Given that the Drobo, when connected via USB, is detected as a mass storage device, can I not simply format it to any file system I like? I’m wondering where these restrictions to NTFS, HFS+, FAT32 and ext3 come from…
I’ve looked at the Linux dashboard software to see how that formats it; it simply calls “mke2fs”.
So, in theory, can I not simply plug it in and format it (via the command line) to ext3 with a block size of 4 KiB and get past the 2 TiB volume limit? Or indeed format it to any other file system I choose? Are the four file systems given on the Drobo site not restrictions at all, merely a list of the only ones the supplied software can support?
Anyone attempted such a feat?