I just recently aquired a 1st Gen Drobo that I have connected through USB. I installed the Drobo Dashboard, formatted the drive, and all is well and good… until I go to upgrade the firmware. It is currently running version 1.2.4 [1.243.14490] and would like to upgrade to the latest update that is 1.3.5. Everytime it fails…
So I downloaded the latest version of the firmware and followed the instructions to upgrade the firmware manually… This, just like the previous time failed.
Then I went to two other computers in the house. One that was running windows 7, like I am running, and the other was running windows xp. Again… they both failed.
After doing a little research on the issue, I found this link here.
The first few lines of these release notes stated the exact issues I was experiencing this was the exact quote “Fixed upgrade issue with a select number of First Generation Drobos”.
Any help on the matter would be much appriciated. Thanks in advance all!