I have a Drobo S 2nd Generation. I bought this in April of last year, but then ended up not using it at that time. I had planned to take 2 TB drives out of another unit, and put them in the Drobo. That did not happen for a few reasons.
Anyway, it had been sitting here just collecting dust. I decided to at least put it to some use. It had 1 3 TB drive, and that’s all. Today, I inserted 4 1 TB drives. The drive lights are flashing yellow/green, but it is not detected at all by the Drobo software. Also, I cannot update the fimware because of this same fact. It seems the tool option is not available unless a device is detected. Is it normal for the device to not be detected at this stage? I figured it would be detected, and would just have only the 3 TB file size.
On one other unrelated note… I plan on giving this Drobo to someone that uses Windows XP 32-bit. I use Windows 7 64-bit (and have been using 64-bit since XP x64 first came out). I know I would not have any trouble using the full capacity, but will it be available on a 32-bit system? Just checking.
Thank you in advance.