Every few days for the last couple of weeks, my Drobo FW800 has been reporting that it’s in a critical situation with a drive malfunction, then a few seconds later it goes into disk recovery mode and usually within a few minutes to 20 minutes depending on what it was doing, the disk pack is back to normal.
This is one of those problems I’ve had before some years ago but it’s frustrating now since my Drobo FW800 is probably out of warranty and getting it back in warranty is a little expensive. That doesn’t make me so upset in that Drobo Dashboard gives precious little information about what’s going on. For example, which drive gave it the problem? I finally saw the event happen in person (it was drive #1) but I don’t know if Drive #1 is always the culprit. The Drobo diagnostics are only decipherable by tech support.
I can pull drive #1 and send it through the Western Digital’s diagnostic program (it’s one of the 2 TB EADS Green drives) but again, I have no way to tell if I’m going down the right path or something else is going on.
What should I do here?