I have the a 1st gen Drobo that I got in september 2007 and this is the 1st problem that I have ever had with it, so not bad going there.
drobo dashboard 1.8.4 (can’t go higher as i have a 1st gen drobo)
mac OS 10.7.2
drobo firmware 1.3.7
I recently booted it up and the top dive bay is blinking Red and the rest are all solid red. I take that the drive with a blinking one needs replacing and the solid red lights mean don’t remove under any circumstances. I replaced the top drive with a drive 2x its capacity, just in case it matters the drive was borrowed from the IT company next door so assume it was windows formatted, I assume that dose not matter. after replacing nothing happened it just carried on with a blinking red light on the replaced drive and solid red on the rest.
My understanding is that even if one of the drives did fail I could still go on accessing my data but it would not be protected until I insert a new disc. At the moment i can’t get access to data and when the plug the USB in i get a system message that says “The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer”, i always click Ignore at this point that seems the safest option.
drobo dash board tells me that “too many hard drives have been removed. Please re-insert the removed hard drives” after putting in the new drive and seeing nothing happen I put the old drive back in. I still have the “too many hard drives have been removed. Please re-insert the removed hard drives” should pull all the drives out and put them back in?
I have the option to update my firmware but i assume that is not a good idea if I am having issues
bit confused as what to do