Shortly after the release of OSX Lion this summer you released a updated firmware to make Drobo work with the new(ish) version of AFP required by for instance TimeMachine. This killed performance on the drobo and even if i have been somewhat lucky compared to others on this forum i am now running out of patience. I can only run one time machine session at the time or they will go on forever meaning i almost have to schedule my unscheduled and constantly running backups… and only one client can stream data (a movie) or i will experience stutter. (yes my clients are connected via cable, not wireless and this used to work before and i do have sufficient disk space left).
I have read on this forum that a new firmware is under development and should be releaseed soon for a couple of months now but noting is happening. Have you closed down development? Is it time for me to consult ebay and source another NAS unit that is actually alive and kicking?
Please Drobo, tell me everything is under controll and a updated will be out asap. I do think you have a fantastic little machine with great features when all is working.
just my two $