Drobo

Max Drive Size for Drobo S?

Before I spend some hard-earned cash on a new drive, I wanted to ask around and check how the Drobo S handles newer large capacity hard drives. Has anyone tried installing anything bigger than a 4TB drive in a Drobo S? I’ve been eyeing 5, 6 or 8TB drives.

Thanks!

-z

Larger sized drives are fine.

The thing you need to be careful of is that you cannot use Shingled drives (often referred to as SMR)

Seagate are the main supplier of these at the moment. The Seagate 8tb archive drive is one such drive that you should not use.