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Drobo 5N 5 Bay Desktop NAS Storage Device

Drobo 5N 5 Bay Desktop NAS Storage Device

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Quicklinx: 8L8HWS00 Mfr#: DRDS4A31
  • Windows 8 (32/64 bits)

Description

Drobo 5N: The Faster, Easier Drobo for Your Network

The Drobo 5N was designed with one purpose in mind: to deliver the best ever experience sharing storage and accessing data. From the moment you plug it in and it is instantly accessible on your network, you'll know there's nothing like it. The Drobo 5N is perfect for any connected home, home office, or small office environment needing a simple, safe device for sharing and backing up data over the network.

Not only is Drobo 5N 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, videos, and audio files as well as store and back up all the computers on your network.


Data Protection and Expandability Made Simple

SDR and DDR on the Drobo 5N

Built on award-winning BeyondRAID technology with single- or dual-drive redundancy, Drobo 5N 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.

Drobo Apps

Drobo Apps

Drobo Apps are embedded applications that extend the capabilities of the Drobo 5N. Drobo has partnered with strategic application vendors and solution providers, such as Barracuda Copy and Plex, who offer features that will greatly enhance how users interact with their data.

Like a Drobo, Drobo Apps are designed to be simple to install and configure. Installation is performed from within Drobo Dashboard, and all applications are fully supported by Drobo and our technology partners.

High-Speed Connectivity

The Drobo 5N is equipped with a single Gigabit Ethernet port for network connectivity and connects directly to your network to make sharing your data easy. Just plug it into any switch or wireless router and you're ready to go. You can even connect the Drobo 5N directly to the Ethernet port on your computer without having to configure any settings.

Capacity AND Performance

Inserting mSATA SSD in Drobo 5N

Data-Aware Tiering technology, usually reserved for business-class storage solutions, is also available in this networked Drobo. It intelligently uses the high-performance SSDs to accelerate performance of the storage array, allowing applications such as Adobe Lightroom and Apple iPhoto or iTunes 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" 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 5N battery

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 5N 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.

Drobo 5N measurements

Designed for You

Drobo devices have always been space efficient and the Drobo 5N 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 because of Drobo's unique carrierless drive-bay design, allowing drives to be installed very close to each other.

Drobo 5N 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.

  • Leave your limitations behind... go BeyondRAID

    Built on award-winning BeyondRAID technology, the Drobo 5N protects your data without any intervention - even in the event of multiple drive failures. You can even switch from single to dual disk redundancy with a single click, ensuring enterprise-level dual parity data protection when required. Drobo's with BeyondRAID are also self-healing and have virtual hot-spares. If a drive happens to fail, Drobo will automatically re-layout the data to return to a protected state without disruption. Drobo takes the up-front guess work out of determining the amount of capacity you require. Buy the capacity you need today, and when you need more storage, simply replace your smallest drive with a larger one and immediately use that capacity in seconds. You can even mix and match drive brands, capacities and speeds. To further enhance your experience, every Drobo comes with Smart Volume technology. Smart Volumes are thinly provisioned volumes that automatically utilize capacity as needed from a common pool of storage. Additionally, as data is deleted, free capacity is returned to that common pool, immediately increasing the available capacity. BeyondRAID along with Smart Volumes deliver next-generation storage technology by bringing together enhanced data protection, reliability, expandability, and ease-of-use.
  • Compact, expandable design

    Expanding your storage capacity with a Drobo couldn't be easier. There's no long, risky process to add capacity to a Drobo - no need to go through the time consuming and complex administration of destroying your RAID sets and recreating with larger drives; and then finally restoring from your backup. When it's time to add storage capacity to a Drobo, simply insert additional disk drives or replace the smallest disks with larger ones. The unique compact, carrier-less drive-bay design results in an attractive, efficient storage array that won't dominate your valuable desk space. If you're running low on space, the lights on the front of the Drobo 5N tell you exactly what to do. The innovative, user-friendly industrial design allows you to add or hot-swap larger capacity drives, without tools, on the fly, for storage expansion with zero downtime. Expand your capacity without missing a beat while safely storing and backing up all personal data with ease and peace of mind. It's that simple!
  • Capacity and performance

    Usually reserved for larger enterprise-class storage solutions, the Drobo 5N gives you the option to implement Hot Data Caching through the Drobo Accelerator Bay. This feature intelligently uses high-performance flash to accelerate performance, allowing the fastest possible access to your data. To keep capacity of your Drobo 5N at a maximum, the Drobo Accelerator Bay accepts an industry-standard mSATA SSD, leaving all five 3.5" 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 5N gives you the flexibility to choose!
  • DroboApps

    The myDrobo platform provides end-to-end secure access to services on your Drobo from the public internet, through a user chosen mydrobo.com address. It enables services such as DroboAccess, Koken and WordPress to be accessed remotely in a secure fashion. DroboPix allows secure and automatic uploads of mobile photos and videos. Other Drobo Apps are embedded applications that extend the capabilities of the Drobo 5N. Partnering with strategic application vendors and solution providers (e.g. Elephant Drive & Plex), Drobo now offers enhanced features that augment user data interaction. Drobo Apps are designed to be simple to install and configure - just like a Drobo! Installation is performed from within Drobo Dashboard, and all applications are fully supported by Drobo and technology partners.
  • Centralize your backup

    The Drobo 5N enables you to centralize your network backup for Mac and Windows users in small offices or workgroup environments. With the most seamless support for Apple Time Machine by any network storage system on the market, backing up your data is as easy as clicking a box in the Drobo Dashboard!
  • Power protecting your critical data

    The Drobo 5N doesn't just protect from drive failures, it also includes a battery backup system that protects all data in memory or cache. That's right, Enterprise grade data protection for you on your Drobo 5N! If power spontaneously goes away, the Drobo stays alive long enough for the data to be written to disk, ensuring your important information is always safe. The onboard battery recharges itself and is designed to last for the life of the product.

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
Drobo 5N - NAS server - 0 GB
Device Type
NAS server
Host Connectivity
Gigabit Ethernet
Total Storage Capacity
0 GB
Max Supported Capacity
50 TB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
0 (installed) / 5 (max)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
15.03 cm x 26.23 cm x 18.54 cm
Weight
3.9 kg
Storage Controller
SATA SATA 6Gb/s
Hard Drive
SATA 6Gb/s
Networking
Network adapter 10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE
Power
AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
System Requirements
Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits) SP1, Apple MacOS X 10.7 Lion, Windows 8 (32/64 bits), Apple MacOS X 10.8.x
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year warranty


Detail

General

Device Type
NAS server
Host Connectivity
Gigabit Ethernet
Total Storage Capacity
0 GB
Max Supported Capacity
50 TB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
0 (installed) / 5 (max)
Width
15.03 cm
Depth
26.23 cm
Height
18.54 cm
Weight
3.9 kg

Storage Controller

Type
SATA - internal
Interface Type
SATA 6Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate
600 MBps
Max Storage Devices Qty
5

Hard Drive

Type
HDD - hot-swap - 2.5" / 3.5" shared
Interface Type
SATA 6Gb/s

Networking

Type
Network adapter
Data Link Protocol
10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE
Network Services Compatibility
Microsoft CIFS, Server Message Block (SMB), Apple File Protocol (AFP)
Features
Jumbo Frames support

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Bays
5 (total) / 5 (free) x hot-swap - 2.5" / 3.5"
Interfaces
1 x Ethernet 1000Base-T - RJ-45

Miscellaneous

Cables Included
1 x network cable - 1.8 m
Features
Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), BeyondRAID technology, built-in cooling fan

Power

Power Device
Internal power supply
Voltage Required
AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
Power Provided
150 Watt

Software / System Requirements

Software Included
Drivers & Utilities, Drobo Dashboard, Apple Time Machine
OS Required
Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits) SP1, Apple MacOS X 10.7 Lion, Windows 8 (32/64 bits), Apple MacOS X 10.8.x

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
Limited warranty - 1 year
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