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Drobo 5D Professional Storage Array

Drobo 5TB (5x1TB) Drobo 5D Kit

Drobo 5TB (5x1TB) Drobo 5D Kit

B&H # DRDRDR5A21K (B&H Kit)
Drobo 5TB (5x1TB) Drobo 5D Kit

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Drobo 5D Professional Storage Array WD 1TB Desktop Everyday 3.5" Hard Drive Drobo 5TB (5x1TB) Drobo 5D Kit

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  • 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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  • 1Description

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.

  • 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. With six Drobo 5D arrays in a chain, you can have up to 96 TB of usable capacity. 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 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
    UPC: 718037815732
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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.x Lion
    Mac OS X 10.8.x Mountain Lion
    Windows 7 SP1 32 and 64 bit
    Windows 8 32 and 64 bit
    Power Requirements AC Input - 100-240VAC~2A, 50-60Hz
    DC Output - 12V, 12.5A, 150W 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 WD 1TB Desktop Everyday 3.5" Hard Drive
    Product Specifications
    Disk Capacity 1 TB
    Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
    Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
    Buffer 64 MB
    Form Factor 3.5"
    Formatted Capacity 1,000,204 MB
    User Sectors per Drive 1,953,525,168
    Bytes per Sector 512
    Dedicated Landing Zone Yes
    Actuator Latch/Auto Park Yes
    Operating System
    OS Compatibility Windows 8, 7, and Vista
    Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, or Snow Leopard
    Regulatory
    NRCAN Compliant Yes
    RoHS Compliant Yes
    Product Dimensions
    Dimensions 1.063 x 5.787 x 4.016" / 2.700 x 14.699 x 10.201 cm
    Weight 0.97 lb / 0.44 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 5.0 x 2.6"
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