One of the purposes of a data box like Drobo was the ability to have access to my archive no matter which computer I was using. Getting a MacBook Pro was an afterthought in this process, but it was key to know that there would be no barrier to accessing my data.
When I plug the Drobo into the Mac, I get a "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer" error. Oh well. So much for that idea.
I may be on the verge of abandoning the Drobo, despite the over the top customer service they have been trying to provide me. I think they're building a replica of my computer, with my motherboard and video card and USB controllers. I'm the first instance out of 500 units that has had these problems, but they don't want that to be a fixed ratio.
Then I got a call from PC Connection, who sold me the Drobo. They wanted to know how it was going. That they checked in, and want to support me in solving the problem, says some amazing things about their operation, which makes me want to buy more stuff from them when I need to.
Someday I'll get back to being an artist, and talking about that. I told Robin at dinner last night, you know, what I have to say about my life these days is really boring.