Restarting Drobo after shutdown - best protocol?


Greetings. I am relatively new to the world of network attached storage and I have a question regarding the best protocol when restarting. I shut down my Drobo 5N2 some months ago when my wife and I moved. I have not yet set the 5N2 back up. I’m just wondering if, when I do set it up and turn it on, should I leave the drives in it (there are currently three drives in it) and then insert them once it’s powered up or will it be OK to just leave the drives in, set it all up and start it up. Any thoughts will be welcome. Thanks very much.



Make sure the drives are installed and fully seated, then turn the unit ON…it’s that simple.


Great. Thanks very much for your response.