Putting Drobo and Synology to the Test
How do the Synology DS1512+ and Drobo 5N compare in a head to head data storage and protection competition, filled with the same kind of drives and handling the same kinds of data? We put them to the test to find out.
The Synology 1512+ holds several distinct advantages over the Drobo 5N.
It has a LOT of apps.
It allows for extreme customization.
Meanwhile the Drobo 5N has several distinct advantages over the Synology 1512+.
It’s completely automated.
It’s far easier to expand and repair.
It costs less, uses less power and takes up less space.
The Bottom Line
Both machines have distinct advantages in different areas. Which one is best for you will depend on what you find most important and how you plan to use it.
For the full rundown and all the details, check out my article comparing the Synology DS1512+ and Drobo 5N.