I have a Drobo, DroboShare, 3 Seagate Freeagents, and a MacMini connected together.
Drobo -> DroboShare (USB 2.0)
DroboShare -> Network (Ethernet - Uverse)
Seagates (daisy chained) -> Drobo (All FireWire 800)
Drobo -> MacMini (FW 800 to 400)
MacMini -> Network (Ethernet - Uverse)
I’ve noticed that when I copy files from one of the Seagates to the Drobo I’m getting a speed around 1 gig per minute. That seems slow. There are so many possible connections I’m wondering how the data is being transfered? The Seagate and Drobo I’m currently working with are connected via FW800.
Also, the way I have things connected, isn’t the Drobo both a NAS and a DAS? I’m hoping that is the case because I’m wanting to stream BluRay from Drobo to my MacMini (running Plex). The slowest wire is the FW 400 from the Drobo to the MacMini.