100% drive activity on Drobo volume


I have a weird problem. Exactly every 15 minutes, my Drobo volume goes to 100% activity on task manager for about 1 minute. It freezes up whatever program I am using at that time.

In Task Manager, drive activity is 100%, but “Read Speed” and “Write Speed” are both 0.

I can’t figure out if it’s a Drobo issue, a Windows 10 issue, or something else. Can anyone think of a reason that might explain this behavior?

I have a Gen. 3 Drobo using USB and have updated its firmware and the Drobo dashboard software.

Windows is up to date.


Perhaps you have a program running in the background which is periodically scanning or checking drive status?

Thank you for replying.

I figured out what was causing the problem. It was some Dell software that checks for driver upgrades that I had installed. Uninstalling it resolved the problem.