Mac Mini 2011, the missing Drobo and Disk Warrior
About a week ago I installed security update on my mini and forgot to eject the Drobo DAS before restarting. The DAS will no longer mount, Disk Utilities can see it but not repair it and the Drobo Dashboard can see it (my data is still there). Drobo tech support recommended getting Disk Warrior to make the repairs.
My Disk Warrior disk came in today but I'm having some issues with it.
I'm attempting to boot from the DW disk via a Apple Superdrive but the Mini just won't respond. Whether holding down the C key or Option key and selecting the DW disk the disk spins up for a few moments with the gray Apple screen then a circle slash pops up. I've tried this many times, even leaving it for a half hour to see it responds but nothing. To be clear, the OS is fine, it's the DW bootdisk that's giving me trouble.
I have a MBP that I could use to Target Disk to the Mini but is that going to help at all with the Drobo mounting issue? I'm not all that familiar with the software and the site and manual have very little information in the way of troubleshooting.
Nothing on the Drobo is critical. It's just my DVD and music collection that I've started to rip over the last couple months. I'd rather try to fix it before giving up, reformatting and re-ripping all the media.