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Since Drobo's so-called "BeyondRAID" is analogous to a custom RAID 5 implementation, will using a drive with Time-Limited Error Recovery features enabled be of benefit to the Drobo array? I haven't been able to find any information in the Drobo knowledgebase.

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  • Have you asked the Drobo's support? They're pretty responsive (at least for me).
    – liori
    Commented Sep 1, 2009 at 18:22
  • I haven't called, but that's my next step if the folks here don't know. Like I said, there was nothing about it in the knowledge base. Commented Sep 1, 2009 at 20:12
  • Any update on this David?
    – Cheekysoft
    Commented Sep 27, 2009 at 21:28
  • No, I haven't followed up yet. I'll post here when I do. Commented Sep 30, 2009 at 17:42
  • bump. still an issue? Commented Jan 7, 2010 at 21:49

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Talked to Netgear and Drobo about a month ago about it. They told us that TLER is supported and we created a quick post about it at http://www.abmx.com/articles/improvements-in-software-raids.

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