I have a DroboPro that I was finally able to put into service. It has 8 2TB Western Digital hard drives in it and is connected to my MacPro via Firewire (both my ethernet ports are already in use so iSCSI is out.)
I am running the latest Drobo Dashboard, and it did a Firmware update on the Drobo as soon as I fired it up.
Drobo Dashboard sees the DroboPro and says that everything is ok. When I click on “manage volumes” I can create a volume; however, no matter what size volume I choose to create, Drobo Dashboard reports the File System Format as “unknown” even though I selected HFS+.
When I try to partition the volume via Disk Utility (after the volume has been created in Drobo Dashboard, as per the instructions on the knowledgebase), I get an error message that the “file system formatter failed.”
I’ve restarted everything, reinstalled everything I can think of, and still no luck.
So I have this really nice Drobo with pretty lights and lots of drive capacity, only I can’t use it for anything.
Anyone have any ideas?