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Feedback seen on New Egg about drobos and WD drives:
“Other Thoughts: using this drive in my Drobo, it was recognized instantly. So far so good.”
"3/11/2011 1:35:53 PM Tech Level: 5/5 Ownership: 4/5 Verified Owner
Rating: 5/5Perfect drive for my Drobo
Pros: Bought two of these to replace 1TB WD GP’s in my Drobo.
Quiet and working perfectly.
Other Thoughts: I’ve purchased 5 WD GP drives in the last year for my Drobo and had one go bad about 3 hours after inserting it. Now, I always attach them to a USB adapter and stress 'em for 24 hours before putting them in the Drobo.