Constantly Spinning Up


I have a Drobo connected to a Mid-2010 iMac Core i7 which spins up every 20 minutes without fail. It’s annoying the hell out of me.

Any ideas on how to check whats accessing the drive so I can prevent it?



Are you sure it’s the drives and not the fan?

Also keep in mind, the drobo will do internal housekeeping which will spin the disks. If you are still concerned, please open a support case and submit a diagnostic file.

Yeah, deffo the drives, not the fan.

Drobo shouldn’t be doing housekeeping every 20 minutes for around 3 seconds.

Will send off diagnostic logs later.