I’m assuming the dashboard works just fine over eSata for the windows/mac world(I’ve only tested it on usb). However the community supported linux version doesn’t work over eSata. This is because the location for the status/config/etc information has changed. With USB it’s on a vendor specific mode page(and corresponding sub pages), with eSata it does not appear to be on the same mode pages as USB.
Without this information it’s quite hard to manage a Drobo S in linux. In effect we have to choose between managing the Drobo S(using USB) or it performing well(using eSata).
Considering this information shouldn’t be proprietary and you already released it for the USB interface, can we get the location and format of the config/status/etc data that eSata uses like what you gave for USB here?
Then adapting the linux dashboard like tool will be straight forward to manage our Drobo S’s over eSata.