Hi all, I've had a Drobo 2nd Generation (4-bay) for about a year now. I got it because of the expandability as well as the pseudo-raid implementation. Also because it doesn't require the same firmware version and drive model among the drives. I've consistently gotten about 10mbps write and 15-20 mbps read from the drives, but the seek time (no specific number known) must be horrid because I have trouble viewing a MKV 720p movie that is stored on the drive. I'm using the FW800 connection to my Core i5 MBP from last summer. I tried a friend's Windows PC via USB2.0 and it got about the same results as the FW800 on my Mac. Drobo support (after waiting a minimum of 45 minutes on hold on each occurrence) has me run the same 6-hour diagnostic series on the device that always yields the same results. They say that these speeds are "within normal operations thresholds." Could anyone tell me if these speeds are normal for a Drobo or if they are normal for comparable hard drives? If they're terrible as I suspect, can someone recommend a comparable external hub? I hope to be able to use the same drives (3x1TB WD Green and 1x1TB WD Caviar Black) in the new one, but I can replace the Caviar to be firmware-compatible for a RAID5 implementation. Thanks!