Hello everyone, I have been using a WD Live Hub for a while now and one the space filled up, I added on a WD TV LIVE SMP with a 3TB My Book Live connected to my router. This solution has been excellent so far. However, I have begun to run out of space. My two concerns with buying another My Book Live are that are rather expensive for what they are and I don’t really have any of the information on there backed up some place else.
My home has a wired gigabit network setup so the wiring is not a problem. The issue is the storage. I’m trying to set something up that is safer and will perhaps backup the information. Something more automated. I was looking into a Drobo 5N system and adding a couple of 3TB drives.
Basically I’d like to know if this is something the WD TV Live will recognize and how simple the setup would be.
Is it just plug and play and I can just change between the various drives?
Are they all recognized as one?
Is there a limit as to the size of a drive the unit will recognize?
Is it as simple as connecting the 5N to my router as I did with the My Book Live and everything will be there?
I also read on other solutions such as D-Link NAS systems. Any recommendations would be great. My computer background knowledge is pretty minimal (I’m a business student, not an IT pro ) but I have made it this far with reading so I feel like I can manage this with some help and BASIC computer language haha.
Thanks and I hope someone can point me in the right direction!