Greetings all and thank you for taking the time to read this.
I started noticing issues with my Drobo 5D a short time after upgrading to macOS 11 Big Sur. Updating the dashboard and firmware resolved some of the issues with initial detection but what seemed to start happening was that eventually, about once a day in testing, I’d access the Drobo via the Finder and I’d get the spinning beach ball infinitely. When I disconnected the Drobo, macOS was able to resume fine as if nothing was wrong. It also seems when this happens I have to hard power down the Drobo and power it back on.
Eventually I decided to wipe the system completely and downgrade to macOS Catalina. The same issue continued.
I factory reset the Drobo.The same issue continued.
At this point I think I’ve narrowed down it being something wrong with the Drobo but I’m not sure what. I uninstalled the Dashboard and reinstalled, as to reinstate the kernel extension, and that seemed to work for a couple days but ultimately I’m having the same issue again.
Model: Drobo 5D
Connection: Thunderbolt 1
Applications being run: Plex, SabNZB, Sonarr
I am going to try connecting via USB 3 for the next few days and see if there’s any improvement.
Sorry for the long windedness of this post!