Thanks for the tips Sky, but nothing worked and my frustration got the better of me and I have bought a Synology DS1511+ maxed out at 15TB. I don’t have the time or inclination to start playing with it, I just need a reliable no hassle, does what it says 9reliably) on the tin NAS and in my experience DroboFS isn’t it.
This wasn’t the main reason for me changing but to be honest was the straw that broke the camels back. I had no end of problems when Lion came out and it put the Drobo down to a crawl in terms of speed and despite having two tickets in nothing was resolved. The overall paltry speed of the Drobo started to frustrate me once it did get back working and now problems with the Dashboard finally gave me the impetus to change.
I am not a techie and given the money involved I should not have to start tinkering (this goes back to trying to speed the thing up during early Lion days) in code to get it to work.
Sky, I am not angry or cheesed off just I think Drobo marketing is great, product looks nice, but is very slow in speed compared to the competitors, the overall support is pretty lousy (except for yours which is a first for me on here) and it is not really plug and play, plug and tinker I would say.
Anyway sorry you lost a customer and sorry to say I wouldn’t recommend a Drobo to anyone else, but everyone has their own experiences.