Nothing substantial as far as the methodology goes but worth noting … I did a SuperDuper clone of my boot drive to both the DroboPro (attached via iSCSI on a dedicated NIC) and to a FW800 drive (OWC striped pair of 500G drives) attached locally via FW800. The boot drive has just over 125 gigs of space used on it.
DroboPro: approx 8.5 hours, with SD saying effective copy speed of about 3.5MB/sec
FW800 drive: approx 2.5 hours with SD saying effective copy speed of about 12MB/sec
These figures (especially the effective copy speed) don’t mean that much, but the amount of time taken does as it’s a fairly “real world” type of test. Also worth noting that while the SD clone was copying on to the DroboPro I constantly had dropouts with it. Even an mp3 file playing in iTunes (with the library on the drobopro) would stop for 3-10 seconds about every minute or so.
I do hope that these issues can get sorted out sooner than later.