Drobo not assigned drive letter (SOLVED)

After a ton of research and experimenting, I finally found the solution to my USB connected Drobo 2 being seen in Dashboard, mounted, visible in Control Panel but not assigned a drive letter.

I am using Windows 8.1 but this also applies to Windows 7. My Drobo is formatted with HFS+, for which I cannot recall why I did that if I was using Windows.

Regardless, all I had to do was load an HFS+ for Windows driver. Installed the Paragon HFS+ driver and after a reboot came back to life! Drive letter was assigned and I am back in business.

You would think this is in the Knowledge Base for Drobo but it isn’t.

hi is this the same drobo that was going through the droboshare you mentioned here btw?