I have a drobo that has been very kind to me for 8 to 10 years now.
I have replaced drives in it with bigger ones over time without any issues.
The drive now has 4 red lights that are solid.
I have power cycled the device and now it gives me 4 blue lights at the bottom that go out and 4 red solid lights on all drives.
Too many hard drives have been removed error from Drobo dashboard.
Is there any way possible to get all the data off of the 4 drives that are there and get new drives for the drobo and start over?
They are 2-2TB and 2-1TB drives that have a lot of data I have saved over the years.
I have tried the following
thanks for the info pixels,
can you try the following:
to power all off
to remove the drives (remembering the order)
to power up just the drobo on its own
(it should power up and then go into standby mode)
to then power up the computer, and dashboard
and once those are up and running,
to connect the drobo to computer via usb
(does dashboard still detect the drobo, and show a 1 top bay red asking for drives?)
if yes (its usually a better sign in the sense that drobo seems to be working) but do NOT put the drives in.
instead, please try to power all down again
- and with power still off, to put the drives back in where they were, and to unplug the usb cable
- and to power up the drobo only…
(does it get any further pixels?) Mine did 4 blue lights that went off, then 4 red lights that stayed on for awhile.
Now it has an orange power light.
No other lights on
It is not currently plugged into the computer
Any help would be greatly appreciated.