Is anyone seeing any problems with these “Blue” Western Digital drives with the Drobo?
I’ve used Exclusively Western Digital drives for years now without problems like this. Since receiving my Drobo last month, I’ve been unable to really start using it because I’ve had 4 bad drives fail almost immediately.
These were 4 Western Digital Caviar drives ordered through Newegg, and each one was either reported as Failed immediately or within a week of putting it into the USB 3 Drobo S. I’ve taken them out of the Drobo after this, and run them through WD’s diagnostics tool which shows SMART failure related to the re-allocated sector count.
Is/has anyone else seen such behavior?
4 drives in a row sounds aweful suspicious. I’m a little nervous to actually start using the Drobo over my current RAID setup