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Drobo 5D 5 Bay Desktop DAS Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 Beyond RAID

£661.28

Redefining Professional Storage. Again.

Redesigned from the ground up to meet the data storage needs of today's media creators and demanding professionals, Drobo 5D builds on the fully automated functionality of previous Drobos by adding blazing-fast performance. Leveraging cutting-edge Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity-along with the innovative use of solid state drives (SSDs) -Drobo 5D is the highest-performing personal storage array on the planet.

Not only is Drobo 5D fast, but it's easy-to-use, expandable, flexible, and protected-exactly what's expected from a Drobo. You can safely store and edit photos and videos as well as store and back up personal data.


Data Protection and Expandability Made Simple

Built on award-winning BeyondRAID technology with single- or dual-drive redundancy, Drobo 5D protects your data without any user interaction, even in the event of multiple drive failures.

Drives can be added or hot-swapped on-the-fly for storage expansion with zero downtime. If you're running low on space, the lights on the front tell you what to do. Just add a drive in an empty bay or remove a smaller drive and replace it with a larger one.


Power of Thunderbolt & Flexibility of USB

Thunderbolt I/O technology provides performance that's up to 5x faster than the previous-generation Drobos. This allows you to move large amounts of data in a fraction of the time it used to take. Visit the Thunderbolt technology site to learn more about this exciting new way to connect devices.

Drobo 5D is equipped with dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining. Connect up to six Thunderbolt devices and/or a non-Thunderbolt monitor at the end of the chain. With six Drobo 5D arrays in a chain, you can have up to 96 TB of usable capacity. And, the bi-directional 10 Gbps performance of Thunderbolt allows all devices in the chain to achieve maximum throughput.

Drobo is the only storage array that offers Thunderbolt AND USB 3.0. This latest generation of USB also offers high-performance connectivity and is backward compatibility with any computer running compatible versions of Mac OS X or Windows.

NOTE: Thunderbolt is currently supported only on Mac OS X.


Capacity AND Performance

Data-Aware Tiering technology, usually reserved for business-class storage solutions, is also available in this desktop Drobo. It intelligently uses the high-performance flash in SSDs to accelerate performance of the storage array, allowing applications such as Adobe Premiere and Apple Aperture fast access to data. To keep capacity of the Drobo at a maximum, the Drobo Accelerator Bay accepts an industry-standard mSATA SSD, leaving all five 3.5 inch drives bays available for high-capacity HDDs.

If getting the fastest performance possible is your thing, you can also load up every drive bay with SSDs. Drobo gives you the flexibility to choose.


Power Protecting Your Critical Data

Drobo doesn't just protect you from a drive failure, but also from potential data loss after a power outage. Often found only in arrays that cost tens of thousands of dollars, Drobo 5D includes a battery that protects all data in memory, or cache, that is, data on its way to the drives.

When power spontaneously goes away, the battery keeps the Drobo alive long enough for the data to be written to non-volatile storage, ensuring your important information is safe. This battery recharges itself and is designed to last for the life of the product.


Designed for You

Drobos have always been space efficient and the Drobo 5D is no exception. It was designed from the ground up to provide very high capacity without taking up a lot of your valuable desk space. It is compact mostly because of Drobo's unique carrierless drive-bay design, allowing drives to be installed very close to each other. The result is an attractive storage array that's up to 34% smaller than the leading competition.

Drobo 5D is also significantly quieter than previous-generation Drobos due to its tuned, large, variable-speed cooling fan. You can even configure Drobo to spin down drives when they're not in use to further reduce noise and save energy.

Specs


Connectivity

2 x Thunderbolt ports; second port for daisy chaining Thunderbolt devices (Mac OS X only)
1 x USB 3.0 port
Thunderbolt and USB cables included

Capacity

Up to five (5) 3.5 inch SATA II / III hard disk drives or solid state drives (sold separately)
and one (1) mSATA solid state drive (sold separately)
Drives of any manufacturer, capacity, spindle speed, and/or cache can be used. No carriers or tools required.
Expandable by adding drives or hot-swapping drives with larger ones. Use the 5-bay Capacity Calculator to estimate available storage in various configurations

BeyondRAID Features

Thin Provisioning
Instant Expansion
Mixed Drive Size Utilization
Automatic Protection Levels
Dual Disk Redundancy
Virtual Hot Spare
Data Aware
Drive Re-ordering


Management

Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lights
Drobo Dashboard version 2.3 or later

Operating System Support

Mac OS X 10.7.x Lion
Mac OS X 10.8.x Mountain Lion
Windows 7 SP1 32 and 64 bit
Windows 8 32 and 64 bit

File System Options

Mac OS X: HFS+
Windows: NTFS

Hardware Features

Carrier-less Drive Bays
Power Fail Protection
Kensington Lock Port for Security (lock not included)

Additional Software Features

Data-Aware Tiering
Drive Spin Down
Dim Lights


Warranty

Standard 2-year warranty; extend to 3 years and enhance support with DroboCare Size and Weight

Desktop Form Factor
Width: 5.9 in (150.3 mm)
Height: 7.3 in (185.4 mm)
Depth: 10.3 in (262.3 mm)
Weight: 8.5 lb (without hard drives, power supply, or packaging)

Power and Cooling

External Power Supply: AC Input - 100-240VAC~2A, 50-60Hz; DC Output - 12V, 12.5A, 150W max
Single, fixed, variable speed cooling fan

Box Contents

Drobo 5D
2 m (6.6 ft) Thunderbolt cable
2 m (6.6 ft) USB 3.0 cable
1.8 m (6 ft) power cord with power supply
Quick Start Card

Environmentals

Acoustics - Normal Operation: 24 dBA

Add to Cart:

  • Model: DRDR5A31
  • Shipping Weight: 5.9Kg
  • 2 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: drobo


This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 17 February, 2013.

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