I'm looking for long term drive backup and archiving. At first Drobo looked incredibly appealing because of its scalable/modular setup. Essentially for my budget it makes a lot of sense to add drives as I need them and let my archiving system grow as I do. I also liked the fact that Drobos seem to be able to function both as an external RAID system as well as SAN storage. I would like to have system like this that can start as a standard external RAID system and grow into a SAN when we get a switch and server system. So that said, Drobo was looking pretty good.. until I saw how popular it is on RED USER!
So I get Drobo=bad. Do you guys know of any modular storage systems that functions the way Drobo is advertised to? I'm hoping to find something like this (that works as this is advertised):