars|
|Average user rating||2.5 stars||5 stars||0 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||May 14, 2013|
|Bottom line|| |
The second-generation Drobo adds a FireWire 800 connection, but the original USB-only on the now discounted Drobo might be the best bet for Windows users until better FireWire 800 drivers arrive. The device remains the most automated and easy-to-use redundant backup product we've seen.
The esoteric Drobo Mini seems to strive to be unique mostly for the sake of uniqueness, and offers very little, if at all, in terms of usability considering its crazily high cost.
Synology DiskStation DS412+ makes an excellent NAS server for advanced home and small-office networks.
The Synology DiskStation DS1513+ is easily one of the best multiple-bay NAS servers to date, performing superbly both as an advanced storage server and as the central host for a long list of home entertainment and business uses.
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