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ignite
12-10-2007, 04:23 PM
Hi I'm considering a Drobo (www.drobo.com) for regular backups. Would SD work well with a drobo? Would you recommend the sparse images. I'm not sure if you can partition a Drobo like you can a regular external HDD. Thanks.

dnanian
12-10-2007, 04:26 PM
You can't partition the Drobo, but you can certainly store an image to it, and that works fine.

ignite
12-10-2007, 04:40 PM
You can't partition the Drobo, but you can certainly store an image to it, and that works fine.

Thanks for your reply. Are sparse images slower than the default type of backup?

dnanian
12-10-2007, 06:04 PM
Yes, they're less direct to the drive, so they're going to be slower. Also, due to that level of indirection, they're somewhat less reliable as well.