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Drobo was normal and now not
07-20-2015, 07:16 PM
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Drobo was normal and now not
My Drobo 3 with 4 4T drives was working fine last week. I went away on vacation and shut down the computer and shut off the Drobo. Tonight I came back, turned on the computer and turned on the Drobo. All of a sudden 3 bays are blinking yellow/green (I think this is because it's doing data protection on them) and the fourth is red-failed! How'd this happen when they were just working fine??
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07-20-2015, 08:16 PM
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RE: Drobo was normal and now not
Red as in blinking red or Solid red?

There;s a difference:

Blinking Red - Failed drive
Solid RED - replace drive with higher capacity

I will let the rebuilding process completes when all the 3 4TB drives are Green. Remove the "problem" drive and re-insert it into the drobo again. If once again, is flagged blinking red. Maybe it is really a faulty drive.
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07-21-2015, 05:12 AM
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RE: Drobo was normal and now not
Most drive failures occur when changing states.....off, on, off, on. If it's an actual drive failure then Drobo did it's job and preserved your data.

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07-21-2015, 07:55 AM (This post was last modified: 07-21-2015 07:57 AM by mhawks.)
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RE: Drobo was normal and now not
It's a blinking red but it's a 4TB drive so I doubt it needs a higher capacity. the drobo Dashboard says "Red Alert. Drobo detected a hard drive failure. Replace the hard drive indicated b the blinking red light"

(07-20-2015 08:16 PM)don Wrote:  Red as in blinking red or Solid red?

There;s a difference:

Blinking Red - Failed drive
Solid RED - replace drive with higher capacity

I will let the rebuilding process completes when all the 3 4TB drives are Green. Remove the "problem" drive and re-insert it into the drobo again. If once again, is flagged blinking red. Maybe it is really a faulty drive.

You're probably right except I only turned the Drobo off and on once. I could be unlucky and just have a bad drive. It's not even a year old yet.

(07-21-2015 05:12 AM)AzDragonLord Wrote:  Most drive failures occur when changing states.....off, on, off, on. If it's an actual drive failure then Drobo did it's job and preserved your data.
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