Drobo

Can we get more information in the dashboard menu?

Right now, the dashboard menu is lacking in information.

What would be nice is info in the actual menu. Kinda like this…

O <- drobo in the menubar
Drobo Dashboard
Advanced - Data
Advanced - Tools

4.06 TB Total
2.03 TB Used (Green Background depending on status)
2.03 TB Free
50% Free

Drobo Status
1.5 TB (Green Background depending on status)
1.5 TB (Green Background depending on status)
1.5 TB (Green Background depending on status)
1.5 TB (Green Background depending on status)

Your data is protected (or appropriate message)

That way people get actual info from the menu without having to open the dashboard. If a drive was yellow or red, then the corresponding drive menu item would have the appropriate background.

While I like the idea, the tricky part is how to handle the situation when the user has multiple Drobos, as each would have to display its status separately.

Multiple Drobos could be handled like this

O <- drobo in the menubar
Drobo Dashboard
Advanced - Data
Advanced - Tools

Drobo 1 name -> (Opens rest of info in a side dropdown menu)
Drobo 2 name -> (Opens rest of info in a side dropdown menu)
Drobo 3 name -> (Opens rest of info in a side dropdown menu)

Or set up the menu so that it always is like this no matter how many drobos there are.