Here’s what happened:
4x1.5TB Seagate Green (5900rpm ones). There is about 2.5GB full. Then one drive fails. Drobo keeps going right along (good). I yank the bad drive send it back to seagate for a replacement.
So I have:
all blue lights full (and drobo dashboard popping up critical low space warnings)
I pop in the replacement from seagate and I see:
all blue lights full
Drobo dashboard shows:
0B free space in the pie chart
1.5TB + 1.5TB +1.5TB + 1.5TB = 6TB (5.45 TB actual)
2.69 TB available for data (blue)
0 B reserved for expansion (purple)
1.39 TB used for protection (grey)
Advanced Controls show:
“Replace Hard Drive” in red
I formatted it for 16TB in case 4TB drives ever become available. So the funny things are:
- Lights on the front are the same after I pop in the new drive(GGRG)…what gives?
- Advanced controls on dashboard seem to think the new drive merits a red color…what gives?
- Used space is counting down from 16TB down to about 4TB then starts over again at 16TB then slowly counts down again. I’ve watched it a couple of times and it just seems to repeat.