A few weeks ago Cotton brought you a report on the Drobo Mini from his travels in the Antarctic. Drobo make enclosures for external hard drives that automatically creates a raid system. For those of you who are not in the business, this means that the unit duplicates files over multiple drives, so that if one fails, you automatically have a back up. Drobo have made this process very easy, just load two or more drives and it basically does the rest for you.
Cotton is traveling with the Mini and I currently have their 5D model loaded up with four 3Tb drives. That means I have 6Tb of storage and a back up copy all housed in the same unit. The great thing about the 5D is that is manages the files for you and gives you a constant update on space etc….