Is the Drobo S (2nd Gen Firewire) working with El Capitan ?

in Current Mac Hardware edited September 2015

Does anyone know if the Drobo S (2nd Gen Firewire) working with El Capitan ? I have spoken with Drobo and they have informed me that this is the end of the line for support and testing as far as this particular product goes.... so I'm no left with a situation that I either stay as I am on Yosemite or purchase an upgrade from Drobo.... the Drobo 5D, which also comes only with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity which I'm now not sure will even work with my MacPro 12 Core (Mid 2010) main work computer. I was going to upgrade to a new MacPro but there's new refresh imminent... so I'm at a loss as what to do. I currently have about 15TB (QTY 5 x 3TB Drives) worth of Drobo backup capacity backing up work files, personal photos, movies, music and this is all working perfectly. I also have a partition setup testing all my core apps... and they are all really running well... no real issue... but this issue... which I didn't really even consider seems to be now the big stumbling block to upgrading. Has anyone tested their own Drobo S on the new El Capitan update....? and if so, what was the result/results ? Any adivce or comments most welcome. Best regards, Anthony Irish MacUser and MacAddict


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    crowleycrowley Posts: 5,995member

    I have the 1st Gen Firewire and it works fine with El Cap as a dumb drive.  I don't have Drobo Dashboard installed or anything fancy going on though, so YMMV.

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    Thanks Crowley.... actually I took the plunge earlier today and installed the latest Drobo Dashboard software and all installed and launched without issue.... which is great... as I don't wanna upgrade my Drobo until I update my MacPro 12 Core (2010) with a new 2015/2016 MacPro... so all will be thunderbolt.... :)


    Thanks again for your comments. Most helpful.




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