I have a 412 day old Drobo B810N that is visible in the Drobo Dashboard as well as Windows Explorer but when I try to write data to the B810N, Windows times out. I can read from it but it will either take very long or time out. The HDD activity LED on the B810N is flickering and I can hear the HDDs but it times out. I connected my Alienware laptop directly to the B810N with the same result.
Inconveniently (for me) the Drobo is failing completely outside of warranty.
It was acting up (being slow, dropping transfers and not showing in Explorer) since October but given it took me 4 months to get Drobo to warranty the caddy they supplied I didn’t have the energy for another round with them. This failure might even be related since the issue with the caddy was that it wouldn’t eject (had to be pulled with tweezers) and when it was inserted, the SSD wasn’t recognized.
Anyone have any thoughts? before I junk a $1,500 machine and NEVER buy another Drobo again? This was my second purchase…I liked that they were a US company but so far, their CS is below my expectations for the product price point.