I’ve followed the knowledgebase article that says the best way to shut down a Drobo connected to a Mac is to use the Shutdown command in Dashboard.
However, when I do this OS X always tells me the device was removed without being ejected. I’ve asked support about this before and was told it was a problem with OS X (!?).
I always feel very uncomfortable having OS X tell me a device was being removed without being ejected - surely there must be a risk of data corruption.
I’ve just gone against the recommendation, and done the following
- Ejected the Drobo volumes in OS X
- Then (with the drive still showing in Dashboard) chose the Shutdown command in Drobo Dashboard.
This worked perfectly - no complaints from OS X.
Can support really maintain that this is NOT how I should shutdown my Drobo S?