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Drobo broken, need data off of Drives
05-16-2015, 09:54 AM
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Drobo broken, need data off of Drives
Someone dropped something on my Drobo mini and it will not turn on. I'm desperately trying to get the data off the 4 internal drives. Have a separate drive reader, but my computer(s) will not read any of the drives. Is there any way to get my data?
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05-16-2015, 05:52 PM
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RE: Drobo broken, need data off of Drives
The file structure is propietary. I'm afraid your only solution is to buy (or borrow) another Drobo to access the files.

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05-17-2015, 08:49 PM
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RE: Drobo broken, need data off of Drives
hi with the power off,
what happens if you remove all the drives from the mini, and unplug the computer connection cable from it too
and then turn just the mini back on

does it then power on with some lights etc?
if so , maybe you can power all off again
and then firmly put the drives back in the same slots (ideally)
and to then turn it on and see if comes back?

if nothing happens after the above, then yes as dragon lord mentions you might need to try the drives in another drobo (but read up on how DISKPACKS work because you must have the power OFF before removing packs or putting them in)

(btw i have XP home SP2, a Drobo v1 with 2x 1TB/2x 1.5TB WD greens, & a bkp Drobo v2 with the same + a DroboShare: unused)
& a DroboS v2 with 3xWD15EADS &2x1TB in DDR mode on win7, & a drobo5D (all usb)
  • btw i did a sustained (write) operation for about 6 hours, and got 13.2MB / sec ...objection? "sustained" :)
    (16.7MB/s on a v2 & 47-96MB/s drobo-s)
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