I’m pretty much at the end of my options here so any help would be great.
I’m running a drobo on OSX with no problems until just recently.
the drobo has 3x 2TB drives and 1x 1TB drive on the top and it just went RED on day.
I had another 1TB drive sitting around so i popped that in and let the drobo do its thing, after a lot of hours theres that RED light again!!
well, money is tight so i swapped in the original 1TB drive and the drobo starts to rebuild again.
and theres that RED light sitting looking at me.
so i order a 2TB drive, it arrives i pop it in and the drobo works away fro a good while.
STILL the RED light!
i unplug, i replug, no difference, i mutter incantations to the digital deities, still RED.
try the 1TB drive, rebuild, still red
Eventually put the 2TB back in and bingo!!! 4 green LEDS I am happy i get some work done, figuring it was just a glitch in the matrix.
I make the mistake of switching off as im going away for the week, and when i come back and switch things on, there is that RED LED again defiantly smirking at me.
I’ve tried a different FW port, I’ve tried just the USB, Ive tried removing all drives and re seating them.
I feel I have tried EVERYTHING…
the only possible problem i have left with no real way of testing is that the SATA connector or something internal has broken just enough to make the drobo not see the drive…
has anyone heard of this??
please help ??
there is of course a LOT of data on the thing and it isnt protected, and its all rather upsetting after 3.5 ish years trouble free service.
any advice on what to do next would be greatly appreciated