Hi. I have recently purchased a Drobo, and I’m having some difficulty formatting it. I have set it up to be seen in Windows as a 16TB disk (Actual is 2x1TB and 2x500GB). I have created a 16TB NTFS Volume. I am attempting to convert this volume to exFAT using the command line:
FORMAT F: /FS:exFAT /Q
F: is of course the drive letter assigned to the volume. I am typing the command from an elevated command prompt in Windows Vista 32bit enterprise SP2. Here is the response I get:
C:\Windows\system32>format f: /fs:exFAT /Q
The type of the file system is NTFS.
The new file system is EXFAT.
Enter current volume label for drive F: DROBO
WARNING, ALL DATA ON NON-REMOVABLE DISK
DRIVE F: WILL BE LOST!
Proceed with Format (Y/N)? y
Volume label (11 characters, ENTER for none)? DROBO
The disk is too large to format for the specified file system.
So based on the above, am I to assume that creating a 16TB exFAT volume is not possible? I’ve looked all over and cannot find any concrete answer to this question (either Drobo specific, or general).
I have tried a few different configurations, and the most I have managed to be able to do is to create a 2TB exFAT volume - however, I know our storage requirements will exceed this. In addition, I don’t want any security on drive, as it will be moved between domain and DMZ, as well as potentially standalone machines from time to time - security will just get in the way.
Any help would be appreciated.