My Drobo is very happy now

If you read the comments around the Net about Drobos, you may well conclude that they are unreliable and buggy. For some time, my Drobo (the four-bay Series 2 with USB and Firewire) had been rebooting itself, shutting down and spending days rebuilding itself. I thought I’d have to pension it off and buy something else – not another Drobo. Before I binned it, I tried what it said on the Drobo site, silly though it sounded. I replaced the Firewire cable for a nice Neet ¬†one from Amazon – I really rate their cables and have them all over...

Technology is not behaving at Rosam Towers

Since returning from holiday a couple of weeks ago the digital world has been ganging up on me. First off, after installing gracefully on to my 2010-generation MacBook Air with just 2GB RAM, OS X Lion has been giving problems on my iMac. With a processor running nearly twice as fast as the Air and six times as much RAM, the Lionised iMac has been crawling from time to time and crashed three times over one 24-hour period. OS X gone all Windows 98 on me? Then my Drobo went all wobbly when I replaced one of the disks for...