"Mine is much faster than the reviewer's"5.0 starson by mike0522
Pros: Simple, reliable
Cons: none except need to deal with XP firewire drivers
Summary: The reviewer must have had a defective unit at Data Robotics claimed. I got my Drobo v2 about a week ago and couldn't be happier. I am getting quite quick performance with it (>35MB/s in Firewire 400; I just ordered a Firewire 800 card). One important note: Windows has terrible firewire support hat can sometimes limit throughput to <100Mb/s so people should consider replacing the drivers with better ones (like Unibrain's) if their cards support them.