I gotta say, having now used the #Drobo Elite and the #Synology 1511+. Though I love the Drobo. I'd have to say, the Synology blows the Drobo out of the water.
Feature set the DSM is amazing. Drobo has none of it. Control over RAID Volumes, as well as physical, and LUN allocation is so much more granular with the Synology. And this is still not their top of the line device. I still haven't quite test VMware performance on the Synology yet, but working. Perhaps these 2 device deserve a full on comparison review on my blog (http://blog.foreignkid.net) once I had a bit more time with the Synology.
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