Drobo 5D Professional Storage Array

Drobo 5D 50TB 5-Bay Professional Thunderbolt Storage Array Kit (5 x 10TB)

Drobo 5D 50TB 5-Bay Professional Thunderbolt Storage Array Kit (5 x 10TB)

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Drobo 5D 50TB 5-Bay Professional Thunderbolt Storage Array Kit (5 x 10TB)

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Drobo 5D Professional Storage Array Seagate 10TB IronWolf 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD Drobo 5D 50TB 5-Bay Professional Thunderbolt Storage Array Kit (5 x 10TB)

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  • 50TB Storage Capacity
  • 5 x 10TB 3.5" 7200 rpm SATA III HDDs
  • 2 x Thunderbolt Ports
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Port
  • Drobo Accelerator Bay (Requires an SSD)
  • BeyondRAID Technology
  • Rechargeable Battery Helps Protect Data
  • Variable-Speed Cooling Fan
  • Includes USB 3.0 Cable
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
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Drobo 5D overview

  • 1Description

This B&H Kit combines the Drobo 5D Professional Storage Array with five 10TB 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" internal NAS hard drives, for a total storage capacity of 50TB. Using its dual Thunderbolt interfaces, the 5D features bi-directional data transfer speeds of up to 10 Gb/s and provides data protection using its BeyondRAID technology.

  • 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 Seagate 10TB IronWolf 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD

    Store your critical data on the 10TB IronWolf 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD from Seagate. The IronWolf is designed for corporate environments that utilize multi-drive systems and servers. The NAS hard drive provides an ample storage capacity of 10TB and is built to withstand 24 x 7 operations. It is outfitted with a SATA III interface and mounted in an available 3.5" drive bay. Other notable features include a 7200 rpm spin rate and 256MB of cache to deliver a maximum sustained data transfer rate of 210 MB/s.

    AgileArray is built for dual-plane balancing and RAID optimization in multi-bay environments with advanced power management
    IronWolf performance provides limited lag times or downtime for users during high traffic time for the NAS
    Drive balance with Rotational Vibration (RV) sensors manage multi-bay vibration for long-term consistent performance and reliability
    IronWolf provides 256MB of cache memory allowing your NAS to serve data faster
    Enables user workload rate of 180TB/year
    Designed for always-on, always-accessible 24×7 performance
    UPC: 763649089248
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Drobo 5D specs

  • Drobo 5D Professional Storage Array
    Interface Thunderbolt (Mac only)
    USB 3.0
    Drive Types Supported SATA I/II/III, 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 - 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 10TB IronWolf 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD
    Interface SATA III 6 Gb/s
    Number of Drive Bays Supported 1 to 8
    Technology Multi-User (TB/yr): 180
    Supported Features Dual-plane balance
    Error recovery control
    Rotational Vibration Sensors
    Max Sustained Transfer Rate OD 210 MB/s
    Spindle Speed (RPM) 7200
    Cache 256 MB
    Load/Unload Cycles 600,000
    Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read, Max 1 per 10E15
    Power-On Hours per Year 8760
    Workload Rate Limit 180 TB/year
    Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 1,000,000 Hours
    Startup Current (12V typical, amps) 1.8 A
    Average Operating Power 6.8 W
    Idle Average 4.42 W
    Power Save Mode Standby: 0.8 W
    Sleep: 0.8 W
    Voltage Tolerance 5 V: ±5%
    12 V: ±10%
    Temperature Operating (ambient, min): 41°F / 5°C
    Operating (drive case, max): 158°F / 70°C
    Non-operating (ambient, min): -40°F / -40°C
    Non-operating (ambient, max): 158°F / 70°C
    Halogen Free Yes
    Shock Operating 2ms (max): 70 g
    Non-operating 2ms (max): 250 g
    Acoustics Idle (typical, bels): 2.8
    Operating (typical, bels): 3.2
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.0 x 4.0 x 5.8" / 26.1 x 101.9 x 147.0 mm
    Weight 1.4 lb / 0.6 kg
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.9 x 4.6 x 0.9"

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