The mini’s dashboard is v. 3.0.1 .
Both Macs on OS X 10.12.4
I had three attached Drobos to the mini and a 5N; the Dashboard worked as it should. I’m preparing to add a new 5N2 (next to my 5N), and I removed two of the Drobos from the mini - one is a version 1 and I’m giving that away since it’s no longer supported; the other is the Drobo in question which is now attached to the MacBook (this one was given to me by my brother-in-law years ago). The one remaining Drobo attached to the mini is, I think, a version 2. That third Drobo attached to the MacBook is younger than the version 2, so I’m guessing a version 3.
So, as I said above, NOW… the Macbook’s Dashboard doesn’t see the attached Drobo (but does see the 5N). The mini’s Dashboard sees the one attached Drobo and the 5N. (Am waiting for arrival of the 5N2.) All attached Drobos currently use USB. (yes, old technology)
I have done reboots of the MacBook and the attache Drobo a number of times in different orders and keep checking the Dashboard. But still no attached Drobo appears, only the 5N.[hr]
I’ll start again, being more careful with my nomenclature. Drobo1 is the one I removed from the system - it’s USB only and is a gen 1, I guess.
Drobo2 turns out to be just like Drobo1, (USB only) so again, it must be gen 1 (I was wrong with my guess in the other post, I thought it was newer). Firmware: 1.3.7.
Drobo3 is from my brother-in-law and has USB and Firewire. So, perhaps gen 2. Firmware: 1.4.1,
I’ve disconnected Drobo3 from the MacBook and attached to the mini. It does appear on the mini’s Dashboard. I then put it in standby, reconnected it to the MacBook and powered on. There it does not appear in the Macbook’s Dashboard. (Obviously it’s no longer in the mini’s dashboard.)
If this situation can’t be fixed, I’ll have to try attaching Drobo2 to MacBook and Drobo3 to mini. That will involve swapping higher capacity disks to Drobo2 to get it to Drobo3’s capacity. I want that with the MacBook, less so with the mini.[hr]
And in all cases, the Mac (mini and MacBook Pro) do have the attached drive(s) on the desktop, and I can access them. The problem is only with the MacBook Dashboard.