Hi there, I’ve just joined the Drobo club and so far I’m quite happy and impressed. I do however have a query about the speed of the fan and the noise created by the unit.
On Tuesday my brand new 2nd gen Drobo arrived (bought at sale prices with the arrival of the Drobo S imminent!) and I gleefully set it up and started transferring my data onto it. During this period and for quite a while afterward the fan seemed to be going full speed and was quite loud. I figure this is because there was quite a lot of reading and writing going on as everything was copied over and layed out on the Drobo system, correct?
When I arrived home this afternoon to find that everything had been copied from one of my removable drives, I inserted that drive into the Drobo and it got started again, presumably moving things around again for maximum data protection.
So my two questions are:
Will my Drobo make this much noise every time there is any activity going on?
Is there any way for me to control the fan speed or set a maximum level?
Everything is at the latest version, connected via Firewire 800 to my Mac Mini.
Thanks for reading!