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Drobo 5C - Encryption
11-22-2016, 01:20 PM (This post was last modified: 11-22-2016 01:20 PM by swalton.)
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Question Drobo 5C - Encryption
I think I know the answer to my question, but want to ask to be certain.

From what I have gathered from the step-by-step process, the format of the volume created by the Drobo is carried out by the Drobo Dashboard (not Disk Utility i.e. macOS). The step-by-step instructions don't cover an option for encrypting the volume, so I am asking, is there a way to encrypt the volume? My guess is no...

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11-23-2016, 05:56 PM
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RE: Drobo 5C - Encryption
hi swalton, as far as i understand it, anything that uses full disk encryptiong (or full volume/partition encryption) can only end up damaging your drobo/data, though if something is a self contained file, like a container or a flat fixed size file (sparse bundle i believe on a mac) then i think it will work for you.

(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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04-03-2017, 10:57 PM
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RE: Drobo 5C - Encryption
thanks, the same question to me.

Drobo 5C (macOS Sierra 10.12.3)
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