Hi, I have a 2nd Gen 4 bay Drobo. I have 4, 3tb drives in it now. But I only have about 1.11 tb of space left. The unit is suggesting I increase my space. I was reading in the FAQ that the 2nd gen is limited to 4 TB drives, is that still the case or has there been any firmware updates to increase the capacity?
The Gen2 Drobo has not been officially tested with drive sizes above 4TB, and firmware is frozen at version 1.4.2 for this model, but using larger drives may still be possible. I have placed a 6TB drive in mine momentarily and it recognized it just fine, but I did not leave it in place to verify performance.
Just this morning I replaced a 750GB drive in my Gen2 Drobo with a 6TB drive. It reporting the drive size and the proper available capacity with no issues…so far. It will take a couple more days before the rebuild is completed.
Has anyone run into a problem not being able to slide out a HD? I have been using a WD RED 5 TB for about 6 month to a year, and today I tried to slide it out and it won’t slide out: stuck in Bay 1 in Drobo Gen 2 Firewire. The HD would slide out 1/4 of a inch then get stuck. My set up: WD RED 5TB / WD RED 4TB / WD Green 2TB / WD RED 2TB.
Are these Drobos running with multiple 8TB and 6 TB drives seen as one volume? I know that when I set up my Drobo, 16 TB is the max for each volume. Is the 16 TB the total number of physical hard drive space? Or is the total number of storage after drobo allocate safe storage between the four hard drives (capacity seen in the dashboard)?
I have a heck of a time trying to remove my 6TB HDs from my Gen 2 Drobo. They only slide almost half-way out then hang up. It takes a lot of back and forth, lift, twist,back and forth… Once it’s half-way out, pressing the grey release tab doesn’t seem to make any difference.