Hi Guys, I have some kit that is now surplus to a render project i was working on and thought it may be of interest here due to the fact that i'm using these units myself for sharing out my media the house and thought this might be the place to find like minded people! I have a few of these so let me know on quantity's etc... 1 x Drobo Elite 8 bay storage array (iSCSI) + 3U rackkit's.. New in Box - I'm looking for £750 a unit these are brand new and boxed they retailed at around £2400 and the rack kits were around £250 alone there built for speed and these are what im currnetly using to serve 48tb of storage in the living room and they look great doing it and are blazingly fast... I've had these serving 1080p raw footage to 4client media players simulatenously with no stutter... The tiny footprint is a godsend for stashing in AV centers and support for up to 32tb per unit utilizing 4tb disks means theres no limitations on disk config. 3 x Drobo Pro FS 8 bay NAS (SMB\AFP) + 3U rackkit again brand new in box and brand new rackkit in box Looking for £950 a unit. Retail was around £2600 These are the NAS versions for a slightly different take... Identical appearance, but support SMB\AFP sharing protocols and can be configured as DLNA servers\SFTP\Mediatomb\apache web servers as a real all in the box solution to aid your HTPC needs. They also support up to 32tb per unit utilizing 4tb disks. These unit's are not for everyone as most people could get away with the smaller units from other brands with less storage requirements and slower transfer speeds however these units are what i'd consider the gap crossover between consumer -> enterprise unit's. They've been styled to look like consumer units, but they offer enterprise functionality and racking capabilities for people that want more expansion and faster speeds without sacrificing the style of their AV racks, they offer the best of all worlds. The iSCSI units offer performance that can be likened to the closest your gonna get to the feel and speed of local disk storage for people that need a hassle free way of presenting their large digital library to a home server\HTPC and may need to serve media to multiple clients simulatenously with less performance hit. The SMB/AFP units offer you the flexibility of serving all of your data directly to pretty much any device or OS on the home network and offering customizeable functionality for people that arn't planning on running a home server but need the option of adding large disks to extend their digital media collection to all their devices where bleeding edge transfer speeds arn't the focus. For me, I found that my collection was always growing, Lossless Audio rips, 1080p 3D Film rips, 4k round the corner the list continues... You really can't have enough storage or expansion possibilty's when planning a large digital library for serving the home.. but having the ability to mix and match drives, and add drives as you go is incredibly useful as it means your storage can grow when you can afford to upgrade it. Swapping out disks is as easy as ejecting and putting a new one in. I urge people to google these before buying but if anyone has any questions feel free to hit me up.. They are incredibly easy to get up and running due to the fact there pretty much plug and play.. takes longer fitting them with disks then configuring them! Collection is preferred due to the fact that there are 2 boxes (unit + rackkit) that can get bulky but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it! If my ad needs tailoring in anyway to be compliant please let me know, i havn't posted here before mainy just crying out for AV advice! Cheers guys. Location: Finchley Road I have read the trading rules and agree to abide by them at all times until the transaction is concluded to the satisfaction of all parties involved : Yes. -------------------------------------------------- This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads. By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here. Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via PM to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment: 1) Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct too! 2) Name and address including postcode 3) Valid e-mail address (no disposable addresses such as @gmail or @yahoo for example). DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It's in your best interest to check out these details yourself. Also we advise that the vendor post images of the items for sale. This helps your sale by showing the condition of the goods prior to dispatch.