I bought my Drobo-FS to replace an existing USB Drobo that I was using for media storage. The media copied across without any issue and I can see the Drobo-FS in the Drobo Dashboard OK however when I play any video files from the Drobo-FS on my Mac Mini I get pauses and stuttering (sometimes up to a minute) during playback.
These pauses seem to be intermittent during each file, but it happens with every file I play. If I copy a file to another iMac and play it from there it plays fine, so I know my gigabit network and switches are OK.
I only get the stuttering when playing back from the Drobo-FS.
I have tried disabling DroboApps, increasing the sleep timeout, but the problem remains.
Latest firmware & dashboard for Drobo-FS
Gigabit ethernet & switches/router
No WiFi involved at all