I see your point ! … But. at least I know now (from Docchris, reply )that once all hard drives, in the future, are only made with 6gbs SATA interface they will work in the Drobo and that is good to know !!![hr]
(2) Questions, Just to confirm:
You indicated that: 6Gb/s SATA - Hard Drives can be used in a Drobo S, when accessed via USB and eSata without causing any problems.
… But suppose my PC only has USB 2.0 Ports and a SATA Controller Card which only was designed for 3GB/s SATA ?
1. Will there be any problems/issues accessing/using the 6GB Sata Drives in the Drobo S ?
2. Will only issue be that I only get data transfer thru-put of 3GB/s because of the limlitation of my 3GB Sata Controller Card and USB 2.0 Port ?
drobo itself does not support 6Gbps SATA, therefore a compatibility mode to SATA II will be used and eSATA port of the drobo is not a bridged port (no direct access to disc drives) therefore again you will receive SATA II.
So, it will work, but 6Gbps SATA will not be fully utilized performance wise.