i posted this in another thread here but got no answer. i guess it's better posted here. can some mod/admin help me delete that thread plz thanks. ====================== My Drobo thingy arrived today. my brother received it and installed it. and out of curiosity, he took one of the hard drives out of my MP and inserted it into the drobo. and he restarted the computer... you know, the regular steps. well, there's a BIG "but" here. there's a sticker saying that, whenever you insert a hard-drive into Drobo, it erases it right away. so, my entire full 500GB of movies and musics and stuffs went "puff" now. my bro says when the OSX asked to initiate the drive, he freaked out and canceled every thing the computer asked him to do. but still, OSX won't recognize the disk now unless we erase it and initiate it (which means data will really be gone) i only have a small hope that Drobo only wrote some initial information onto the drive and did not format it entirely, so technically there should be a way to recover those data. anybody got any idea? i suppose there are programs that do this stuffs. on the Windows side i got Recovery which is excellent. but this drive is Mac data so that program won't help.