One problem seems to lead into another one with this thing recently. It all started when my iMac thought my Drobo was full at 2 tb as that is what it was initially formatted at three years ago. I have 4 tb of space and as the drobo was hung off my airport extreme I was told I would need to reformat the drobo to change the macs perception of its size.
So far this is what I have done:
erased the drobo completely. Paper clip in the reset button.
downloaded the latest version of drobo dashboard.
initialized and repaired the volume of the drobo using the disk utility.
STILL, the drobo dashboard can’t see the drobo (despite drobo being present on the iMac desktop. Keeps saying “looking for connected devices”
The drobo is STILL formatted for 2 tb and although it is empty when I try and erase or repair with disk utility it either crashes disk utility or takes several hours.
Right now I am trying to copy a 248 kb jpg over to drobo and it has taken 5 minutes so far.
This is ridiculous.