Amazon delivered it around 11am this morning.
I opened it up and started reading the online manual. Turns out that they have a Synology Hybrid RAID technology that seems close enough to Drobo’s BeyondRAID to suit my needs: you can add drives as you go, add drives with different sizes, etc.
But I overestimated how many hard drives I’ve got sitting around.
So I ordered some 3TB Hitachi 5K3000 drives to use. They’ll come Tuesday. Sucks that it takes so long, but it will take me a bit of time to figure out my whole backup strategy anyway…
Now I’m regretting I didn’t wait for the Synology 2411+… Hmph. Well, not like I need more than 9TB now anyway, but still.
Drobo emailed me back and asked if I had the thing plugged into a surge protector or directly into the wall. WTF kind of absurd question is that? Weaksauce.