Have been combing the site and forums and don’t see a clear answer to either of these questions, so I’m hoping a kind and clever soul will chime in here.
I understand how the system can be single drive fault tolerant with 3 drives and still increase performance, whereas with 2 drives you have to pretty much write copies of your files to each of the two (and therefore experience speeds pretty close to “1x” drive speed"). Here is the question. If you start with two drives and and the third after you have begun filling your Drobo, is the 5D going to re-arrange everything internally or will files written before the 3rd drive always read out at “1x”?
My 5D now has a Samsung 840 mSATA installed in the accelerator bay. WHICH applications can access this and how? I can see how write performance to the accelerator may be poor since it will mirror that to the spinning disks (or does it??) but how does it decide what lives on the mSATA? The accelerator bay seems to be the least documented part of this beast.
Thanks, have an excellent day/evening!