I figured I’d just do a 3-in-1 and ask all my questions I’ve been running into in one email. Feel free to answer in short-format…assuming it’s enough to help.
Should the Drobo be able to handle playback of blu-ray level video to a Mac/PC? If I try to play off of the Drobo, a movie skips horribly (in 1080p) – if I copy it to an old 400gb Seagate drive (eSata), or even a 2.5" FW800 drive (7200rpm), it plays back perfectly. I’ve tried connecting via USB2, FW400, and FW800 – no luck with any as far as playback goes.
The Drobo does seem to get pretty darn loud, whereas it USED to be quite quiet. I can hear it like a jet right now, and it’s not even being used – transfers or otherwise. It’s not the drives, it’s the fan in the back…which I know some fan activity is expected pretty much always…but this is sounding like heavy-fan-power – all the time.
This happens even under small or idle reads/writes. As far as ventilation, the area it is in is not warm. Any suggestions on this? The only time it’s not loud…is when it’s disconnected (and therefore in standby).
3) When I shut my macbook pro (to sleep), when I boot it back up, it says I “unsafely removed a drive” (or whatever the message is when you don’t eject properly) – should this be happening? It’d quite a shame if I can’t even put my macbook to sleep (to save electricity at night, etc) without having to completely eject the beast.
This happens whether I go up to the Apple --> Sleep, or simply shut the lid.
If the above have been answered elsewhere, I apologize. I’ve look around on several places, and honestly I’d really appreciate just knowing – and then hopefully this thread can help others down the road.
Thanks so much for your help!!!