My 2nd gen Drobo has stopped working. (At least I think it’s 2nd gen. It has 4 HDD ports, 1 USB port, and 2 Firewire 800 ports.) It isn’t recognized as attached by Drobo Dashboard on my mac, and of course the volume is not mounting. When it is plugged in, all the lights flash. The drive lights are flashing red, and the red power light at the bottom, as well as all the blue capacity lights are flashing simultaneously. It’s not a regular on/off pulsing flash. It’s more of an irregular flicker, like a lightbulb not screwed in all the way. But again, it’s all the LEDs simultaneously (4 red drive lights, the red power LED, and all the blue capacity lights).
Is this a recognized mode? My guess is that it’s not, that it’s having some critical failure mode. Is that so? Is there any hope of retaining my data on the disks?