Well, I didn’t know that there is 16TB limit on FS.
Without knowing that, I recently replaced my HDDs from 5 of 3TB WD Red to 5 of 8TB Seagate Archive HDDs.
I know FS does support up to 4TB HDDs and Seagate Archive is not recommended.
All this happened without knowing those facts.
I currently replaced 4th HDDs out of 5, recovering, and only one 3TB is left.
Luckily(?), my FS recognizes all the 4 of 8TB HDDs.
hi sebastian, if things are going ok at the moment, and you just have 1 more drive to swap out, then it might just be that the drobo has been only ultilising the capacity up to its limit, and that after you finish swapping out the final non-supported 8tb archive drive, your data would still be there.
i would have expected any rebuilds that included archive drives, to take longer than the usual rebuild process, so am also wondering if you can remember any more details about how long the rebuilds have been taking, if you get a chance to make some notes?