Don’t have scientific evidence but me thinks file type affects transfer speed on the drobo. 2GB of .jpg transfered 1:50 from drobo USB to external HD ESATA. 7GB of mixed .nef , .tiff and .JPG transfered 11 minutes. WTFO?
Anyone else experience this?
EDIT: Better yet, maybe the more data you transfer the slower drobo is: thoughts?
I don’t think so. File types do have impact to file compression ratio but they should be agnostic to different hardware & storage media. They are just bits & bytes and I don’t believe the world’s firsr robot has the intelligence to prioritize file types or QoS for that matter!
What I notice is the drobo makes a lot of racket, crunching and grinding, and rumbling on larger data transfers than on smaller ones. I can actually see the progress window dwell on one .nef file for like 15 seconds before it moves on to the next file.