I am experiencing VERY slow speeds with my Drobo and DroboShare (connected to my Linksys Gigabit router). A 380 Megabyte file takes about 5 minutes and 30 seconds to copy from any of my Gigabit-enabled computers to the Drobo. When I try to copy the same file from my workstation (10/100/1000) to one of my non-gigabit servers (10/100), I am seeing this same copy operation take about 35 seconds. Copying to my Linkstation Pro Duo NAS (10/100/1000) takes about 20 seconds.
Another weird thing – I have a Netgear 8 port Gigabit switch but my Drobo and DroboShare will not be detected if I plug the DroboShare into it. The Drobo will only be detected if I plug the DroboShare into the router! I tried plugging my workstation (10/100/1000) directly into the router along with the DroboShare to see if I’d get better file copying speeds, but I got the same 5 minutes and change timeframe for the copy operation.
People are complaining about 10MB/sec, but hell, that would be GREAT for what I am using it for (mainly work backups, photos and music).
I installed Jumbo Frames and that seems to have not done anything for or against the copying speeds.
4 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black Drives
Drobo Firmware: 1.3.5
DroboShare Firmware 1.1.2
Thanks for your help,