I’ve got a Drobo FS connected via Ethernet. Have had it for about 4 years without any problems. Sometime in the last couple of days it stopped working.
What I see on the Drobo front panel is one blue light on the bottom and all the right side drive lights will flash on, then all lights off for 3 seconds, then for a split second those same lights will flash on, then off for 3 seconds. It just keeps doing this indefinitely.
In the Drobo documentation I haven’t been able to find anything that tells me what it means when all the lights flash on, then off.
I kind of think it may be a hardware failure because when you do not hear any fan and you can’t hear any of the drives spinning or spinning up.
Also, the power button does not work at all in this state until you unplug the power cord. When you plug it back in you can press the power button to turn it on, but then it immediately does the lights on, then off for three seconds routine with absolutely no sounds of drives spinning or a fan running.
Anyone know what this behavior means?