Expanding a Drobo

I use my Drobo for Time Machine backups, which very quickly eats up disk space. With 2 drives installed, the Drobo had a capacity of a little less than 1TB, which was about half full. Since it has 4 bays, that leaves plenty of room for expansion.

Last week, a few places were selling the WD Caviar 1TB SATA drive for $95, so I took advantage of that to upgrade my Drobo before I ran out of space. When the drive arrived today, all I had to do was slide it into an open bay and it was immediately recognized. I didn’t even have to shut down the Drobo to install the drive.

It now has 1.2 TB free out of 1.81 TB available space.

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WD 1TB SATA Drive
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Installing the drive

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Drive is ready
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Done!

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