Just been off the phone with Drobo tech support as my ticket went un answered for 3 days. My drobo rejected two new drives recently. Support says that one had some bad sectors which it does appear to have but the other drive is being rejected because of its too slow to spin up. All the drives are the exact same model (1 dead, 1 new (slow spin up), 1 in the drobo and running fine).
This just sounds suspious to me. There should be some sort of back of procedure for slow spin up times on drives and i cannot imagine it being that bad. It mounts fine in my caddy. Anyone think my drobo is going bad ? The support guy was almost useless.