I recall that I had been able to power up my 5D when switching on the power strip it is plugged in to. I upgraded my cabinetry and it no longer turns on without manually turning on the 5D switch. Was I imaging things or is this possible? Thanks. Ron
Other posts in the forum seem to indicate that this is a limitation of the Drobo 5D (though it might have worked on older models):
Someone suggested a hardware modification to make it work:
But your best bet is probably getting a UPS.