Hi, I wonder if anyone has any information about this and whether there is a solution.
I have two Drobo 5N, connected to a gigabit network. Network traffic is moderate, about 1mb/s to 2mb/s at maximum on the incoming Internet connection. So there should be plenty of bandwidth available.
When I first installed the first Drobo, perhaps a year ago, everything worked smoothly. Streaming of video files was to three WD TV-Live Media Players also on the LAN.
I installed a second Drobo three months ago and transferred a portion of the first one’s data to it.
But here’s the problem. Any file which on the 5Ns up until about two months ago played and continues to play flawlessly even high definition video files.
Some new video files which I place on the 5Ns, and they don’t have to be high definition, have a playback problem.
The playback will freeze, then 5 seconds a so later will fast forward and continue playing as though nothing has happened. This occurs a number of times during playback.
It looks like it is buffering in some way and then catching up. But only on newer files which I place on the 5N, still never on the original ones.
Each 5N has 5 x WD Red 4TB Drives plus a Crucial 120gb MSATA card.
Originally I thought this might be a fragmentation problem but reading the literature once more I note that my 5Ns automatically optimise in the background.
As a further issue, which started around the same time. My 5Ns seem to forget that my Dashboard is logged in as an Admin and when I pull up my Dashboard. the little padlock symbols will be up. If I re-enter my admin login, it still stays locked. The only solution is to reboot my PC and then it comes up as admin. Baffled by this one.
I would be grateful for any help or comments that could be given on these issues.