[quote=“pmcd, post:18, topic:3007”]If I wanted to start worrying about Linux hassles I would have bought a cheaper and faster unit from somewhere else.[/quote]Which would be based on Linux and netatalkd, and suffer just about the same problems.
[quote=“pmcd, post:18, topic:3007”]I have other NAS units. They all work with Lion and they cost nowhere near what the FS did.[/quote]Fascinating, since they all use the same base for their AFP support - others must have done a better job backporting the patches, but the base code is all the same.
[quote=“pmcd, post:18, topic:3007”]Basically, I feel that the FS does not work with Lion at all, and since my network is full of Lions that means it doesn’t work.[/quote]For you. Works here, as well as the DroboFS ever works. Which isn’t saying much.
[quote=“pmcd, post:18, topic:3007”]Even my Western Digital NAS has had a firmware upgrade to make it work with Lion. Works great.[/quote]So did the DroboFS - v1.2. Just because it’s not working for you doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. I’m sure there are users who are unlucky with their WD units as well.
I don’t think they care in the first place - they got your/our money.
Despite what it may look like above, I’m not defending DRI. I think they’ve done a spectacularly poor job here, they’ve done no follow-up, they provide no support, and quite simply they should be sued.
The only thing I am defending is the idea that these NAS products are different in some way - outside of Apple’s Time Capsule, they all run Linux, and all run netatalkd for AFP support, samba for SMB, etc. The only difference is support, and that’s where DRI is a complete and utter failure.