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New drobo mini - Format seems long...
04-01-2016, 05:24 AM
Post: #1
New drobo mini - Format seems long...
Hello,

just received my band new drobo mini unit along with 4 x Seagate Spinpoint M9T (ex Samsung) 2To 9.5mm.

Everything is solid green :

Back PSU plug = solid green
Back power light = solid green
Front lights = solid green

I'm formating NTFS using the latest version Drobo Dashboard using the included USB3 Cable on windows 7 machine.

As the windows reads (translated from french) : "The format may take up to 5 minutes and will reboot this unit. Be patient and let Drobo to end the format"

More than one hour now, no blinking light that indicates activity...

Here's a screeshot of the current state
[Image: 2016-04-01_13-25-13.jpg]

Why is this taking so long ? What should I do ? Wait a few hours more ?

Thanks for any help
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04-01-2016, 03:20 PM
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RE: New drobo mini - Format seems long...
hi usually i would wait for a few more hours and see if it completes on its own.

(how are things going now?)

(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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