My Drobo used to come out of standy mode almost immediately after I would wake my 2009 Mac Mini (connected via FW800).
After applying the Drobo Dashboard 1.5.1 (1.5.19930) update, the Drobo now stays in standby mode until I actually request data from the Drobo.
This is really annoying as I use the Drobo as part of my Home Theatre solution for my digital media storage and access it using Plex on OS X.
For example - if I request a movie to watch, the Drobo now has to come out of standy mode before the movie data can be accessed. This takes 30 seconds or more which is really annoying when waiting for the movie to start.
Prior to the latest Dashboard update, the Drobo would have already come out of standby mode (when the Mac Mini woke up) and the data would be available by the time I had picked a movie to watch. Playback would then be immediate.
I have also applied the Drobo Firmware: 1.3.3 (1.250.19855) update, but my problem still remains.
Has anyone else come across this issue and found a solution.