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Drobo 5c - First start error
11-03-2016, 04:42 PM
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Exclamation Drobo 5c - First start error
I connected my Drobo 5c with 3 6tb drives and started it for the first time. I saw a message saying it was updating firmware then nothing. It just sits there with yellow lights and from the left light 4, 8,9, and 10 are blue. Does this take sometime to format drives? or did something go foobar?

It does NOT show up in my dashboard with my two older drobo's.
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11-04-2016, 05:49 PM (This post was last modified: 11-04-2016 05:50 PM by Paul.)
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RE: Drobo 5c - First start error
hi, if you were using blank/new/empty drives i think it can take several minutes according to the 5c start page:
for example via this page:

if it did not work, you might need to try powering off the drobo, and to try quitting dashboard, and to eject the drives, and to try again (without dashboard), and then if it completed the setup, to then launch dashboard.

how do things go no?

(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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