I just got a v2 firewire drobo, threw in 4 2tb hitachi deskstar drives. But the noise is ridiculous! After I plugin my drobo on my 27″ iMac, it sounds like it’s writing tons of data between the drives, working them to death all day long. And this happens every time my computer wakes up from sleeping, or if I turn on and plugin my drobo.
According to the activity monitor, the computer is not writing anything to the drives. Time Machine is not using the drobo. I thought it might be spotlight cataloging everything, but this happens EVERY TIME my machine wakes up or restarts.
According to drobo tech support everything is peachy. No problem whatsoever according to the Drobo Diagnostic log I sent them.
Anyone have any problems like this? Any suggestions/recommendations?
Oh 1 more thing. My drobo is about 70% empty. So it’s not the ‘5-10% space remaining’ copying issue I’ve seen in other posts.