Useful tips

How do I access my Drobo drive?

How do I access my Drobo drive?

Login to the ElephantDrive website using the credentials configured in a previous section. On the Files tab, click My Computers. From the list of computers listed, select the hostname of the Drobo 5N. Navigate through the directory tree to the desired location.

How do I set up Drobo?

This can be done in just a few easy steps!

  1. Install Drobo Dashboard.
  2. Install an mSATA SSD (optional).
  3. Insert the drives.
  4. Connect the cables.
  5. Turn on the power and format the drives.

What does Drobo stand for?

Data Robot
Data Robot (Drobo) is a total digital storage solution comprised of direct attached storage (DAS), network attached storage (NAS) and storage area network (SAN) devices. Drobo increases storage capacity without downtime by automatically distributing hard drive data between two or more device sources.

Who bought Drobo?

StorCentric
StorCentric acquired Drobo and Nexsan in August of 2018 to provide a robust portfolio of storage solutions with a broad and feature rich product line.

How do I connect my Drobo to my Mac?

Mac Users:

  1. In Finder click the Go option.
  2. Click the Connect to Server option.
  3. Enter in the following for AFP or SMB: For AFP use afp://Drobo IP Address. For SMB use smb://Drobo IP Address.
  4. Click Connect.
  5. Then select the either Registered User or the Guest option. This is the Name and Password of the Drobo.

How do I turn on my Drobo?

Power on the Drobo Press and hold the power button on the back of the Drobo and hold for 3 seconds. If you are using a UPS or surge protector and are still experiencing problems, try connecting the Drobo directly to the wall, bypassing the UPS or surge protector.

How do I access Drobo 5N?

For the user to access a share, he/she needs to:

  1. Install and run Drobo Dashboard on his/her computer.
  2. Have access to the Drobo 5N device over the network.
  3. For shares assigned to this user in particular, log in to the Drobo 5N using the username and password assigned by the administrator when he/she set up the user.

How does Drobo storage work?

What is Drobo? Drobo connects to your computer or network and provides redundant data protection without the complexities of traditional RAID. Dynamically expand storage any time. Drobo currently holds up to 36TB, depending on the model, using any combination of 3.5″ disk drives or 2.5″ drives for the Drobo Mini.

Why is Drobo sold out?

All Drobo products have been out of stock or severely inventory constrained in both the Drobo Store and retail channels since the beginning of 2020. Drobo initially blamed this on supply chain issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.