Yeah I can never remember which way to have the caps but you got the jist so that’s ok.
I tend to agree, I think it’s the drooshare too, the other possibilities were just for completeness. I’ve seen samba configs that are really bad that have caused problems but by the looks of theirs it’s so standard that I doubt that there could be an issue there.
I’m not sure what the throughput figures are for a drobo connected directly with USB without the droboshare but I’m sure that they are not pushing the USB envelope so maybe it’s an amalgamation of the USB bus and the CPU not being able to drive the Gbit card.
I raised this with drobo about 6 months ago and all I got was
Subject: Re: Case 23366 - DroboShare Problem
“As I mentioned before, 6.5MB/s is about right for a DroboShare. This is partially due to the fact the Drobo connects to the DroboShare by USB. The only way that I know to increase performance would be to use the DroboApp Jumbo Frames.”
When I asked for escalation I got
“Yes I do have access to those who know the unit at that level, but unfortunately we are not allowed to disclose how things work. Like I said 6.5MB/s is about right for a Drobo on a DroboShare.”