Drobo

Gen2 + M1 + Big Sur?

I’m trying to get my Gen2 to work on M1 with Big Sur via FireWire 800. I am able to get it to successfully mount with a USB-C to Thunderbolt + Thunderbolt to FireWire 800 adapter, but I’m experiencing kernel panics about once an hour.

Alternately connecting via USB 2.0 is reasonably fast, but the Drobo Dashboard cannot see the device and the icon shows as a generic, orange USB device.

Any ideas? (other than getting a new device…)

Hi dbills,

I have a Gen2 as well, connected by USB. Dashboard cannot see device but it is shown in Disk Utility. Also has orange color on desktop.

Did you find a solution to get Dashboard to recognize it?

I did get it recognized. Hard to tell if it was luck or a just a reboot. I’m now intermittently able to use the drive in Dashboard, but certainly not all the time. The icon sometimes returns to the “black drive” version and sometimes stays orange. It doesn’t appear that it needs to be black in order to work.

Honestly, I’m just glad the computer sees it at all as I use that drive to store all my network Time Machine sparsebundles.

-d