Drobo

4k drives on firmware version 1.0.3

I know the Drobo FS is fairly new but I’m just wondering if/when it will support the new drives with 4k sectors.

I would have thought that being new it would have supported it from day one.
Perhaps Jennifer can confirm?

Data Robotics themselves are selling the Drobo FS units with 4K drives included, so it not supporting them wouldn’t make sense.

I had emailed technical support confirmed that 1.0.3 does support 4k drives. Now I need to figure out why the dashboard is saying my drives are incompatible (despite being compatible on my second generation Drobo).

If used in a previous drobo, it’s detecting the disk pack information from that drobo. You cannot migrate drives from any drobo to the FS. You will need to reset the disk pack.