Here’s the status of my Drobo-FS:
Bay #1: flashing red
Bay #2: flashing green/orange
Bay #3: flashing green/orange
Bay #4: empty
Bay #5: empty
I had two failed drives (each 3TB and only about 14 months old) a few weeks ago, which is why 4 & 5 are empty.
#1 is an odd 800GB drive that somebody gave me a few weeks ago because they didn’t know if it was good or not. I slid it in and it was detected, green, so I thought it was ok. Now it’s flashing red.
Questions: can I safely remove the failed drive in bay #1 without affecting the (hopefully still good) drives in bays 2 & 3? And can I slide in new drives (I plant to purchase locally today) into the empty bays while bays 2 & 3 are flashing green/orange?
For some reason, the appliance responds to ping but drobo dashboard can’t see it any more. So I am not sure how much longer the rebuilding of drives 2 & 3 will take. I know it sometimes takes days.