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Drobo 20TB (5x4TB) Drobo 5D Kit

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Drobo 20TB (5x4TB) Drobo 5D Kit

Drobo 5D Professional Storage Array HGST 4TB Deskstar 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive Drobo 20TB (5x4TB) Drobo 5D Kit

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Product Highlights

  • Desktop HD Enclosure
  • Holds 5 x 3.5" SATA I/II/III HDDs
  • Holds 1 x mSATA SSD
  • Thunderbolt / USB 3.0
  • Hot Swappable Drives
  • Any Drive/Manufacturer/Speed/Spindle
  • Battery Backup
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You Pay: $1,539.00

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The Drobo 20TB (5x4TB) Drobo 5D Kit from B&H delivers an expandable solution for creative professions and small businesses in need of high performance backup storage.

If you haven't heard of the Drobo, you're probably not being as productive as you could be. The Drobo 5D is one of the easiest to use, simplest to maintain, and most effective enclosure bays in its field of data storage. The Drobo 5D offers room for the five included 3.5" SATA drives and one mSATA solid state drive (sold separately). It handles drives from any manufacturer, at any capacity, spindle speed, and cache. You can add drives on the go - hot-swapping drives is not a problem for the Drobo 5D.

But what puts this unit ahead in the storage game are the dual Thunderbolt ports. We've talked about Thunderbolt before - it's 25 x faster than USB 2.0 - and its data transfer rates almost approach warp speed, but more importantly, for disk arrays of this size, it reliably and safely transfers big-project data across multiple disks. Imagine having to put a crucial 200GB file on a USB 2.0 drive, as you're late for an important meeting and running out the door. You'll be delayed for ten minutes or more, trust us. The same crucial information on a Thunderbolt attached drive - 20 seconds.

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20TB (5x4TB) Drobo 5D Kit

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By bobbygoogootz

from miami fl

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        Comments about 20TB (5x4TB) Drobo 5D Kit:

        We purchased the 5D about a month or so ago. We run a small video production company that handles tons and tons of footage and really needed a backing up system. We thought Drobo was the solution we had been waiting for.After using the product for two weeks it completely failed. It is likely that we have lost terabytes and terabytes of footage before they had the chance to back up. I was told by their service department to "run to [*] to buy a cheap western digital to back up essentials" when things started to hit the fan. What kind of a response is that? They also said ... "is the footage backed up?" The drobo was the backup!!! For 2k plus drive costs I didnt' expect this at all. Also, it seems as though the problem is related to a firmware update which to me is completely inexcusable. Drobo has done little to help other than offering to recover the data.Recovering the Data would be wonderful but I don't know what I'm expected to do their machine once it's back in our hands. Stay away from DROBO and safe yourself the anxiety. May they go out of business soon.

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        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        Thunderbolt Cable

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        Required item: This kit does not come with a Thunderbolt cable.

        Apple - Apple Thunderbolt Cable - 1.6'
        • You Pay: $29.00

        Host Adapters

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        Connect this RAID array to a computer with a host adapter.

        SIIG - DP USB 3.0 4-Port PCIe i/e Adapter Card
        • You Pay: $35.99

        Spare & Replacement Drives

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        Keep a spare drive around in case of drive failure.

        HGST - 4TB Deskstar 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive
        • You Pay: $169.00

        Power Accessories

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        Prevent power surges or outages from damaging your equipment.

        APC - Power-Saving Back-UPS Pro 700 (120V)
        • Reg. Price: $149.95
        • Instant Savings: -$45.00
        • You Pay: $104.95
        • Limited supply at this price
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