I Have a Drobo + DroboShare. Now, on my job we need a good network storage solution. I really want to recommend the drobo to my boss (really small company, I’m the only employee), but how could I? Every time I try to open something from the drobo, or save something to it, it’s a LOT waiting time just to open the appropriate folder to open from/save in.
For example, I just downloaded a subtitle to a folder on the drobo. I had to wait 30-40 seconds between each folder change just to be able to save the sub there. Then, when I try to open the sub from that location, I go through the same extremely frustrating waiting for each folder change. It’s the same whatever I do.
How could I recommend this to my boss? He will think I’m insane. Now, what I want to hear/know is that this is an issue ONLY with the DroboShare, and not with the Drobo FS for example. As I feel right now, there is no way on earth I could recommend this without making myself appear as an idiot.
I actually just busted my keyboard out of frustration for the waiting. WHY is it so god damn slow? I got at least 25-30% free space on my 8 TB volume. Going to a folder level 3 levels below root takes about 2 minutes (I.e. I start to open the drobo share, that takes maybe 45 seconds. I click a folder, another wait for at least 40 seconds. Then I click the folder I want to save the subs in. Another wait for almost a minute. Samt thing when trying to open stuff from it. My patience is running out, I’ll toss this piece of crap out the window soon.
Edit: There will be no more problems with my drobo. I just threw the piece of crap out the window from the third story. I have to get something that actually works good. F****ng hell I’m so mad!