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mSATA installing process
04-10-2014, 01:03 AM
Post: #1
mSATA installing process
Hi, Everyone:

I just bought a Drobo Mini and inserted with 3 drives.
But now I plan to add an mSATA to it.
After checking the installation guide, it said you
have to power off and remove drives before installing mSATA.
I know I have to power it off,
but does it necessary to remove all the drives since the power
have been off??
Thanks in advance!
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04-10-2014, 07:28 PM
Post: #2
RE: mSATA installing process
I think the reason you have to remove the drives is so they don't place undue stress on the backplane connectors when you flip the unit to install the card.

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05-21-2014, 03:56 AM
Post: #3
RE: mSATA installing process
Also I think I read its good to do this as the drive can then start up empty with just the mSata drive. Could be non-sense but I installed my mSata first and no issues.

Saying that, it did take 24 hours for the mSata to show up in my Drobo Mini
http://www.drobospace.com/forums/showthr...http://www.drobospace.com/forums/showthread.php?

Not sure if that was a software or hardware thing. Just a warning.
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