Thank you for purchasing through links and ads on this site.
diglloyd Deal Finder...
Buy other stuff at
Capacities up to 48TB and speeds up to 1527MB/s
2018 MacBook Pro NEW!
Desktop-grade performance in a laptop—finally!
Brand-new models now discounted up to $150!
View all discounted 2018 MacBook Pro...

Drobo Dashboard

Last updated 2013-02-01 - Send Feedback
Related: backup, storage, Thunderbolt

The screen shots that follow are from the Drobo Dashboard application.


The simple view. In OS X Finder terms where TB = 1000^4 and the usable space is 15.93TB.

Drobo Dashboard

Drobo Dashboard breaks down the storage usage as shown below.

The 14.49TB Drobo Dashboard figure does not match the 16.0TB (TB = 1024^4) volume size that diglloydTools DiskTester sees, which also matches the Finder” 17.59TB (TB = 1000^4).

What’s odd is that the actual volume actually 16.0TB (1024^4), which is larger than what 4 X 4TB can support. So the 14.49TB figure is accurate, but the volume is created claiming 16.0TB, so write errors will occur past the 14.49TB mark. This is the approach Drobo has taken in the past for expansion; it seems to me a bug when using 5 X 4TB drives, since no more expansion is possible. Using more than 14TB of the capacity is not a good plan in any case.

Drobo Dashboard


Green s good. The strength of the Drobo produces are easy to understand green (and if something goes wrong) red lights.

Drobo Dashboard


The volume list. One can use Disk Utility to partition the Drobo also.

Drobo Dashboard



Drobo Dashboard

Drobo Dashboard preferences

Configure as desired.

Drobo Dashboard

Drobo Dashboard general settings

Here is where one can use two drives instead of one for redundancy.

Drobo Dashboard


Durable and fast, up to 1800MB/s
B&H Deal ZoneDeals by Brand/Category/Savings
Deals expire in 20 hours unless noted. Certain deals may last longer.
$1299 SAVE $400 = 23.0% $19 FREE ITEMS Canon 18x50 IS Image Stabilized Binocular in All Other Categories
$1049 SAVE $450 = 30.0% $20 FREE ITEMS Canon EOS 77D DSLR with 18-135mm USM in Cameras: DSLR
$2197 SAVE $900 = 29.0% Nikon D750 DSLR with 24-120mm in Cameras: DSLR
$898 SAVE $100 = 10.0% Sony DSC-RX100 V in Cameras: Point and Shoot | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
Mailing Lists | RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2008-2017 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.
Display info: __RETINA_INFO_STATUS__