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Drobo 5D 5-Bay 3.5" Storage Array with 5x2TB WD Black SATA Hard Drives

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About this item

The Drobo 5D 5-Bay 3.5" Storage Array with 5x2TB WD Black SATA Hard Drives is the highest-performing personal storage array on the planet. Fast, easy-to-use, expandable, flexible, and protected - exactly what's expected from a Drobo. 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.

Thunderbolt I/O technology provides performance that's up to 5x faster than the previous-generation Drobo is the only storage array that offers Thunderbolt & 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. Data-Aware Tiering technology, is also available in this desktop Drobo. Intelligently uses the high-performance flash in SSDs to accelerate performance of the storage array. 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.

Drobo 5D includes a battery that protects all data in memory, or cache. 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. It was designed from the ground up to provide very high capacity without taking up a lot of your valuable desk space.

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.

What's Included With This Item

  • Drobo 5D 5-Bay 3.5" Storage Array with 5x2TB WD Black SATA Hard Drives
  • 2m Thunderbolt Cable
  • 2m USB 3.0 Cable
  • 1.8m Power Cord with Power Supply
  • Quick Start Card
  • Drobo 2 Years Warranty

Key Features

  • Desktop HD Enclosure
  • Holds 5 x 3.5' SATA I/II/III HDDs
  • Holds 1 x mSATA SSD
  • Thunderbolt / USB 3.0
  • Any Drive/Manufacturer/Speed/Spindle
  • Battery Backup
  • Hot Swappable Drives

Technical 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
Management Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lights
Drobo Dashboard version 2.3 or later
Capacity 10TB (5x 2TB WD Caviar Black Hard Drives)
Holds Up to five (5) 3.5" SATA II / III hard disk drives or solid state drives (sold separately) and one (1) mSATA solid state drive (sold separately)
RAID Thin Provisioning
Instant Expansion
Mixed Drive Size Utilization
Automatic Protection Levels
Dual Disk Redundancy
Virtual Hot Spare
Data Aware
Drive Re-ordering
File System Options Mac OS X: HFS+
Windows: NTFS
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
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
Acoustics - Normal Operation 24 dBA
Dimensions (WxHxD) 7.3x5.9x10.3" / 185x150x261.6mm
Weight 8.5 lb / 3.86 kg (without hard drives, power supply)
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