Hi there, Just to follow on from my other thread I wanted to highlight this incase anyone comes across it and my experience can help them. The four slots on my Drobo are filled like this:
1TB WD Green
1TB WD Green
I swapped out the 2nd Samsung drive for a 2TB WD Green drive this morning. The relayout began and everything was fine. I was copying files to it and streaming media wirelessly for the next few hours although I did notice the media drive remount itself every now and again and the drobo emailing me about its status which I took to mean the Drobo had rebooted by itself once or twice.
On closer inspection just now, it seems that whenever I try and read data from the Drobo while its doing the relayout. Finder freezes and the Drobo reboots - all red lights then power cycles by itself - at which point it comes back up, remounts and continues the relayout until I cause it to reboot by trying to access data on it again.
I did follow the ‘what to do if your Drobo is rebooting’ article on the knowledge base which involved"
Double checking the power supply.
Powering down the Drobo.
Pulling out all the drives
Powering it back up:
Setting it to standby using the dashboard
Pulling the power & putting all the drives back (in the same order)
Powering back on - But the problem remained
I’m going to leave it to complete the relayout (15hrs eta) and presume that will fix things as it was rock solid until I replaced the drive earlier today. But obviously its a little worrying as I would expect to be able to access my data while this happens. I could for the first few hours no problem. Maybe Drobo has found an issue with one of the drives and is especially sensitive at the moment?
I hope the new 2TB drive is ok and isn’t going to cause problems. I have another 2TB WD Green drive to replace the other Samsung tomorrow so I may yet have to go through this all again.
FYI. I am running the following:
Drobo Dashboard: 1.5.1 [1.5.19930]
Drobo (v2) Firmware: 1.3.3 [1.250.19855]
Droboshare Firmware: 1.1.2 [51.14990]
The Drobo is connected via GigiBit Droboshare/ ethernet to a 500GB Time Capsule and accessed over an N wireless network with a late 2008 Unibody Macbook Pro running 10.5.8