I have two 2nd Gen Drobos daisy chained via firewire 800 to a mac mini.
Recently I’ve noticed that the one NOT connected directly to the mac is disconnecting at will and, it would seem, randomly.
When this happens, any program accessing the drobo, such as iTunes, will hang and need to be force-quitted. Also, the Mac will not shutdown or restart without the power button being physically pressed for a hard shutdown.
I’ve also only recently had the need to leave the mini powered on for a few days without powering down, which could be why I noticed it happening now and not earlier.
Both drobos, mac and drobo dashboard are using the latest firmware and software.
Both drobos have 4 x 1.5TB Western Digital EADS drives.
Is this a known problem? Are there any solutions?