Just been reading this post, I’m a Drobo V2 newbie. Fired it up late last night for first time.
I’m kinda surprised at some of the little things here that seem to be off/missing. One being the power on/off standby scenario we’re having.
I’m using Mac osx snow leopard.
Drobo dashboard : 1.5.1
Drobo firmware : 1.3.5
First question I have is if I drag the Drobo hard disk icon from my desktop to the trash it unmounts it. But I can still see it in Dashboard. But I can’t figure out how to mount the Drobo again through the Dashboard/finder menu. Can it be done?
I’ve just tried to map to it, but it’s not showing or can’t be seen. It needs to make a connection again.
I understand if I unplug the either the power cable or data cable it will then reboot it self on the system and pop up on the desktop because that’s in my preferences for it to do so. This seems daft for something that’s supposed to be on the cutting edge.
No power on/off button seems backwards in the light of this scenario. So, how about putting a switch on the cable?
I’m no expert here, but that seems kinda obvious to me.
No switch…Then put in a switch.(or lean down and switch it on/off by wall)
Someone explain to me if that’s a good or bad idea, where ever on the power lead.
Pulling out the cables to power cycle the thing on and off is rubbish. I’m gonna post this, then restart my Mac without touching cables to see if it becomes mounted. Not really ideal, just seeing what the parameters are here.
Just restarted Mac, and the Drobo does indeed mount itself back onto the system.
I dunno whats worse, pulling the leads out the back, or having to restart ones computer.
Anyway, if I’m wrong here about anything, then let me know people.
Can it be remounted from dashboard? or some other way?
Trouble is, I’ve just made the jump from Pc to Mac. So I’m not as clever yet on the Mac.
So any Mac enthusiasts out there, let me know. Will be a great help to me.