Drobo

3tb drive with drobo share

Hi all,

So fairly recently I bought a gen1 Drobo from eBay. Unfortunately I didn’t realise that they don’t support >2tb drives, which isn’t an issue at the moment however I’m starting to run out of space with my current set up.

I was wondering if purchasing a Droboshare and installing firmware 1.4.1 for it would then allow me to use 3tb drives, or would I still need a gen2 Drobo?

Thanks in advance for the help.

all droboshare does is share your drobo’s volume on your network - it doenst affect the operation of drobo

to support 3tb drives you will need a gen2 drobo

OK, thanks for the reply.

Out of interest, if I was to purchase a 3tb drive now, install it into my drobo, then at a later date, could I then put all 4 drives into a gen2 drobo (or indeed a drobo fs)?

do NOT install 3 TB drive into your drobo - it will not end well[hr]
do NOT install 3 TB drive into your drobo - it will not end well

Thanks for the waring. Sounds like you saved me some potential problems there.

:smiley:

no probs[hr]
:smiley:

no probs

btw a lot of posts seem to be posted in double (double) :slight_smile:

yes, most of mine do :stuck_out_tongue: