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HD compatibility for B800i
04-20-2017, 06:47 AM
Post: #1
HD compatibility for B800i
I'm trying to re-purpose an older 800i. I put in 4 WD Black 4TB drives and I'm getting an error saying the discs are incompatible with the firmware. I'm on the most recent firmware, 2.0.6. What drives are compatible? I've read this and i'm not sure why the blacks wouldn't work:

http://www.drobo.com/storage-products/choose-drive/

Any help would be much appreciated.
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04-20-2017, 02:43 PM
Post: #2
RE: HD compatibility for B800i
Does anyone know where i can find older version of the firmware?
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04-21-2017, 07:45 PM (This post was last modified: 04-21-2017 07:45 PM by Paul.)
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RE: HD compatibility for B800i
hi andcbii, theres a link for the firmwares here if you need
http://www.drobospace.com/forums/showthr...http://www.drobospace.com/forums/showthread.php?
(you might need to go up a folder to swap o/s if you need particular files or dashboards too)

if the 4TB drives were already having a diskpack, you might need to do a full reset or reformat on them (but Only if you do not need anything on those drives)

(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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04-25-2017, 10:45 AM
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RE: HD compatibility for B800i
Full reset did the job.
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04-26-2017, 09:59 AM
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RE: HD compatibility for B800i
ah am glad to hear, thanks for the update andcbii Smile

(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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