Does anyone know if it is safe to lay our Drobo’sdown on their sides?

I’m sticking mine in my closet next to my server, and a horizontal orientation would make much more sense for me - space wise.


No, you need to keep your drobo in the orientation it was designed. You can break the back plane where the drives connect to if you have it in a different orientation.

Jennifer, this is very good info. Is the concern mainly when adding/removing drives in this orientation or is this a risk simply resting it in this orientation for any length of time?

We do not recommend having the drobo sit in any other position then the way it was designed.