I have a 1.3.5 drobo2 with a 4-disk pack. i wanted to completely wipe and reset everythng on the disks and start again fresh. I have backups of anything i need.
I removed all 4 disks from the drobo and attached one directly to my computer, re-initialised and ntfs re-formatted (not quick-format) the entire drive.
I fired up the empty drobo and inserted the re-formatted drive. However Drobo still knows that this drive was part of a previous disk pack and gives me the “too many hard drives removed” error.
How do I continue from here? I want to use all 4 disks from the previous pack and I am happy to blank everything.
If I use the “reset” feature of the dashboard (windows) does that change the firmware? Do I need to do the dashboard reset with all 4 disks in, or can i add them one at a time? Is there any point in reformatting the other drives outside the drobo?