Drobo

Drobo Mini Drive

Will this drive work for my Drobo Mini?

Seagate BarraCuda Internal Hard Drive 5TB SATA 6Gb/s 128MB Cache 2.5-Inch 15mm (ST5000LM000)

Although not documented by Seagate, research shows this drive uses Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology which is not compatible in any Drobo appliance. The drive can trigger a “failed drive” alert in multi-drive (NAS) enclosures even when it’s not actually bad.

Can you recommend a 4T drive that works in a Drobo Mini?

According to this page the following drives are recommended for the ‘mini’…

Hitachi Travelstar
WD Scorpio Black Series