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Drobo 5D (Thunderbolt and USB 3.0)

Designed from the ground up to meet the data storage needs of today's media creators and demanding professionals the 5D builds on Drobo's fully automated functionality with blazing-fast performance in a compact design. 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 it fast Drobo 5D is easy-to-use expandable flexible and guaranteed safe.

Leave Your Limitations Behind ... Go BeyondRAID®

Built on our award-winning BeyondRAID technology the Drobo 5D 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 BeyondRAID are usefull with 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 guesswork out up front or 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 use Immediately 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 axis data is deleted milling capacity is Returned To that common pool Immediately increase increasing the available capacity.

Beyond Raid alongwith Smart Volumes deliver next-generation storage technology by bringing together enhanced data protection reliability expandability and ease-of-use. Learn More

Time Machine and Drobo: A Perfect Pairing

Apple's Time Machine was designed to make backing up your files simple and painless. Pairing Time Machine with Drobo Improves your data protection by Ensuring your data is safe in the event of hard drive failure.

Control How Much Storage Time Machine Uses

Apple's guidelines are to set the storage space for Time Machine at twice the size of the Mac's hard drive that's to be protected. Time Machine users knowthat Gradually it will use all available disk space without an easy way to stop this from happening. With Drobo you can easily control the maximum storage space available for Time Machine backups through Drobo Dashboard. When you install a Drobo Drobo Dashboard prompts to see if you want to create a dedicated storage volume for Time Machine's use-allowing you to set the size of this volume.

Compact Expandable design

Expanding your storage capacity with a Drobo could not be easier. There's no lung risky process to add capacity to a Drobo - no need to go through the time consuming and complex administration or 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 drive or replace the smallest disk with larger ones. The unique compact carrier-less drive bay design results in an attractive efficient storage array thatwill not dominate your valuable desk space.

If you're running low on space the lights on the front of the Drobo 5D 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 failure 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 5D 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 5D at a maximum the Drobo Accelerator Bay accepts an industry-standard mSATA SSD leaving all five 3.5 "drive bays available for high-capacity HDDs.

If getting the fastest performance possible is your thing you can ook load up every drive bay with SSDs. Drobo 5D gives you the flexibility to choose!

Connectivity Without Compromise

Drobo Mini and Drobo 5D are the the only storage solutions That sacrifice Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity in the same box.

Multiple Thunderbolt ports allow you to simultaneously connect up to six Thunderbolt devices at once. With bi-directional 10 Gbps performance Thunderbolt Technology Allows all devices in the chain to Achieve maximum throughput.

This latest generation of 5Gbps USB 3.0 offers high-performance connectivity and is backward compatible with any computer running qualified versions of Mac OS X or Windows.

Power Protecting Your Critical Data

The Drobo 5D does not just protect from drive failures ook it 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 5D! 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.

Box Contents

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