I have an original Drobo and I guess one of the second generation which has 2 FireWire ports along with the USB port. Both drobos have the latest drivers and all that. I’m running Windows 7 64 bit, and the second gen Drobo I’m trying to hook up has 4x2TB drives in it. If more details are necessary I can provide them as requested. In my BIOS the onboard 1394 is “enabled” whatever that means.
Anyway, there were no problems with USB, but when I hook the Drobo up with FireWire it blue screens. The Drobo’s lights never change from the orange standby lights to the green startup lights. The error that’s given to me in the blue screen says something about Plug and Play detected an error in a faulty driver, and gives me the error code 0x0000000CA.
If I reboot with it already hooked up it gets to the Windows loading screen and then blue screens the same way. I disconnected it and when I tried installing the Unibrain drivers (recommended by Drobo) it blue screened again.
I did some digging around and found this: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprohardware/thread/65cb7a25-2a84-4875-aa27-b084537e8da1/
So I was able to successfully switch over to the legacy driver as described there but when I hooked it up and on reboot it still blue screened.