Drobo

BACKWARDS compatable?

the 5C not working… I wonder… can I put 4 of the 5 drives from my 5C in my old Drobo to see if I can access the data?

OLD DROBO:
Model: DR04DD Product Name: Drobo (Gen 2)
4 BAY

BAD DROBO:
Model: DDR4A
Product Name: Drobo 5C
5 BAY

Unfortunately not.
You could move the other direction, a 5C can update/convert a pack from a Gen 2, but you can’t go backwards.