I recently purchased a Drobo S and installed 5 x 2tb drives. Prior to purchase I had done my research and compared the pros and cons, one con which kept coming up was poor performance/speed for the Drobo. I discounted that as I liked the flexibility of the Drobo. Now that I’ve had the unit for several weeks I find the performance to be pathetically slow connected to my Firewire800 on my Imac. My question is would I find a speed improvement if I connected to a eSata port? I’ve seen a thunderbolt to eSata adapter that supposedly provided up to 2.5Gbps performance. Would this configuration provide a noticeable improvement over the firewire800 connection? In theory this setup should be quicker but only if the Drobo is able to dish out or receive the data faster than it can with the firewire.
Appreciate any inputs.