I just bought the Drobo 2nd gen and Droboshare package. I installed two new WD Caviar Green 2TB HDDs. I upgraded the Dashboard software and the firmware. I have them connected via USB 2.0. I also connected the Drobo to my Mac Mini via a Firewire 800 to 400 (old Mac Mini). Everything is working thus far.
I then shut everything down and connected my three Seagate 1.5 TB Freeagent HDDs via FireWire 800 to Drobo (chained).
So far so good. I have 365 GB on one of my Seagates I’m trying to move to drobo (family movies). I dragged them to the drobo and it worked for 15 minutes moving files. Then suddenly it stopped and said that one of my new WD harddrives was bad, and prompted me to replace it.
I’m doubting that it is bad. Is there a way I can test it? Did I try to copy too much? Is there a problem daisy chaining the Seagates to Drobo?