Is there any advantage in using the AFP protocol to access shares on the Drobo? Whenever the Mac accesses a share using AFP, the SMB shares slow down to a crawl, and I can’t e.g. stream video to my PC.
I now switched the music streaming application (Logitech Media Server) on the Mac server to use the Music share via SMB, and no longer via AFP, and the problems are gone.
So why is AFP used by default in the first place?
P.S. I know that TimeMachine needs AFP, that’s why I don’t use the Drobo at the moment to backup the Mac server.