Safely Shutting Down Your Drobo 5N Manually

Although we recommend that you use Drobo Dashboard to shut down the Drobo device, you can also manually shut down the Drobo device safely using the following steps.

1.     Check that the activity light on your Drobo device is off, indicating that no data is actively being transferred to or from your Drobo device. Refer to the image below.

Note: If data is actively being transferred, the activity light will be blinking green.

2.     Also check to ensure the drive bay action indicator lights are not blinking alternately between yellow and green. This indicates that your Drobo device is busy working to protect your data. Wait until these lights are a solid green.

Note: If one or more drive bay lights are red, you need to add capacity or replace the current drive. (See Understanding the Indicator Lights.) However, you can still safely shut down your Drobo device.

3.   Unmount or eject the Drobo device by doing one of the following:

         On a Mac, click and drag the Drobo device to the trash.

         In Windows, click on Safely Remove Hardware in your system tray (which is located in the lower-right of your screen, and accessible by clicking an up arrow), and then select the appropriate Drobo device.

4.     Press the power toggle button on the back of your Drobo device once.

It can take up to two minutes for your Drobo device to power down. But afterwards, the power light turns off, indicating your Drobo device has shut down.

See Also

Understanding the Indicator Lights

Safely Shutting Down Your Drobo 5N Using Drobo Dashboard