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New drobo mini - Format seems long... - fft - 04-01-2016 05:24 AM


just received my band new drobo mini unit along with 4 x Seagate Spinpoint M9T (ex Samsung) 2To 9.5mm.

Everything is solid green :

Back PSU plug = solid green
Back power light = solid green
Front lights = solid green

I'm formating NTFS using the latest version Drobo Dashboard using the included USB3 Cable on windows 7 machine.

As the windows reads (translated from french) : "The format may take up to 5 minutes and will reboot this unit. Be patient and let Drobo to end the format"

More than one hour now, no blinking light that indicates activity...

Here's a screeshot of the current state
[Image: 2016-04-01_13-25-13.jpg]

Why is this taking so long ? What should I do ? Wait a few hours more ?

Thanks for any help

RE: New drobo mini - Format seems long... - Paul - 04-01-2016 03:20 PM

hi usually i would wait for a few more hours and see if it completes on its own.

(how are things going now?)