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Drobo 5D Professional Storage Array

Drobo 20TB (5x4TB) Drobo 5D Kit

Drobo 20TB (5x4TB) Drobo 5D Kit

B&H # DRDRDR5A21K3 (B&H Kit)
Drobo 20TB (5x4TB) Drobo 5D Kit

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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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  • 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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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.

  • 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 HGST 4TB Deskstar 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive

    The 4TB Deskstar 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive from Hitachi is a stellar upgrade for your desktop computer's hard disk drive. The hard disk drive with this kit holds a huge capacity of 4TB and fits into your computer's 3.5" drive bay. It features a SATA III interface that can deliver enhanced data transfer speeds. Because this HDD uses a ramp load/unload design that eliminates direct contact between the read/write heads and the disk platter, the risk of shock damage is minimized. This design also improves the drive's reliability and power efficiency.

    Hard disk drive with a large storage capacity of 4TB
    The 3.5" SATA hard drive spins at a fast 7200rpm and is an exceptional upgrade for your desktop computer
    The drive utilizes a ramp load/unload design that minimizes the risk of shock damage. Direct contact is eliminated between the read/write heads and disks, reducing wear and heat while improving overall drive reliability and power efficiency
    UPC: 705487188912
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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 HGST 4TB Deskstar 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive
    Performance
    Capacity 4TB
    Interface SATA III 6Gb/s
    Drive Speed 7200rpm
    Buffer 64MB
    Latency Average Not specified by the manufacturer
    Data Transfer Rate Interface Transfer Rate:
    Up to 300MB/s

    Media Transfer Rate:
    Up to 1621 Mbits/sec
    General
    Power Requirements +5 VDC (+/-5%)
    +12 VDC (+/-10%)
    Environmental Requirements Operating
    Temperature: 41° to 140°F / 5° to 60° C
    Relative Humidity: 8% to 90%
    Shock (half-sine wave): 70
    Vibration, random (G RMS 5 to 500 Hz): 0.67 (XYZ)

    Non-operating
    Temperature: -40° to 158°F / -40° to 70°C
    Relative Humidity: 5% to 95%
    Shock (half-sine wave): 300
    Vibration, random (G RMS 5 to 500 Hz): 1.04 (XYZ)
    System Requirements Windows
    Computer system running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 and an available SATA port

    Macintosh
    Mac computer running System 10.5 or newer and an available SATA port
    Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.9 x 5.7 x 1" / 10.1 x 14.6 x 2.61cm
    Weight 0.2 lb / 0.74kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.7 x 5.9 x 2.8"

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