I’ve had my Drobo for 3 or 4 years now, and I have run it of 4 machines in that time ( mainly macs, but a win7 pc too) and its never worked properly with the FireWire 800 connection?
I run it of USB no probs, and generally on FireWire the Drobo just won’t fire up, just sits in standby. In the past it may have booted via FireWire, but very randomly I’m sure, that’s why I run it via USB.
It is of course not the FireWire port, chances of 4 diff ports on 4 diff machines being dud is not happening.
It’s worth pointing out that I’ve not used the Drobo dash for many years now… Could that be it?
Or do I need to do something else? USB the Drobo boots pretty much as soon as I hit the power button on my iMac.
Any help appreciated!