I have one of the original 4-bay drobos, DRO4D-U if that means anything? It has worked like a charm for some years now and I have not visited the forum for eons. So I have a problem and a general question. First the question: how do I stand vis-a-vis any firmware updates etc? Am I ‘abandoned’? Now, the problem.
Once in a while my desktop fails to recognize the Drobo plugged into a USB port and I usually just unplug it and reattach. If that does not work I power down and then reattach. This time, I did both and, although the drobo came back on line, in terms of data access, the red/yellow flashing lights have been going on for about four days now. I see another thread with reassurance that all will be well but how long is reasonable? Is there anything I should be doing? Dashboard says it will be a few hours and then, when I look again, the estimate has gone up, not down. At the moment it says 12 hours remaining. It was 2 hours when I opened Dashboard a while back. Last night it was 27 hours etc.