There’s a similar thread, but it mentions a few issues, so I’m breaking this one out.
Background: I have been running Windows 7 Enterprise x64 RTM (and the RC’s before that) for several months now without issues on my Mac Mini (2009 edition). I’ve had my Drobo (2nd Gen) connected via FW800 that entire time using the ubCore Unibrain 5.62 drivers. The other day I ran Windows Update and took a series of updates + the big “stability & reliability” update that came out on 10/13. At this same time I also updated to the brand new Unibrain 5.63 drivers…
Problem: My Drobo keeps entering stand by (orange light) after a few minutes (while the computer is NOT sleeping) and Windows explorer starts to have major issues, forcing me to hold down the power button and power cycle the computer. Prior to these updates my Drobo would frequently spin down the hard drives, but the lights on the Drobo would always stay on and the drive was always available, the drives would just spin up when I went to access it. This going into standby is new…
What I’ve tried:
Checked to make sure I was running the most recent Drobo Dashboard & Firmware… I am (1.5.1 & 1.3.5).
I tried reverting (complete uninstall, reboot, reinstall of drivers) to the 5.62 Unibrain drivers… the problem still exists.
Checked the Drobo diagnostic logs… Aside from a warning about the clock being off after each reboot, there’s no errors in it or overheating failures.
I booted the Mac Mini up into Mac OSX (Snow Leopard) and the computer has been sitting idle for over 30 minutes and the Drobo is NOT in standby (front lights all on).
Other things I COULD try:
Switch to USB 2.0 and see if the problem still exists
Try and uninstall the windows updates
The latest Windows Update has screwed something up. I have the same Drobo connected to the same port on the same computer and if I boot into Mac OS X it’s fine, if I boot into Windows it enters standby after a few minutes of inactivity.
…anyone else having problems? I really hope there’s a solution, this is a real burn.