Drobo

Drobo FS too loud

Hi all,

my Drobo FS is quite loud - even from 10 meters away I can clearly hear it. Kind of the noise of a very cheap PC. It is even too annoying when watching a movie (10m away).

It was not a problem, when the drobo was in a separate room, but now we moved and it must be located in the living room - my girlfriend is about to ban it. Seriously.

In my opinion the noise comes from the fan.

Is this normal of a hardware defect?

Any idea to make it silent?

Thanks

aiobe

What is the temperature in the room? If my room gets warm my Drobo fans go to high speed and then I can hear them. Otherwise, they run at a slower speed and are nearly silent.

Replace the fan. Drobos are noisy…

Just normal. 20°C. No different speed yet.
Have they changed to fans in newer models?

DRI? Update the hardware to fix problems? Surely you jest.

I’m afraid you really only have three options:
[list=1][] Live with it. Sadly, I’m in that boat.
[
] Move it elsewhere. Fortunately, being a NAS this is sometimes feasible.
[*] Replace the fan (which also voids any warranty you have left). Early reports indicated it became all-but silent after putting a decent fan in, and the process didn’t sound difficult.[/list]

I wish I had better news for you.

I wonder if DRI will address the fan issue in the next consumer-level FS Drobo release :expressionless: