I have a Drobo, FW to a MacMini for media and TM Backups for three other Macs. In effect making the Drobo a NAS by using the MacMini (which also runs iTunes, keeps things up to date etc.)
I also have a music library on the Drobo, which is accessed by my Sonos system. I am having problems that when a Mac runs a TM backup, and I have music streaming - the music jitters then just stops. Whilst I get around 30MBytes/Sec from the Drobo on FW I was wondering if the Pro via iSCSI would be better? It isn’t related to the Mini, as another single FW drive doesn’t have this problem (just lacks the size and resilience).
So, onto the questions:
Would a DroboPro, fronted by a MacMini be able to handle a couple of Macs with different, concurrent, access? Ideally via iSCSI or FW.
Could a DroboPro be mounted on it’s side, so it was 8 drive bays vertical? I have very limited space, a Drobo v2 is just the right size and OK noise wise. If the DroboPro would work, I need to fit it into the same space.
Anyway, glad for any feedback.