Drobo 48TB (8 x 6TB HDD) B810n 8-Bay NAS Server

Drobo 48TB (8 x 6TB HDD) B810n 8-Bay NAS Server

Drobo 48TB (8 x 6TB HDD) B810n 8-Bay NAS Server

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Product Highlights

  • 48TB Storage Capacity
  • 8 x 6TB Hard Drives
  • 8 x 3.5" SATA Drive Bays
  • Marvell Quad-Core Processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • BeyondRAID Technology
  • Data-Aware Tiering
  • Drobo Dashboard
  • Windows, Mac, & Linux Compatible
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Capacity: 48TB (8 x 6TB HDD)

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Drobo B810N overview

  • 1Description

Designed for networks of up to 100 users, the 48TB (8 x 6TB HDD) B810n 8-Bay NAS Server from Drobo may be used as a primary storage device for important files and documents, a place to backup files and projects, or as a way of connecting computers on your network. It also provides reliable storage for server applications, email, and data protection while integrating into TCP/IP network infrastructure via SMB and AFP protocols. Additionally, Adaptive Link Bonding brings link failover and link aggregation support support without Ethernet switch support to help increase data throughput and compensate for network connection problems.

The Drobo B810n is powered by a Marvell Quad-Core processor and 2GB of RAM. It has eight 3.5" drive bays which are able to support up to eight SATA hard drives or SSDs, with no tools being required for installing 2.5" SSD carriers. The drive bays also support 4KN disks. Within its eight drive bays, this Drobo B810n is equipped with 8 x 6TB hard drives for a total storage capacity of 48TB. While all the drive bays are in use, it is possible to swap out up to three hard drives and replace them with solid state drives. As SSDs are able to operate with faster data transfer speeds, Data-Aware Tiering migrates the most frequently accessed data to the SSDs, while less accessed data is stored on the hard drives.

The Drobo 810n has also been built on BeyondRAID technology. If there are any empty drive bays, BeyondRAID allows additional drives to be inserted into the array, where they would be automatically configured. If all drive bays are occupied, simply replace the smallest capacity drive with a larger one and BeyondRAID will handle the rest. BeyondRAID is also what allows drives of varying capacities to work in the same unit, which helps enable future expansion as larger drives become available.

Built with a 3U rackmount form factor and controlled using Drobo's Dashboard software, the 810n is powered using an internal 100/240 VAC power supplies that operate at 1.8/0.75 A and 50/60 Hz. It is compatible with Windows and Mac. Included is 1 x 6.0' power cord, 2 x 6.0' Ethernet cables, and international LED labels for the front panel. This NAS server is protected by a limited 1-year warranty.

BeyondRAID Technology
To expand the storage capacity of an array, BeyondRAID enables additional disk drives to be inserted into empty drive bays. These new drives are automatically and transparently configured for use in the array without user intervention. However, if all drive bays are occupied, simply replace the smallest capacity drive with a higher capacity one and BeyondRAID will do the rest.

Unlike traditional RAID arrays, the BeyondRAID technology in Drobo enables different drive capacities to work in the same unit. This enables future expansion as larger SATA drives become available. With Drobo, access to data is always maintained while it protects against simultaneous drive failures
SSD Accelerated Performance
Most NAS systems have issues when multiple users are accessing data, as the many simultaneous requests cause overall system performance to decrease. This is because to fulfill all the requests, the hard drive's recording mechanism has to move around the disk. The drive spends more time looking for data blocks than it does reading or writing data for users.

The B810n was designed to provide users with uniform performance. Add two SSDs and you can accelerate performance for simultaneous users. Drobo uses two techniques to accelerate access to your data:

- Data Tiering: as transactional data (small pieces of data) are read or written, they are places into SSD storage. Subsequent reads or writes to these blocks are almost instantaneous, as there is no delay induced by a hard drive's magnetic head having to move into position. Active, or "hot" data is stored in an SSD tier of storage. As it cools, i.e. access decreases, the B810n will move the data to the hard drive tier
- Hot Data Cache: this is a technique to accelerate data reads. As data is read from hard drives, the B810n will pre-fetch nearby data that it predicts will be also be read. Your benefit is faster access and less waiting
Dual Ethernet Ports: Bond Together, or Failover
The B810n has dual Gigabit Ethernet ports. These can be bonded together to provide approximately twice the read/write performance you get via a single port, or they can be used to provide a connection to two different subnets. Furthermore, they can be used in an "active/passive" mode so that if one port fails, the other takes over
Share Files With OS X, Windows, or Linux Users
The B810n works with computers running OS X, Windows, or Linux operating systems. By default, the Drobo B810n uses the SMB file sharing protocol to talk to OS X or Windows. If you set up a share for Time Machine backup, it uses Apple's AFP protocol. Linux users pick which file sharing method to use on their system
Drobo DR: Offsite Data Replication Built-in
The B810n has a feature called "Drobo DR" (DR = disaster recovery). You can set up a pair of B810n units to automatically make an offsite copy of your data. This provides an easy to setup offsite backup of your important data. Even better, the remote B810n stores all user account information so that recovery is simple
Optimized for Time Machine
One or more Macs on a network can use the Drobo B810n for storing their Time Machine backups. Create separate shares for use by Time Machine and assign them a maximum size. This lets users control how much space Time Machine uses, and stops it from taking over all storage on its backup target
Designed for Hosting and Delivering Large Video Files
This 8-Bay Drobo is well suited for security surveillance applications as well as hosting large amounts of video contained in a library. In fact, users that want to manipulate and render large video files will have no problem. The reason is that this Drobo is based on a Marvell Quad-Core processor with 2GB of RAM that uses a Linux operating system
Protecting Your Critical Data from Power Loss
Drobo protects your data from loss in the event of a sudden power outage. This protects directory structures, helping to ensure Drobo will remount on your computer. Drobo also has a battery inside that powers RAM memory. When there is a power outage, data is stored on internal flash-based non-volatile storage. Your data is safe until power returns. The battery recharges itself and lasts for the life of the product
Add Customized Functionality With DroboApps
DroboApps add functionality to your Drobo B810n. Whether it's cloud back up provided by either Crashplan or Elephant Drive or the video and music streaming offered through the Plex media server, these simple-to-install apps extend the capabilities of your Drobo B810n
Drobo Dashboard
Drobo Dashboard is an easy-to-use administration tool to centrally manage all your Drobos. It displays the status of all of your Drobos as if they were right in front of you. In fact, it provides the same status lights and storage capacity usage gauge that are on the front panel of each of your Drobos. So wherever you are, you can check the health of all your disk drives and know that Drobo has your back, keeping all your data safe. Plus the dashboard handles all administration tasks simply and easily without you needing to become a storage expert
DroboCare
DroboCare is simple, powerful protection for your Drobo storage. The DroboCare support program extends your peace of mind beyond the standard warranty term and phone support included with your Drobo purchase. In fact, DroboCare gives you more, even during your standard warranty period
UPC: 850737006437
In the Box
Drobo 48TB (8 x 6TB HDD) B810n 8-Bay NAS Server
  • 1 x 6.0' / 1.8m Power Cord
  • 2 x 6.0' / 1.8m Ethernet Cables
  • International LED labels for Front Panel (Dutch, French, and Japanese)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Drobo B810N specs

    Capacity 48 TB (8 x 6 TB Hard Drives)
    Drives and Expansion - Up to 8 SATA or solid state drives (SSDs) or up to 3 SSDs
    - No tools required for 2.5" SSD carriers
    - 4KN disk support
    - Drives of any manufacturer, capacity, spindle speed, and/or cache can be used. No carriers or tools required
    - Expandable by adding drives or hot-swapping drives with larger ones. Use the Capacity Calculator to estimate available storage in various configurations
    BeyondRAID Features - Thin Provisioning
    - Instant Expansion
    - Mixed Drive Size Utilization
    - Automatic Protection Levels
    - Single - or Dual-Disk Redundancy
    - Virtual Hot Spare
    - Data Aware
    - Drive Re-ordering
    Management - Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lights
    - Drobo Dashboard version 2.7 or later
    Operating System Support - Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Server 2012, Server 2008 R2 (32 and 64-bit)
    - Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
    Network Protocols - Common Internet File System (CIFS)/ Server Message Block (SMB)
    - Apple Filing Protocol (AFP)
    Ethernet Features - Connection failover
    - Port bonding
    - Jumbo frames (up to 9000 bytes MTU)
    Hardware Features - Carrier-less Drive Bays for 3.5" drives
    - Power Fail Protection
    - Kensington Lock Port for Security (lock not included)
    Additional Software Features - Hybrid Storage
    - Automated Data-Aware Tiering
    - Drobo Apps with new infrastructure
    - Drive Spin Down
    - Dim Lights
    - OS X Time Machine Support
    Power and Cooling
  • Internal Power Supply: AC Input - 100/240 VAC, 1.8/0.75 A, 50/60 Hz
  • Power Consumption -
    - Idle System (standby, drives off): 13 W
    - Typical Idle System (drive spin down mode, eight (8) drives): 25 W
  • Typical Busy System (four (4) drives): 82 W
  • Dual, fixed cooling fans
  • Environmental Specifications - Acoustics - Normal Operation: 30.4 dB
    - Operating Temperature: 50 to 95°F / 10 to 35°C
    - Non-Operating Temperature (storage): -14 to 140°F / -26 to 60°C
    - Operating Humidity: 5 - 80%
    Certifications - Environmental: RoHS, WEEE, REACH
    - Regulatory: FCC Part 15 Class A; Canada ICES-003 Class B; CE Mark; CISPR22:19973rd Edition Class B; MIC Mark; VCCI Approval to V.3; BSMI Approval to CNS13438; ACA Approval to AS/NZS 3548
    - Canada ICES-003 Class B; CE Mark; CISPR22:19973rd Edition Class B
    - Safety: UL, cUL, TUV, CB
    Size and Weight - Desktop or 3U Rack Mount Form Factor (rack mount kit optional)
    - Dimensions: 12.70 x 5.46 x 14.10" / 322.58 x 138.68 x 358.14 mm
    - 16.3 lb / 7.4 kg (without hard drives or packaging)

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