This article started out as a simple review of the Drobo 5N2 network attached storage (aka NAS). But as you might have noticed by now, these things take on a life of their own. I’m going to start with a bit of a walk down memory lane to explain how I got into using Drobos in the first place.
I’ll explain how I ended up with their newest 5-bay NAS and explain that my quest was to prove that the device is twice as fast as the previous model, the Drobo 5N. But the quest becomes the real story, because of what I learned about testing storage speeds. It’s a long story but it has unexpected twists so I think you’ll enjoy learning along with me.