Drobo

Drobo USB w8k says write protected

Hi,

Got this weird problem and it’s not the drobo, but it’s making it unusable.

Had it plugged in for 4 months no problems, now following a reboot of server, the drobo USB drive disappeared but the drobo dashboard could see it. So turned it off unplugged USB, rebooted with it off then when back in windows powered it up and plugged in USB. It then came back as my z: drive as before and can read the data. However I can’t write to it. Windows 2008 says it’s write protected.

Yet if I plug the dronbo into my windows 7 laptop it works fine.

So something in windows 2008 seems to have made the drobo write protected within the operating system.

Any ideas?.

Regards

Richard

Have you tried running Chkdsk /F (or Chkdsk /X) on it from the Win 2008 machine?

I tried the chkdsk and it says it’s right protected

Richard

That’s weird. Sorry, not familiar enough with Win 2K8 to help further.

Check that you are listed as the owner for the files and folders

It could be that the ReadOnly flag is on, do the following

on cmd prompt launch “diskpart.exe”

on the diskpart prompt, do the following

LIST DISK

This will give you a list of all disks in your system
Note down the number of your problem disk, then do the folloiwng

SELECT DISK x

Where x is the number of your problem disk, then do the following

DETAIL DISK

This will list all the details of your problem disk
Check if the ReadOnly flag is set to Yes

If the ReadOnly flag is set to Yes, do the follwing

ATTR DISK CLEAR READONLY

This should clear the flag on the disk, please retry your disk operations

If ths does not solve it, we have another flag on the volume, same command, but now on volume:

LIST VOLUME
SELECT VOLUME x
DETAIL VOLUME
ATTR VOLUME CLEAR READONLY