Hi, I have a two-parter here.
First — I have an existing Drobo FS and would like to pair it with another, new Drobo. They would be connected to the same computer. Do I need to get another NAS Drobo, I guess like the current 5N2, for them work together? The answer to this question may hinge on the next part…
Second — I have been updating this existing Drobo FS for years with more and more drives. It is still working fine, however, it is as maxed out as I want to take it (five 4TB drives). The result of these incremental storage upgrades over the years is that I have a bunch of 2TB and 3TB drives now just sitting around not being used. Am I able to reuse these old drives in a new Drobo? Would I have to get a NAS Drobo because the drives came out of one? Or would I have to reformat them anyway, so it wouldn’t matter which type of Drobo I get?
If I have to reformat them, what’s the best way to go about doing that? Can I do it in the new Drobo itself after inserting the drives? Or is there a better way?