I hate it when this happens… It looks like a 4TB drive in my 5-bay Drobo has gone out. Drobo cannot detect it. I have dual-drive redundancy enabled, so two drives can fail and I’d still have my data… Fortunately.
Hopefully, I won’t have two drives fail between now and the time my replacement drive arrives. :)
On the plus, drive prices have dropped since I bought these drives in 2019. I’ll begin the process of upgrading drives to 6TB models over coming months, money permitting.
(Cross posting from my Appleause.com website. Over there, I post things related to Apple, Mac, iOS, etc.)
The Drobo 5C was introduced in October 2016 for $349. There has already been a $50 discount code ($299) and a one-day Amazon.com sale (also $299). Yesterday, the price tracking site, Camel Camel Camel, alerted me of a $279 price on Amazon:
By the time you see this posting, the price may no longer be valid, but you might consider activating a Camel Camel Camel account to do your own tracking. You will receive an e-mail alert when the desired item (anything on Amazon) reaches the price you want. It also shows a historic graph of the price the item has been since tracking began.