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Drobo 5D Professional Storage Array

Drobo 20TB (5 x 4TB) Drobo 5D Kit with Drives

Drobo 20TB (5 x 4TB) Drobo 5D Kit with Drives

B&H # DRDRDR5A21K5 (B&H Kit)
Drobo 20TB (5 x 4TB) Drobo 5D Kit with Drives

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Drobo 5D Professional Storage Array Seagate 4TB NAS SATA III 3.5" Internal HDD (OEM) Drobo 20TB (5 x 4TB) Drobo 5D Kit with Drives

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  • 20TB Storage Capacity with Drives
  • Includes 5 x 4TB HDDs
  • Highly Desktop Scalable Storage Array
  • 2 x Thunderbolt / 1 x USB 3.0 Ports
  • Hot Swappable Drives
  • Battery Backed Memory
  • SATA 6 Gb/s Interface per Drive
  • 64MB Multisegmented Cache per Drive
  • Low-RPM Spindle Speed
  • 600,000 Load/Unload Cycles per Drive
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  • 1Description

This B&H Kit includes the Drobo 5D Storage Array and five 4TB hard drives. This Drobo storage array comes equipped with five storage bays capable of holding up to five 3.5" SATA I/II/III drives and one mSATA solid state drive. This kit includes five 4TB internal hard drives specially designed for use in small NAS systems similar to the Drobo 5D. After inserting the five hard drives you can configure those drives to suit a variety of storage needs as this storage array offers Drobo's own BeyondRAID technology.

Additional features offered by the Drobo 5D include Data Aware Tiering, Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity, protection from drive failure, a variable-speed cooling fan, and much more.

  • Drobo 5D Professional Storage Array

    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 up to five 3.5" SATA I/II/III drives and one mSATA solid state drive (drives 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 (Thunderbolt cable sold separately). 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.

    You can also daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt devices and/or a non-Thunderbolt monitor at the end of the chain. And, the bi-directional 10 Gbps performance of Thunderbolt allows all devices in the chain to achieve maximum throughput.

    But Thunderbolt isn't the only option. The Drobo 5D also sports USB 3.0 connections, which is still 12 x above the transfer rates for USB 2.0. This interface allows PC users to utilize the power of the Drobo 5D right out of the box.

    The Drobo 5D also uses their proprietary Data-Aware Tiering technology, usually reserved for business-class storage solutions, but 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. If you want a total, all-out speed/storage solution, you could load all the bays with solid state drives. Minimal seek time, no drive spinning - pure zoom.

    And the Drobo 5D is built on the BeyondRAID technology, which features single- or dual-drive redundancy. This added layer of protection will create mirrors of one drive so that you'll always have a backup. Paired with the ability to hot-swap drives, this conceivably allows you to formulate a game plan on the fly in the case of a drive failure or power outage.

    Speaking of power outages, the Drobo 5D also includes a battery backup for all data in memory or cache, - anything on its way to the drives, in other words.

    The design of the unit has you in mind as well -it's sleek, sturdy, and has a carrierless drive-bay design so that hard drives fit closer to each other, and the unit houses a significantly quieter variable-speed cooling fan.

    The Drobo 5D is the perfect choice for content managers or data archivists that need speed and performance and room in one easy-to-use desktop enclosure.

    BeyondRAID Technology
    BeyondRaid Technology features single- or dual-drive redundancy. This added layer of protection will create mirrors of one drive so that you'll always have a backup.
    Data Aware Tiering
    Data-Aware Tiering technology, usually reserved for business-class storage solutions, is also available in this portable 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.
    Thunderbolt and USB 3.0
    Drobo Mini 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. This allows even the most portable laptop computers access to high-performance storage while retaining connectivity to other devices and an external monitor. Drobo is the only storage array that offers Thunderbolt and USB 3.0. This latest USB also offers high-performance connectivity and is backward compatibility with computers running compatible versions of Mac OS X or Windows.
    Power and Critical Data
    Drobo doesn't just protect you from a drive failure, but also from potential data loss after a power outage. Drobo Mini 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 nonvolatile storage. The battery recharges itself and is designed to last for the life of the product.
    Quiet
    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.
    UPC: 094922385062
  • 5 x Seagate 4TB NAS SATA III 3.5" Internal HDD (OEM)

    The 4TB NAS Internal HDD (OEM) from Seagate is a large capacity hard drive designed for use in small NAS systems including home servers or desktop NAS solutions, small-business file sharing, backup servers and more. While this drive is designed to be used in small NAS configurations, you can also utilize this drive in a single drive configuration as it comes with sufficient storage to save a variety of files including videos, music, photos, documents and more. Along with enhanced storage capacity, you also benefit from a 64MB multisegmented cache along with a SATA 6 Gb/s interface for fast, efficient data transfers.

    NASWorks technology supports customized error recovery controls, power management and vibration tolerance for optimal performance and reliability in a 1- to 8-bay solution
    NAS error recovery controls optimize drive health by helping to ensure drives are not dropped from the NAS and sent into a RAID rebuild
    Improved vibration tolerance and emission in multi-drive systems with dual-plane balance
    Advanced power management supports multiple power profiles for low-power, 24×7 performance
    Enhanced performance with NASWorks balances sequential and random performance, ideal for both small business and personal profiles
    Quiet drive operation enhances customer experience in living room or office environments
    4TB drives offer high capacity in purpose-built NAS storage
    UPC: 763649048139
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Specifications
  • Drobo 5D Professional Storage Array
    Interface Thunderbolt (Mac only)
    USB 3.0
    Drive Types Supported SATA I/II/II, mSATA
    System Requirements Mac OS X 10.7 and higher
    Windows 7 SP1 32 and 64 bit
    Windows 8 32 and 64 bit
    Power Requirements AC Input - 100 to 240 VAC~2 A, 50-60 Hz
    DC Output - 12V, 12.5 A, 150 W max
    Dimensions (WxHxD) Width: 7.3 in x 5.9 x 10.3" / 150.3 x 185.4 x 262.3 mm
    Weight 8.5 lb / 3.86 kg (without hard drives, power supply, or packaging)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.8 x 13.7 x 10.2"
  • 5 x Seagate 4TB NAS SATA III 3.5" Internal HDD (OEM)
    Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
    Halogen Free Yes
    NASWorks
    Number of Drive Bays Supported 1 to 8
    Dual-Plane Balance Yes
    Vibration Tolerance for Small NAS Yes
    NASWorks Error Recovery Control Yes
    Performance
    Cache 64 MB (multisegmented)
    SATA Transfer Rates Supported 6.0 Gb/s
    Spindle Speed (RPM) Low-RPM spindle speed
    (Actual spindle speed not specified by manufacturer)
    Power-On or Standby to Ready <17 sec (typical)
    Max Sustained Data Rate, OD Read 180 MB/s
    Voltage
    Voltage Tolerance, Including Noise (5V) ±5%
    Voltage Tolerance, Including Noise (12V) ±10%
    Power Management
    Startup Current (12V typical, amps) 2
    Operating Average (W) 4.8
    Idle Average (W) 3.95
    Standby/Sleep Mode (typical, W) 0.5
    Environmental Requirements
    Temperature Operating Temperature: 32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
    Non-Operating Temperature: -40 to 158°F / -40 to 70°C
    Shock 68°/86°F per hour max 20°/30°C per hour max
    Operating Shock Operating: 2ms (max, Gs) 80
    Non-Operating: 2ms (max, Gs) 300
    Acoustics Idle (typical, bels): 2.3
    Operational (typical, bels): 2.5
    Reliability
    Load/Unload Cycles 600,000
    Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read 1 per 10E14 max
    Power-On Hours 8760
    Mean Time Between Failures 1M
    Physical Specifications
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 1.0 x 4.0 x 5.8" / 26.1 x 101.6 x 147.0 mm
    Weight 1.35 lb / 0.61 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.4 x 6.2 x 3.2"

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