Been a while since I’ve posted, but just got a new Drobo FS installed on my home network & was looking for some feedback on it.
I’ve got the FS plugged into a hardwired gigabit network, and with the latest 1.1 firmware it seems to be able to serve a few users at a time ok (e.g. managing to stream a couple of SD movies and music to 3 different clients without stuttering).
However what I do find a bit frustrating is that when I initially open a share, and then start to ‘drill down’ through the folders & files, the first time I do it, there’s a long delay (2-3 minutes) where the FS appears to index the files (is that the right term). So I have a blank finder window, with the spinning thing whilst this is going on. Once the files are displayed, I can flick through them quickly. If I don’t open the share again for an hour or so, it’s back to the long wait.
Is this standard behaviour, or is there something I can do to improve response time ?
For info it’s all Macs on my network (so AFP). All network users connecting at gigabit speeds (according to the switch !).