I have the 2nd generation Drobo. It was working perfectly until this week when I replaced a drive to add capacity. Here’s my tale …
Removed old drive and added new, larger drive. Rebuild began. Left the computer and Drobo overnight.
The next day I went to access the Drobo but it didn’t appear on my computer. (Mac Pro running Mac OSX 10.6.4) That’s when I noticed it was in a reboot loop.
Visited Data Robotics site and tried everything suggested but to no avail. Tried the reboot knowledge base instructions, etc.
In Disk Utility the Drobo can be seen but cannot be repaired as it keeps disconnecting before the process completes. Disk Utility gives a warning message telling me to backup as many files as I can, reformat the disk and restore from back-up files. Other note in DU: ‘invalid sibling link’
Running Disk Warrior now but the constant restart appears to be causing speed reduction by ‘disk malfunction’ – now up to 19.
• Tried three different Firewire 800 cables.
• Tried three different Firewire 800 ports on computer.
• Unplugged Firewire several times, along with power as suggested in knowledge base articles.
• Unplugged power cable (also reseated cable in brick) as per knowledge base articles.
Starting to get very nervous about the data and whether I’ll be able to retrieve. Does anyone have any suggestions, other than starting a trouble ticket (something I’ve already done)?
Thanks in advance to any all suggestions.[hr]
Disk Warrior just finished and said it cannot replace the directory because of a drive malfunction.
Drobo Dashboard says too many drives were removed, my data is protected and a drive, not the new one, is bad and must be replaced. The Drobo has a flashing red light next to the drive it says is bad.
Now what do I do?