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Format Volumes
12-05-2015, 07:19 PM
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Question Format Volumes
I am running Windows 10 on a Dell laptop. I have a Drobo mini with (3) 1TB drives and (1) 750 GB drive. I am unable to format the Drobo drives from the dashboard and get the "unable to format volume" message when I attempt to format. Any suggestions? Thank you, Scott
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12-07-2015, 12:02 PM
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RE: Format Volumes
hi, do you know if something else is using the drobo / volume at the time?

(can i also check if the mini did work before with a usable volume in the past, and you are trying to reformat it, or is this a brand new empty mini that is being setup?)

is the drobo in a stable state or are any lights blinking/flashing?
(if you can, could you try to save a few screens of dashboard and to post to imgur or similar and to paste links here for us to have a look - if you do though, please rub out your serial number before posting to play safe)

(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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