Drobo

5N2 to 5C disk migration

I have a dead 5N2 and I can’t find a replacement unit anywhere. I have, though, found an ‘as new’ used 5C. It doesn’t seem to be an official migration route (which all seem to be DAS->DAS or NAS->NAS) but is there any reason why it wouldn’t work?

The 5N2, being a network device has the drives formatted differently than the direct-attached 5C. They are not able to be directly swapped. According the the Migration Chart, the 5N2 drives can ONLY be inserted into another 5N2 without loss of data.

Perhaps this could be a solution…