I am looking for advice on server set ups, I am graphic designer working on a range of project types from brand, print and web. I am looking for a solution that is safe, reliable, fast – I want to work directly from it – and possibly links to an off-site back up or even cloud service like back blaze.
I'm currently looking at the Drobo 5N.
I'd love to hear if anyone has experience with that or other server solutions for small studios.
if your just using it for storage or your actually doing any really work on the server itself I would have a look at the HP Micro servers they use server grade components and are pretty inexpensive i would also look at a raid set up in case of hardware failure as raid is not a substitution for backup i would have the server ether backing up to an external hard drive or a cloud based service
if your actually working from it you will need something with a bit of grunt witch will be much more expensive than a micro server.