Today at lunch I put a 1TB WD Black Caviar in my drobo. I used this drive once to back up too while is was setting up my drobo so I would have 2 copies of my data (this was a week ago). I now have that data on a 1.5 I’m storing off site. Anyway, after inserting that HDD at lunch it crashed 5 hours after. I find this highly unlikely. I know HDD’s fail all the time and I’ve had my fair share. But this is a good drive and it has been used for only a small amount of time. I also don’t understand why my dashboard is telling me it can’t protect me against another harddrive failure. I have dual disk redundancy on (pic below).
My questions are:
If I run a harddrive check and reformat the 1tb on my pc to find nothing is wrong will it still be flagged by the drobo as a bad drive? If I do this should I still try to use it? This worries me because when I was removing one drive to replace it with another 3 days ago it said the same thing while it was rebuilding. I also had dual disk redundancy checked when this happened.
Why does my drobo say it can’t protect me on another harddrive failure if I have dual disk redundancy checked?