I have a Firewire DROBO with three Seagate 1TB drives in it and one WESTERN DIGITAL WD10EADS Caviar® Green 1 TB, 32 MB Cache, SATA 3 Gb/s 1TB SATA 3.0 5400 RPM 32MB Buffer Hard Drive in it. I went with the WD last time because of the awful Seagate firmware fiasco’s lately.
While doing some routine troubleshooting with the DROBO techs they said :
After reviewing your diagnostic file, the drive in slot 4: WD-WCAV51020621 WDCWD10EADS-00M2B0 has had one FULL timeout. I recommend you remove this drive if it is still in your Drobo.
They implied imminent drive failure etc. The drive is only 9 months old and I am sure its still under warranty and I will persue that but I wondered if someone could explain this “FULL TIMEOUT” thing and what it means and if WE would take this as reason to replace the drive…