I have my Drobo (2nd Gen, Firmware 1.7.3) hooked up to my Airport Extreme Base Station through a D-Link DUB-H7 High Speed USB 2.0 7-Port Hub. I would like to share my Drobo and Printer on my network because I recently got a MacBook Air (OSX 10.6.6).
When I transfer mild/heavy data to my Drobo either Wirelessly/Wired, my Drobo will hard reboot and than become active again. I recently disconnected the USB hub and directly connected the Drobo to the AEBS instead … Eureka, no reboots.
The main question I have here is what USB powered hub have the Drobo community found works best to share a Drobo on? I have been reading reviews on powered USB hubs and found some units that might solve this issue, but I would like to find out if any other Drobo owners have a similar setup as I and solved the reboot issues?
I understand that Drobo Knowledge Base does not recommend using a USB hub, but I sort of would like to use one so I can have my printer and Drobo shared via my AEBS.
Please let me know if any other information is needed. Thanks.