Hi, I hope someone can assist me with this. Here’s the story. My 5D went south. wouldn’t turn on. no lights, nothing. I removed the drives in order and stacked them out of the way. I took the Drobo apart and discovered two places on the motherboard with melted chips and torch marks. Great. I have 50TB of data on the 5 drives.
I borrow my friend’s Drobo 5D in order to move my disk pack over and copy the data to a new device. I insert the five drives in the same order as the old fried 5D. I hook up the thunderbolt 2 cable and the power. I turn it on and this is what happens: It stacks the blue LEDs to the right. and the green light to the right side of each drive tray lights up. Then nothing happens. Then all the lights go out except for the power light. Then a single blue LED right next to the power light comes on. Then after a period of time the blue light goes out and the power light turns from green to orange/yellow.
I know I keep the firmware on my Drobo up to date and I think my friend does too, but can’t be sure of his Drobo.
Any suggestions on what I can try to get my friend’s Drobo with my disk pack in it to boot up? Thank you very much!