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Drobo Mini, Windows 10, Thunderbolt -- No Connection
04-12-2017, 09:37 AM
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Drobo Mini, Windows 10, Thunderbolt -- No Connection
Hi.

I have a good working drobo mini (bought Jan 2014), 4x1TB 2.5" disks, which I use through USB normal port.

I miss the speed I had using it with a MacBook Pro and Thunderbolt cable.

As now I use an HP Spectre x360 Notebook, running Windows 10 Home 64 bit, which has 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, I bought at amazon a USB-C Thunderbolt3-Thunderbolt2 adapter, which does not help me connect the drobo mini using the thunderbolt cable. (getting back to a MacBook Pro is not an option Smile and I do need to increase transfer speed since that Drobo Mini has all my Virtual Machines I need at my consulting work...)

Is Drobo Mini thunderbolt port 2 or 1 compatible?
Is it about the thunderbolt cable that came originally with the Drobo Mini?

Any suggestion will be highly appreciated.


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Michael

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04-13-2017, 12:53 PM
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RE: Drobo Mini, Windows 10, Thunderbolt -- No Connection
I think the mini is only TB 1 - I'm using it with my 2011 iMac which definitely only has the original Thunderbolt

If your adapter is only TB2, maybe you need something like this?

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a...https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1
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04-13-2017, 07:49 PM
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RE: Drobo Mini, Windows 10, Thunderbolt -- No Connection
(04-13-2017 12:53 PM)rpassavant Wrote:  I think the mini is only TB 1 - I'm using it with my 2011 iMac which definitely only has the original Thunderbolt

If your adapter is only TB2, maybe you need something like this?

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a...https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1

Thank you, I'll check it out... but I guess my unit, being newer, should support THBLT 2

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04-18-2017, 08:26 PM
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Sad RE: Drobo Mini, Windows 10, Thunderbolt -- No Connection
(04-13-2017 07:49 PM)mikepre Wrote:  
(04-13-2017 12:53 PM)rpassavant Wrote:  I think the mini is only TB 1 - I'm using it with my 2011 iMac which definitely only has the original Thunderbolt

If your adapter is only TB2, maybe you need something like this?

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a...https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1

Thank you, I'll check it out... but I guess my unit, being newer, should support THBLT 2

regards

Case closed... Drobo products listed below, do not support thunderbolt on Windows... no one adapter will do the trick...

https://myproducts.drobo.com/article/AA-01444

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