Now that all of my media is loaded onto the Drobo, it's taken its place in our coat closet connected to the Airport Extreme Base Station. Now the Drobo storage is accessible over our home network to all of the computers in the house.
- These lights are a visual indication of the health of the system. If one or more turns orange or red you know you need to add more space or you've got a failing drive.
- This row of blue LEDs shows you approximately how much of your total storage is being used. Three lights means about the Drobo is about 30% full.
- The Apple Airport Extreme Base Station (AEBS) has a USB port that can be used to share storage on the LAN. I wish it was Firewire 800, instead of USB 2, but it's fast enough for streaming video. I've got a gigabit switched network in the house, so the USB is a bit of a bottleneck.