Hi, I’ve had my Drobo 4-Bay 2nd Gen for what must be about 5 years now. It’s worked fine, I’ve replaced drives only when wanting to increase capacity - no issues. I’ve moved house 4 times and even emigrated from the UK to Australia with it and not a problem.
However, last night, I went to put Drobo in standby via Drobo Dashboard - and the moment I clicked the StandBy option I heard a loud POP sound and now my Drobo is utterly powerless.
Obviously, I am well out of warranty, I had no DroboCare and the product is end-of-life anyways.
Now, I believe that the power supply has gone - because there is no longer a light on the power brick when plugged in. From what I have read, that means it’s definitely not working!
But I cannot tell if it’s JUST the power supply - or if the main unit has gone down with it. Does anyone know if that is likely to occur?
I am faced with a choice of getting a new power adaptor, a second hand 2nd Gen for a direct replacement or a new 3rd Gen.
Obviously, with power adaptors starting at $50 up to $150 for official ones - I’d rather avoid that if I then find the whole unit is also toast.
Of course, if the drives (or even just the data on them ) are also gone (which I am hoping is unlikely!) then I can just forget Drobo and start from a blank slate.
Does anyone have any insights they might share to help my decision making here?
I have read that the power supplies can go - so am really hoping it’s just that - but can’t think how to easily establish it.