Drobo 5D Professional Storage Array

Drobo 10TB (5 x 2TB) Drobo 5D Kit with Drives

Drobo 10TB (5 x 2TB) Drobo 5D Kit with Drives

B&H # DRDRDR5A21K4 (B&H Kit)
Drobo 10TB (5 x 2TB) Drobo 5D Kit with Drives

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Drobo 10TB (5 x 2TB) Drobo 5D Kit with Drives Drobo 5D Professional Storage Array Seagate 2TB NAS SATA III 3.5" Internal HDD (OEM)

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  • 10TB Storage Capacity with Drives
  • Includes 5 x 2TB 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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Drobo 5D overview

  • 1Description

This B&H Kit includes the Drobo 5D Storage Array and five 2TB 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 2TB 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 2 ports (Thunderbolt 2 cable sold separately). We've talked about Thunderbolt 2 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 2 attached drive—20 seconds.

    You can also daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt 2 devices and/or a non-Thunderbolt monitor at the end of the chain. And, the bi-directional 20 Gbps performance of Thunderbolt 2 allows all devices in the chain to achieve maximum throughput.

    But Thunderbolt 2 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 that are faster than spinning-based drives.

    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 2 and USB 3.0
    The Drobo 5D is equipped with dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for daisy chaining. Connect up to six Thunderbolt 2 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 2 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, including macOS High Sierra.
    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 2TB NAS SATA III 3.5" Internal HDD (OEM)

    The 2TB 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
    2TB drives offer high capacity in purpose-built NAS storage
    UPC: 763649048115
In the Box
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Drobo 5D Professional Storage Array
    Interface Thunderbolt 2 (Mac only)
    USB 3.0
    Drive Types Supported SATA I/II/III, mSATA
    System Requirements Mac OS X 10.7 and higher, including macOS High Sierra (APFS)
    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 - 12 V, 12.5 A, 150 W max
    Dimensions (WxHxD) Width: 7.3 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 2TB NAS SATA III 3.5" Internal HDD (OEM)
    Storage
    Drive Capacity 2.0 TB
    Cache Memory 64 MB
    Pre-Format Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Performance
    Interface SATA III (6 Gb/s)
    Maximum Read Speed 180 MB/s
    Maximum Write Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Physical
    Drive Type HDD
    Form Factor 3.5"
    Noise Level 24.0 dB (Active)
    23.0 dB (Idle)
    HDD Specs
    Spindle Speed (RPM) 5900 RPM
    Reliability / Data Integrityuqbvyefeverdxuutft
    Load/Unload Cycles 600,000
    Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 1.0 Million Hours
    Non-Recoverable Read Errors per Bits Read 1 in 1014
    Electrical
    Power Draw 0.3 W (Standby)
    3.7 W (Idle)
    5.0 W (Active)
    Current 2.0 A at 12 VDC
    Environmental
    Operating Shock 80 G / 2.0 ms
    Storage Shock 300 G / 2.0 ms
    Operating Temperature 32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
    Storage Temperature -40 to 158°F / -40 to 70°C
    General
    Certifications RoHS, as per Manufacturer
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 1.0 x 4.0 x 5.8" / 26.1 x 101.6 x 147.0 mm
    Weight 1.18 lb / 0.54 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 7.2 x 4.3"

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