I upgraded my Mac to OS X Lion only to find my eSATA card no longer functioned correctly. I could not find drivers that did not cause issues, so yesterday and went and bought a new Drobo S with USB 3.0 (I had a older Drobo S with only USB 2.0 before).
So right now my Drobo S is recognized by my computer and I can successful access all my data. The throughput is a good 97MB/s write and 93MB/s read, which is quite a bit faster than the throughput I had over eSATA on my older unit.
So in terms of using the unit, everything works great.
Now the issue I have the Drobo S is not recognized in Dashboard. This copy of Dashboard recognizes my old Drobo S over eSATA, USB 2.0, and FW800, but my new unit is not recognized. Since it doesn’t show up in Dashboard, I can’t shut it own nor can I perform updates and look at space remaining etc.
This is a problem.
The USB 3.0 card I use is the Highpoint RocketU Quad, which emulates a SCSI RAID adapter, so the Drobo S is current recognized as a SCSI device.
What is a recommened course of action I can take? I’m not going back to eSATA as that doesn’t work nor am I using FW800 since I upgraded to an otherwise exact same model for USB 3.0 alone.