Searched before posting and found many helpful threads on performance and streaming video issues, and would also appreciate your insight.
Just purchased the DROBO FS. Have 3 x 2TB drives installed with under 1TB in data stored. Not using dual-drive redundancy. iMac core i7 2.8 Ghz with 6GB of RAM.
I’m using the FS to archive my photography, including the videos taken from my iPhone 4.
I am not able to play any of my iPhone 4 videos stored on the FS using the QuickTime player that Lightroom opens for viewing video on the iMac. The first few seconds of the video will play properly, but then will skip, pause, etc. This is occurring even on 40 second videos.
Based on my forum research my next steps are as follows:
Set up Jumbo Frames for Gigabit Routing.
I have not yet adjusted the MTU/jumbo frames for Gigabit routing, but I’m not sure if I have a fully-compliant Gigabit network, so it might be moot.
Wait. Some posts state that new Drobos may “settle down” and start to perform better after “digesting” the data transferred. Not sure how long this process should take.
Contact Drobo support.
Any additional suggestions or insight are welcome. I’m frankly disappointed at the poor performance out of the box. I read enough not to expect a speed demon, but feel that I should be able to at least view videos stored on the unit. Plus I’m one of those people who paid the “DROBO premium” expecting the unit to “just work”.