hi - first time drobo owner, just received my fs. trying to consolidate data onto it from various external hd’s but it is taking FOREVER. fs is plugged directly into giga-ethernet port on imac, no router or switch. hd’s are firewire.
typical first time estimate is ususally about 1 minute per GB, e.g. 240GB starts off at ‘4 hours.’ but it typically gets a gig or two in and then starts to slow and then stop. time stretches out to 10 hours, then 20 then 70, and there doesn’t seem to be any progress. it’s not frozen, as clicking ‘cancel’ (eventually) breaks off the transfer and gives me my finder back.
have checked the internal hd’s on drobo, all brand-new caviar greens from new egg and working fine. i tried moving files from one external to another before transfering to drobo in case one was faulty but no go. ethernet seems fine on computer but not sure how to test that conclusively. os x 10.6.2
i’ve read that the drobo can be slow, and am fine with that as a tradeoff for data security, but this is unconscionably slow. thoughts?