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Volumes Greater Than 16 TB on 1200i
09-15-2016, 12:28 PM (This post was last modified: 09-15-2016 12:30 PM by videot.)
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Volumes Greater Than 16 TB on 1200i
I see that on the release notes for Firmware 1.2.0 that 1200i can support Volume Sizes above 16 TB. I have tried to create such a volume, but the slider will only go to 16 TB And I have a total of 45 TB capacity, with only 16 TB of that used.

I have OSX Yosemite 10.10.5 installed.
I have the Drobo Dashboard 2.5.4 installed (due to the iSCSI Initiator issue). I know that I can upgrade and not lose the initiator--I just haven't had a reason to do it yet.

Is this inability to create larger volumes due to not having the latest dashboard installed? If so, I am willing to try the upgrade to 2.8.2; I just don't want to upset the apple cart with the initiator if it's not going to get me anything.

I should add that we also have a B800i attached; hence my concern with the iSCSI Initiator.

Thanks for any help you can give.

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09-16-2016, 01:25 PM
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RE: Volumes Greater Than 16 TB on 1200i
I decided to go ahead and upgrade the Dashboard to 2.8.2.

The iSCSI initiator was apparently not deleted because the B800i came right back up.

I was able to "thin provision" a 64Tb volume, so apparently an upgrade from 2.5.4 is needed to take advantage of the increased volume and pool capabilities.

Just thought I'd let everyone know.

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09-16-2016, 02:33 PM
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RE: Volumes Greater Than 16 TB on 1200i
thanks for your info videot

(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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