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.
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
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
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
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:
SELECT VOLUME x
ATTR VOLUME CLEAR READONLY