Just unboxed my new 5D. I inserted 5 drives, 3TB, 3TB, 3TB, 2TB and a 1TB. Connected as instructed, launched Dashboard and all lights turned Red and gave me that Too Many Hard Drives removed warning, which of course made no sense as far as I can tell. Anyway, I reset the Drobo and all lights turned Green. I then set about formatting but that’s where it is at. It will not format. It fails, asks to restart the Dashboard, I do, try it again, and it fails to format. I’ve restarted my PC, reinstalled the Dashboard, latest 2.8.3 of course and it did go through the new firmware as well, 3.5.0 when I first fired it up. Anyway, all the drives are Green, it says it has 8TB, but under File System it says unknown and not NTFS as it should had it successfully formatted. Any ideas, help would be appreciated. I have a 5D and a 5S running successfully in other parts of our house so I sorta know what I am doing, I guess.[hr]
I tried formatting again just now and I got this message:
There are applications on your computer that are using files on this Drobo.
Please close all open files and applications then try again. If the problem
persists, you will need to restart your computer to complete the requested
Not sure what would be using this unformatted, new Drobo 5D, but anyway, I restarted my computer, tried
the format process again, and the message above came up again. Scratches head, ponders.