The Drobo 5TB (5x1TB) 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.
5 x WD 1TB Desktop Everyday 3.5" Hard Drive
Store and access up to 1TB of your files in a desktop computer, NAS device, or RAID array using the 1TB Desktop 3.5" Everyday Internal Hard Drive from WD. 1TB will allow you to store movies, photos, music, documents, and much more. Compatible with computers running Windows and Mac OS, this hard drive connects to your system's 3.5" bay via the SATA 6 GB/s interface.
In terms of speed, this drive operates at 7200 rpm, allowing quick access to your data. This 1TB drive also features a 64MB cache to help ensure uninterrupted data transfers.
Included with this hard drive are mounting screws.
NoTouch Ramp Load Technology
The recording head never touches the disk media, ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit
Low Power Consumption
Seeking algorithms and power management features help ensure low power consumption
Tested for Compatibility
This drive is tested on hundreds of systems on a variety of platforms ensuring enhanced system compatibility
Upgrading the Drive is Easy
Migrate your current system to your new WD drive using Acronis True Image WD Edition, available as a free download on the WD Support site. This software enables you to copy all your data to a new drive so you don't have to reinstall your operating system to get the benefits of a new drive