This article makes my day... since for one Drobe seems to be in action again and then certainly as important all the good news about progress and new versions.
LanMan98 ist very nice indeed - I already have it and put it through some tests:
1. Works like a treat with Windows Vista (as was to be expected), and certainly with Windows XP.
2. Is significantly faster than LanManFS in RISC OS 5. A file of some 600MB was transferred from XP to RISC OS 5 RAM Disc with LanMan98 in about 60% of the time that LanManFS needed. To fetch a directory with some 30MB and over 700 files onto the RAM Disc was about six times as fast with LanMan98 opposed to LanManFS.