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Drobo 5N 5-Bay NAS Storage Array with Gigabit Ethernet

Drobo 10TB (5 x 2TB) 5N 5-Bay NAS Gigabit Ethernet Storage Array Kit with Hard Drives

Drobo 10TB (5 x 2TB) 5N 5-Bay NAS Gigabit Ethernet Storage Array Kit with Hard Drives

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Drobo 10TB (5 x 2TB) 5N 5-Bay NAS Gigabit Ethernet Storage Array Kit with Hard Drives

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Drobo 5N 5-Bay NAS Storage Array with Gigabit Ethernet WD 2TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD20EFRX, Red Drive) Drobo 10TB (5 x 2TB) 5N 5-Bay NAS Gigabit Ethernet Storage Array Kit with Hard Drives

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  • 10TB Storage Capacity with Drives
  • Includes 5 x 2TB Hard Drives
  • 5-Bay Desktop HD NAS Enclosure
  • Hot Swappable
  • Beyond RAID Features
  • 64MB Hard Drive Buffer
  • Fast SATA 6 Gbps Interface
  • 3.5" Hard Drive Form Factor
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  • 1Description

This B&H Kit includes a Drobo 5N 5-Bay NAS Gigabit Ethernet Storage Array and 5 x 2TB Hard Drives providing the necessary storage for small networks. With five carrier-less, tool-less drive bays you can easily hot-swap your drives making it simple to switch out hard drives without powering off the system. This Drobo Storage Array features BeyondRAID technology providing redundant storage technology for enhanced protection, reliability, expandability, and ease-of-use. Each of the hard drives included in this kit features 2TB of storage along with a 6 Gbps Interface allowing for fast access to all of your data stored within this NAS array.

  • Drobo 5N 5-Bay NAS Storage Array with Gigabit Ethernet

    The Drobo 5N 5-Bay NAS Storage Array with Gigabit Ethernet is the optimal solution for small network needs. It features 5 carrier-less, tool-less drive bays that can hold anywhere from a single 200GB to 4TB drives in each bay, for a total maximum capacity of 20TB (drives sold separately). The 3.5" SATA II/III drives can be of mixed capacity, spindle speed and/or cache size, which makes replacing and hot-swapping drives a breeze. It also accommodates one mSATA solid state drive for quick access to any program you need, and allows you to keep the five 3.5" drive bays open for business.

    Other features of the Drobo 5N that will command your attention are the features in the proprietary BeyondRAID technology of this unit. BeyondRAID supports RAID 1, 5, and 6 modes (single and dual redundancy for one to four or more drives), but additionally includes Thin Provisioning (the ability to swap a smaller drive with a larger one) Automatic Protection Levels (which uses the best algorithm to protect from drive failure depending on the number of drives that are inserted, without any user configuration) and many more.

    Passing all of that data through a USB 3.0 port may be effective, but transmitting over a Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/100MBps port allows you to easily connect to your network without the hassle of transferring, moving a drive, and transferring again. It also keeps the form factor down to a desktop square, convenient for offices short on space. And with the new large, tuned variable-speed cooling fan, it's much quieter than previous Drobos.

    When considering consolidating your data, you have to look at cost, space and reliability. Many solutions can offer extras you don't need, and many more don't reach far enough to protect your assets. The Drobo 5N offers you expandability, security and design efficiency.

    Data Protection and Expandability Made Simple
    Built on award-winning BeyondRAID technology with single- or dual-drive redundancy, Drobo 5N protects your data without any user interaction, even in the event of multiple drive failures. Drives can be added or hot-swapped on-the-fly for storage expansion with zero downtime. If you're running low on space, the lights on the front tell you what to do. Just add a drive in an empty bay or remove a smaller drive and replace it with a larger one.
    High-Speed Connectivity
    The Drobo 5N is equipped with a single Gigabit Ethernet port for network connectivity and connects directly to your network to make sharing your data easy. Just plug it into any switch or wireless router and you're ready to go. You can even connect the Drobo 5N directly to the Ethernet port on your computer without having to configure any settings.
    Capacity AND Performance
    Data-Aware Tiering technology, usually reserved for business-class storage solutions, is also available in this networked Drobo. It intelligently uses the high-performance SSDs to accelerate performance of the storage array, allowing applications such as Adobe Lightroom and Apple iPhoto or iTunes fast access to data. To keep capacity of the Drobo at a maximum, the Drobo Accelerator Bay accepts an industry-standard mSATA SSD, leaving all five 3.5" drives bays available for high-capacity HDDs. If getting the fastest performance possible is your thing, you can also load up every drive bay with SSDs. Drobo gives you the flexibility to choose.
    Power Protecting Your Critical Data
    Drobo doesn't just protect you from a drive failure, but also from potential data loss after a power outage. Often found only in arrays that cost tens of thousands of dollars, Drobo 5D 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 non-volatile storage, ensuring your important information is safe. This battery recharges itself and is designed to last for the life of the product.
    Designed for You
    Drobo devices have always been space efficient and the Drobo 5N is no exception. It was designed from the ground up to provide very high capacity without taking up a lot of your valuable desk space. It is compact because of Drobo's unique carrierless drive-bay design, allowing drives to be installed very close to each other. Drobo 5N is also significantly quieter than previous-generation Drobos due to its large, tuned 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: 094922385079
  • 5 x WD 2TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD20EFRX, Red Drive)

    The 2TB Network HDD Retail Kit from WD features a WD Red internal HDD equipped with a SATA 6 Gb/s interface along with a large 2TB storage capacity giving you fast access to a large amount of data. This drive is designed for optimal performance in 24/7 NAS environments. Along with enhanced NAS performance you also benefit from enhanced energy efficiency, greatly reducing the cost involved in running a variety of NAS solutions.

    Optimal compatibility for NAS systems
    This WD Network Drive is specifically engineered for NAS systems with up to 5 drive bays. Each drive is extensively tested for compatibility in the unique 24x7 operating environment and demanding system requirements of home and small business NAS.
    NASware 3.0 Technology
    NASware 3.0 further optimizes the WD Red drive for the NAS environment with added support for 6 to 8 NAS bays. WD Red now supports small NAS systems from 1 to 8 bays thanks to NASware 3.0, which further improves drive compatibility and reliability. At 48 TB of total capacity in an 8 bay system, WD Red expands your NAS experience.
    Energy Efficient
    Take advantage of reduced power consumption and lower operating temperature, resulting in a more reliable and affordable solution for always on 24x7 NAS environments.
    Enhanced Reliability
    With a 35% MTBF improvement over standard desktop drives, the WD Network drives are designed and manufactured to be a more reliable and robust solution for your NAS system.
    3D Active Balance Plus
    The enhanced dual-plane balance control technology significantly improves the overall drive performance and reliability. Hard drives that are not properly balanced may cause excessive vibration and noise in a multi-drive system, reduce the hard drive life span, and degrade the performance over time.
    UPC: 718037815442
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Specifications
  • Drobo 5N 5-Bay NAS Storage Array with Gigabit Ethernet
    Capacity 0-20TB (Drives not included)
    Array Type Desktop external
    Bays 5
    Drive Types Supported SATA II/III, mSATA
    Drives of mixed capacity, spindle speed, and/or cache can be used.
    RAID BeyondRAID
    Desktop/Rackmount Desktop
    Status Indicator • Drive bay indicator lights
    • Capacity gauge
    • Status lights
    Input and Output Connectors 1 x Gigabit Ethernet port
    Fan Single, fixed, variable speed cooling fan
    Security Kensington Lock Port for Security (lock not included)
    System Requirements •Mac OS X 10.7 and higher
    •Windows 7 SP1 32 and 64 bit
    •Windows 8 32 and 64 bit
    Electrical Requirements AC Input - 100-240VAC~2A, 50-60Hz
    DC Output - 12V, 12.5A, 150W max
    Environmental Requirements Not specified by manufacturer
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.9 x 7.3 x 10.3" / 150.3 x 185.4 x 262.3mm
    Weight 8.5 lb (without hard drives, power supply, or packaging)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.25 x 13.8 x 10.25"
  • 5 x WD 2TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD20EFRX, Red Drive)
    Capacity 2TB
    Cache 64MB
    Interface SATA 6Gb/s
    Rotational Speed IntelliPower
    Formatted Capacity 2TB
    User Sectors per Drive 3,907,029,168
    MTBF 1,000,000 hours
    Operating Systems Supported Windows/Mac
    Environmental Requirements
    Shock Operating Shock (Read): 65G, 2ms
    Non-Operating Shock: 250G, 2ms
    Acoustics Idle Mode: 23dBA (average)
    Seek Mode 0: 24dBA (average)
    Operating Temperature 32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
    Non-Operating Temperature -40 to 158°F -40 to 70°C
    Operating Humidity 5 to 95% non-condensing
    Vibration Operating: 0.004 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)
    Non-operating: 0.05 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)
    Operating
    Linear: 20-300 Hz, 0.75G (0 to peak)
    Electrical Specifications
    12 VDC 1.73 ± 10% A (peak)
    5 VDC Read/Write: 4.1 W
    Idle: 2.7 W
    Standby/Sleep: 0.4 W
    Other Specifications
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 1.028 x 4.00 x 5.787" / 26.1 x 101.6 x 147 mm
    Weight 1.32 lb / 0.60 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 5.1 x 2.6"

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