I have my drobo connected to a time capsule. Occasionally something happens on the mac that the time machine backup hangs up and as such no hourly write occurs and the drobo goes to sleep.
However this ‘breaks’ the time capsule and the only way to fix it is to power off the time capsule and back on. It’ll work fine until time machine breaks (again) and then the drobo goes to sleep and the dance starts over.
I hooked the drobo up tot he mac to see if I could find an option but saw nothing obvious. Anything I can do?
Check if your USB ports are modified with power preserving options. Windows will shut down USB ports when there is xx hours / minutes etc no activity. So drobo goos into “sleep” windows detects nothing happening on the port and shuts down the port… drobo goes in stand by. It should wake up naturally when the ports are reactivated by windows.
To prevent go to power options and disable this feature. Perhaps it helps.