Best practice for new drives?

Hi everyone,

For the last few years now whenever I buy a new hard drive I run the manufacturer’s drive diagnostic software to check for errors. By far a large majority of the drives have been fine, but running the software has occasionally detected problems with the new drives, which (of course) I’ve exchanged for error-free drives.

With Drobo devices, is it still a good idea to run the manufacturer’s diagnostics? I have both a second-generation Drobo and a new Drobo S.

Thank you.



Drobo would pick up the errors - but by then it may have already written data to it.

so do it before you insert the drive.

Thanks Docchris. I wasn’t sure if anything in the Drobo initialization process made this redundant.

I’ll continue running the diagnostics.