Hi, I have a Drobo FS which I run with dual redundancy. It has been a lightly used so has been very a trusty NAS - until recently, .
Recently the second bay down reported a drive failure so I replaced it with a brand new Western Digital 2TB drive. It immediately reported the drive also as a failure. I did send it back as the drive although in a new sealed silver bag was not packaged well and you know how couriers can be with packages, yes?
So I ordered a Toshiba 2Tb drive some a completely different supplier to ensure I did not order another drive of possibly a faulty batch. I put this in and again the Drobo FS is reporting the brand new drive as faulty. Luckily one of the drives in the NAS was only a 250Gb drive so I swapped that with the new Toshiba drive and all appears to be well again and the Drobo started building the data protection.
As the new drive is now reporting OK in the bottom bay but not in the second from top bay do I have to assume the second from top bay has failed in some way? And maybe even both the original drive which I first swapped out with the new Western Digital, AND the new Western Digital were all ok, but the bay it self has failed? After all the Toshiba also showed as failed in this bay, but is OK in another? Has anyone else experienced this in a Drobo FS, or maybe a 5N?
Any advice appreciated. Thank you in advance.