I am on Mac currently running on Maverick. My Drobo 5D is running fine. Both my Drobo Dashboard and firmware are the latest. And no issues with the Drobo 5D on my Maverick.
In order to test whether Drobo 5D is compatible with Yosemite before I totally wipe out Maverick and replace it with Yosemite, I install Yosemite on an external 3TB Harddisk.
The problem I am facing with Drobo 5D in Yosemite is that the Drobo 5D cannot be detected. I have gone to the General tab and tick the external HD.
When I did a check using Terminal using “diskutil list”, no Drobo 5D was detected.
I also went to Disk Utility but the Drobo 5D was also not seen to be connected.
I then went to Apple Menu > System Report > Hardware to check and this is the results:
Under Hardware > Storage, all external hardest was detected except the Drobo 5D. I cannot find the Drobo 5D.
But Under Hardware > Thunderbolt > Thunderbolt Bus, the 5D was detected.
Please note that in Maverick it was detected in both
Hardware > Storage as well as
Hardware > Thunderbolt > Thunderbolt Bus
but in Yosemite the 5D was ONLY detected in Hardware > Thunderbolt > Thunderbolt Bus and NOT in Hardware > Storage
Some info on the Thunderbolt Bus are as follows:
Status: Device Connected
Status: No device connected
Link Status: 0x7
Based on the above, any tips on how to get it connected ? Desperately need help here
Can the Drobo 5D be detected and causes error if the Yosemite is boot up from an external HDD instead of the Mac’s internal drive ?