I know this seems pretty basic and yes I have read the manual. However, I run a media/recording studio and use the Drobo S and 5D to back up to. I’ve had the 5D for about a year and the 5 3TB drives for the same amount of time, all are Seagate Barracuda drives. Recently I have had three of the drives go bad, luckily not at the same time but within a week of each other.
My question is in two parts:
I have a central power distribution box (Monster) and after shutting down the mixing console and computer I shut everything down via the Monster Power box. Would this cause a problem with the Drobos which are connect to my computer (Mac Pro).
How long can or should you keep a failed drive in the Drobo before replacing? Or should I just take it out until the replacement drive arrives??
Thanks for help in advance.