"Drobo 2nd generation IS better and faster; review must be mistaken"5.0 starson by Jurasic005
Pros: Fast, redundant, safe and simple, perfect for photos
Cons: Ethernet needs to be integrated into Drobo unit
Summary: I have to agree with the other posts here. After waiting to receive my Drobo 2nd generation for a couple of weeks, I just tried transferring my photo gallery to the new Drobo using FW800 and it was very fast, much faster than the older USB only version. I now have two Drobos because my storage needs are huge and cannot fit on just one Drobo with the capacity limitations of current hard disks. Drobo is in my opinion the best storage product for my photography needs on the market - hands down. The review slams the new Drobo for being slow, but given my experience I have no idea how he came to this conclusion, except to say that the "official response" from Data Robotics must be accurate. How unfortunate that such a cool, innovative and easy to use product gets an unfair review from a professional reviewer. I love my Drobos and if it were not for them I would not have peace of mind for my priceless images. Bravo Drobo!