Two days ago drive 1 (of five) in my Drobo FS failed and the Drobo alerted me and started moving data around to compensate for the lost drive.
Horrifyingly, yesterday, drive 5 also failed before the data had been completely rebuilt.
I now have two solid red lights on failed drives 1 and 5, with drives 2,3,and 4 blinking red. Drobo Dashboard is telling me to “reinsert” the “ejected” drive so it can continue to rebuild the data.
Of course I didn’t have double redundancy checked; never thought two drives would fail within a few hours of each other after years of chugging along calmly.
Any ideas for recovering my data? My Dashboard and firmware are both updated to the latest versions, I’m using Mac, Windows, and Linux (all latest versions), and have already ejected all the drives, cleaned the contacts, blown out the Drobo housing, etc with no change in symptoms.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. And just in case anyone is wondering, I had two Seagates, two WDs, and a Hitachi. Both Seagates (2 TB and 3 TB) were the failed drives. Never again, Seagate…
Will I ever see my data again?