I have the second generation Drobo with 4 x 2TB drives of which slightly under two disks worth of space used. I recently switched my media center from PC to Mac and the NTFS filesystem is readonly. I tried Paragon’s NTFS driver for Mac but it made Drobo Dashboard think I had 0 bytes left on the drive so I quickly uninstalled - then I bought a DroboShare only to find out like others on this forum that it runs like a pig even on a brand new gigabit router, so I’m sending it back.
Can anyone explain how (or even if) I can migrate to the HFS+ file system without losing data? My thinking is that I should be able to create a new volume and assign two disks to it, leaving the current volume in tact but obviously temporarily removing it’s free space and protection disk, then copy all the data across to the new volume, then delete the old volume and move the remaining two disks into the new volume to regain the space and protection disk. Is that plausible, and if so how? If not, is there any other path to changing the file system without buying disks I don’t need just to hold the data temporarily?