Let me begin with my setup.
my drobo is plugged directly into my router(Airport Extreme). My main computer is plugged into router as well. I have a Networed Media Tank(popcorn hour) attatched to this network as well.
I was able to get all my media onto the drobo with ease and it shows like it should in finder. Running OSX lion btw. I would like to have all my itunes media stored on the drobo along with all my blurays and any other videos that I have. I want to do this so that it can be accessed by my popcorn hour and my appletv. Once I had moved my music library over and changed itunes settings to see the drobo as the source I have noticed that a few things seem lagging. when I scroll through the albums, itunes tends to freeze up on me. Bigger bluray movies will skip a small ammount during playback via VLC on my mac and I can not even find a way to get the popcorn hour to notice the drobo.
I am not to savy when it comes to the nomenclature’s of networking and what have you so please be mindful. I just want to make sure I am setting everything up correctly and am doing everything I can to make this an amazing media server.
also, I have a 1.5 tb drive and a 750gb drive in the drobo right now. Is there a way to tell drobo not to be “so redundant?” I was excited to think that I was gonna get away with 2tb to fill but as we sit right now, I am stuck at about 650Tb which is less then what I originally started with. I actually had to pick and choose between which movies I was going to keep and I had a hard time doing that. I really would like to avoid going out right now and buying another drive and if thats the case, is it safe to say that the drobo is actually only capable of storing half of what it is fed ie, 10tb=5tb, 5tb=2.5??
any help would be greatly appreciated.