I just bought my first Drobo! It’s a regular 2nd gen drobo and it’s awesome.
I’ve put 2 brand new 1.5tb drives in it and the dashboard-app shows me I’ve got 1.3tb free space. Cool. The problem is that the 3rd light is red and the dashboard-app tells me:
“Drobo cannot protect your data against hard drive failures until you increase total capacity. Insert a new hard drive into the empty data bay indicated by the red light.”
At the same time the Storage Capacity table shows:
Used: 11.95 GB (1%)
Free: 1.32 TB (99%)
Total: 1.33 TB
How much more does this thing need?! Could it be that it’s still doing something to make things work? I must say that the updater unexpectedly quited while updating. Should I reinstall software/firmware before filling it up with my stuff?
By the way, here’s some more info:
System: MacBook Pro 2.3 / Mac OSX 10.6.2
Drobo: Firmware 1.3.5 / Dashboard 1.6.7