I just purchased my 1st Drobo this week and had a few newbie questions.
Here is the setup:
iMac i7, 8GB, 2TB, 10.6.4
Drobo, 1.3.6/1.6.8, 2x WD Caviar Black 2TB SATAII and 1X WD 1TB GP SATAII
The Drobo is connected to the iMac via FW800 and is the only FW device.
16TB volume, with 2 partitions (1.25TB for Time Machine and rest for iTunes)
Easy setup, quiet and a great value (in light of other options).
However, this thing is SLOW!!! Transferring my 718GB iTunes library took almost two days! The initial Time Machine backup has been running for 27 hours now and is about 3/4 done.
Should I really expect ~20MB/sec read and write?
Thanks for any insight/tips.