Thought I’d drop by and report some good things. My setup, Windows 7 and Firewire 800 is working very smoothly since I’ve upgraded to 1.6.8 and firmware 1.36. The computer stays on all the time, used as a server. Drobo spins hard drives down when supposed to, and wakes up drives reliably. I’m extremely happy, and it’s SMOKING FAST when reading and writing data. No problems at all.
Here are my specs:
SIIG FW800 PCI Card - 5.36 Unibrain driver
Windows 7 Pro - 32bit
Drobo version 2 w/2-750GB segates and 1-1TB Hitachi
I hope this helps any that fall in a similar boat. I will be very slow to upgrade when a new firmware or dashboard version comes out, unless it offers proper drive size reporting for the windows side.