My Drobo S is acting funny. Support doesn’t seem to want to help. I don’t know why I’m even considering another product, but anyways…
Currently I have a Mac Pro on 24/7 sharing the Drobo over the network and online via VPN. It’s connected via eSATA, so on average I get 90MB/s read/write (intranet).
Now if I move to a Drobo FS, I imagine I don’t need run a Mac Pro as a server anymore. I can move those server duties to a Mac mini (one that I’ve already tested) which consumes a fraction of the power. Does all the stuff I need (including hosting the VPN); obviously the issue is it doesn’t have eSATA and I’m not moving back to FW800 and definitely not USB 2.0 (because that’s why I upgraded from the first gen, to the 2nd, and then the S!).
How is the Drobo FS in terms of read and writing stuff? What about power consumption?