I have owned a first gen Drobo since 2008.
I just received my brand new Drobo-FS 3 days ago.
I am in the process of copying a very large amount of data from my first Drobo to my new Drobo-FS.
Hard Drive noise does not bother me because I am used to it from my first Drobo when the drives mirror each other and index.
But this new Drobo-FS vibrates really bad and is very loud when it does so.
If I take my hand and push down on the top of the Drobo-FS, I can make the vibration stop (and only hear the hard drives grinding away which is fine).
But as soon as I remove my hand, the vibration comes back (the vibration is coming from the Drobo-FS metal casing which is caused from the drives as they mirror/index).
Do you guys have this same problem as well? I don’t want to put my Drobo somewhere else in my room. It looks so sexy on my desk, but the vibration and vibration hum is driving me nuts. And I also don’t want to put a paper weight on top of the Drobo-FS to stop the vibration hum/noise.
Are you guys have the same issue with your Drobo-FS when it is close to you? It is a very distinct sound and different than the hard drive sound. It is like a very loud hum and can be easily stopped by pressing down on the top of the Drobo-FS.