"It's very fast - Review doesn't seem right"4.5 starson by daveschaffer
Pros: Fast and Simple to Use
Cons: It's the best desktop array I've tried
Summary: I've no idea what this reviewer was doing. Just in simple drag and drop tests I'm getting around 50MB/s (400Mb/s) on FW800 which is about the best I'm seeing for a desktop array (obviously a little less than a single disk drive but that's normal for any RAID array from any vendor although it's not clear to the reviewer). It's also tricky to know what he means by finicky. I just plugged it in and it's worked fine ever since. On windows you need to ensure you have the right drivers to get good FW800 performance. My guess is that the reviewer had something set up wrong? Also true that every RAID array has a proprietary format and this isn't something unique to Drobo although apparently also unknown to the reviewer.