I would be careful upgrading. I upgraded and my drobo and droboshare worked fine. The droboshare worked fine as well. All the droboapps that I am using no longer work.
For me, it is the droboapps that I need to work to make the droboshare more that a glorified, expensive, slow hard drive. When I upgraded my firmware, those apps no longer worked. I cannot access the Drobo-admin page on 8080. I cannot use Time Machine.
Setting this up is a time intensive task that I solved once. If they don’t make the software side of this more robust and get the software cleaned up, it will not make any difference how simple it is to hook one drobo up to one computer. That is not what people are doing, they are hooking it up to networks.
My Drobo and Droboshare is currently a glorified, expensive, unconnected hard drive (soon to be listed on ebay?- stay tuned)