Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Drobo 5D Thunderblot and Windows 7
11-14-2012, 05:55 PM
Post: #1
Drobo 5D Thunderblot and Windows 7
Hi, I own a Drobo 5D and I tried to connect it via Thunderbolt with my Asus P8Z77-V Mainboard under Windows 7 64 BIt. Unfortunately the connection does not work. The Drobo works fine with USB 3.0 but not with Thunderbolt. If anybody has a helpful idea, I would be very thankful.
At the moment I see no advantages against my old Drobo with USB 3.0
Thanks,
Jan
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
11-14-2012, 06:07 PM
Post: #2
RE: Drobo 5D Thunderblot and Windows 7
See if any of the tips in this article are helpful.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/thun...http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/thunderbolt-performance-z77a-gd80,3

i7 Mac Mini Server, 10.10
Drobo (Gen2), USB, 4x WD 4TB RED

Drobo (Gen3), USB3, 4X WD 4TB RED

Drobo 5D, TB, 5x WD 4TB RED, 120GB Intel 525 mSATA SSD
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
11-15-2012, 03:36 AM
Post: #3
RE: Drobo 5D Thunderblot and Windows 7
(11-14-2012 06:07 PM)mgriffin34 Wrote:  See if any of the tips in this article are helpful.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/thun...http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/thunderbolt-performance-z77a-gd80,3

Thank you very much. I will read through all of this and hopefully I will find a solution. I will post this in the case I am succesful :-)
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
11-15-2012, 12:19 PM
Post: #4
RE: Drobo 5D Thunderblot and Windows 7
According to a tech that responded to me via email the other day, the Thunderbolt interface is not supported under Windows...yet. It will only work via USB. (I tried using it in Boot Camp on a mac via Thunderbolt and couldn't get it to work.)

Zathrak

Drobo 5D | 64GB Crucial m4 SSD | 5 x 3TB Hitachi | Late 2012 iMac Intel Core i7 3.4Ghz, OS X Mountain Lion via Thunderbolt
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Forum Jump: