"Great idea, SLOW machine"1.5 starson by Chipbhip
Pros: Hot swappable drives
Cons: Took HUNDREDS of hours to transfer data
Summary: Drobo is a wonderful idea, however, I just returned mine because it is USB only, and was very slow at transferring data. Drobo was taking more than two hundred sixty six hours to intake 600GB of video data from another drive. Tech support wasn't able to solve the painfully slow transfer speeds. I really wanted my Drobo to work, and was very sad to have to return it. My advice? Wait for the Firewire 800 version...