I just got a Drobo. I plan to connect it to my Mac via Firewire 800 while I fill it up with videos. Later, assuming it’s fast enough to serve video (such as burned VIDEO_TS DVDs) to my Macs connected to my Gigabit network, I’d like to get a Droboshare. Questions:
If I first use it via Firewire 800, can I later switch to using Droboshare and keep all the data I placed in the Drobo while it was connected via Firewire (i.e. no reformatting needed)? And can I switch from Droboshare back to Firewire 800 easily without affecting my Data?
Is the Droboshare fast enough over Gigabit network to serve videos?
Edit: I plan on using 4 WD 2TB drives.