I plugged in my Drobo V2 today, via USB. All blue lights immediately came on, as did the fan, the power light is red, all hd lights are red. The device won’t show up in Drobo Dashboard, nor will the disks begin spinning up (no vibration from what I can feel). I tried FW 800 too, no difference. I then removed all drives, plugged the device back in, still the same thing. Please, any help?[hr]
ok I reset the device - got an electric shock when unplugging it, plugged back in - it booted - inserted the disks, they work now. Strange. I think my next purchase will be a synology 1511+.
As much as I love the Drobo feature of being able to change array size whenever one wants, loosing data to the device failing and not being able to take out the disks and read their data off via a simple SATA connector is simply too much risk for me.