My 5N died today. It has power, the green power light comes on, but no other lights. The fan runs, loudly and constantly, but that’s it. It appears to be bricked. Yes, I tried unseating and reseating the drives. I tried unplugging it for 10 minutes (actually, an hour) then plugging it back in. No dice.
I have tons of vital data on this thing and was simply going to buy a new Drobo when I realized that Drobo is either out of business or unable to get stock.
So. How on earth do I get my data? It’s not standard RAID format so I can’t just plug the drives into my PC. I do have two older 4 bay model Drobos, but it’s supposedly not backwards compatible. If I put 4 of my 5 drives in the older model, will I be able to get any of my files back? Even if Drobo is not dead, I need access to the files now. Any assistance greatly appreciated.
I did find one site that explained a method but it involved installing all of the Drobo drives into your PC and I do not have the bays for that. I have 2 internal bays and one external hot swap SATA bay.
Seriously desperate here. Any assistance greatly appreciated.