Drobo 5C 5-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C Enclosure

Drobo 5C 50TB 5-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C Enclosure Kit with WD NAS Drives (5 x 10TB)

Drobo 5C 50TB 5-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C Enclosure Kit with WD NAS Drives (5 x 10TB)

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Product Highlights

  • 50TB Storage Capacity
  • 5 x 10TB 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" HDDs
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C Port
  • BeyondRAID Technology
  • Built-in SSD Helps During a Power Loss
  • Rechargeable Battery Helps Protect Data
  • 120mm Variable-Speed Cooling Fan
  • Drobo Dashboard
  • Includes USB 3.0 Type-C to Type-A Cable
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
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  • 1Description

This B&H Kit combines the Drobo 5C 5-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C Enclosure with five WD 10TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" internal NAS hard drives, for a total storage capacity of 50TB.

  • Drobo 5C 5-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C Enclosure

    Designed from the ground up to be an affordable and secure storage array, the 5C 5-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C Enclosure from Drobo is equipped with five 3.5" SATA drive bays that support SATA III 6 Gb/s and SATA II 3 Gb/s drives. Using separately sold drive carriers, the 5C will also support 2.5" hard drives and SSDs. The Drobo 5C distinguishes itself from the other members of the Drobo "5" series through its single USB 3.0 Type-C port, which operates with data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gb/s.

    To facilitate data protection, Drobo's BeyondRAID technology enables single or dual-drive redundancy. 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.

    Additional data protection is provided by the included rechargeable battery, which helps protect data stored in the 5C's memory or cache. If there were to be a sudden power loss, the battery allows the Drobo to stay powered long enough for the cached data to be written to an included internal SSD. Cooling is provided by a 120mm variable-speed fan and once installed, the hard drives can be configured to spin down when they're not in use, helping to further reduce noise and energy. Also, the LEDs can be dimmed to reduce light pollution when working in sensitive environments. The Drobo 5C is compatible with both Windows and Mac, including APFS/macOS High Sierra, and also includes a 5.9' USB 3.0 Type-C to Type-A cable, a 100-240 VAC power supply that runs at 50-60 Hz, and a 9.2' power cord. Protection is provided by a limited 1-year warranty within the US or outside the EU, or a limited 2-year warranty within the EU, as well as 90 days of business hour tech support. Using the 1 or 3-year DroboCare warranty renewals, your Drobo 5C is eligible for up to 5 years of coverage.

    General Features

    Protection From Drive Failure
    The Drobo 5C protects your data from a single or dual hard drive failures. In the case of a drive failure, Drobo will immediately rebuild data using the remaining available space. In the background, Drobo performs "data scrubbing and self-healing," which means it validates your data and repairs any inconsistencies.
    Power Protecting Your Critical Data
    Drobo doesn't just protect against drive failures, but also from potential data loss after a power outage. The Drobo 5C includes advanced battery backup technology that helps protects data in memory or cache. During a sudden power loss, Drobo protects in-progress operations by saving them to an internal SSD. The operations are resumed and written to the disks once power is restored. This helps ensure important information is safe and sound. The battery recharges itself and is designed to last for the life of your Drobo.
    Economical Capacity Expansion
    The Drobo 5C supports volume sizes up to 64TB and allows for expansion into this size. You can grow in to this, and provide only the capacity you need today. When more storage space is needed, simply add another drive, or replace a drive with a larger one. Drobo allows you to mix and match hard drives of virtually any size or brand. This empowers you to buy suitable drives when you need more space, instead of paying today for capacity you will not need until the future.
    Second Volume for Backups or Full Disk Encryption
    The Drobo 5C allows for a second, fixed volume size and limits the amount of storage space you specify for the second volume. The rest of the capacity is available for storing other files.

    Two Ways to Use a Second Volume:
    1. Apple's Time Machine: Specify the maximum size Time Machine can use for its versioned backups. This solves the problem of Time Machine slowly consuming all space on a drive.
    2. Encrypted Hard Drive: Some information requires additional protection. A second volume can create an encrypted disk using Windows and OS X / macOS tools. Sensitive data is protected with a password. Access to sensitive data is password protected.
    Simple Setup - No Tools Needed
    With the Drobo 5C, 3.5" hard drives slide right into the drive bays. No metal drive carriers or assembly screws are necessary, unless 2.5" drives are being used. The Drobo chassis is constructed of metal and the magnetic front cover is easy to install or remove.
    As Easy as Reading a Traffic Light
    Lights on the front show alerts of what's happening, making monitoring your Drobo 5C as easy as reading a traffic light. Green, yellow, or red lights show the drive status, and each blue LED light along the bottom represents 10% utilization, showing how much capacity is consumed. Unsure of what the lights mean? Simply take off the magnetic cover and all the information can be found on the back:

    "Actions Required" Indicators
    - Green: No action needed, system is healthy
    - Solid Yellow: Add or upsize a drive here soon, the Drobo is over 85% full
    - Blinking Green and Yellow: Don't remove any drives, operate normally. Drobo is optimizing the data layout. You can still perform read and write operations during optimization
    - Solid Red: Add or upsize a drive here now
    - Blinking Red: Replace this drive immediately, as it has failed. Depending on the capacity of your Drobo 5C, your data could be at risk until you replace this drive
    UPC: 816604020005
  • 5 x WD 10TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD

    Designed with home and small office/business customers in mind, the 10TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD from WD is well-suited for NAS environments with up to eight 3.5" drive bays. Engineered to handle increased workloads, this 10TB drive operates using a SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, a 64MB cache, and a rotational speed of 5400 rpm, all of which help to ensure uninterrupted data transfers with a sustained rate of up to 210 MB/s. This drive also features high levels of reliability, with 600,000 load/unload cycles, <10 in 1014 non-recoverable read errors per bits read, error recovery controls, and 1,000,000 hours MTBF for 1-8 bay NAS systems. Also built into this drive are noise and vibration protection and WD's NASware 3.0 helps increase system compatibility, allowing WD Red drives to be more easily integrated with your existing network infrastructure.

    General Features

    Fill Your NAS with WD Red
    Built for 1 to 8-bay NAS systems, WD Red lets users store their data in one unit
    NASware 3.0 Technology
    Built into every WD Red hard drive, NASware 3.0's technology helps improves your system's storage performance by increasing compatibility, integration, upgradeability, and reliability
    Built for NAS Compatibility
    Desktop drives aren't purpose-built for NAS, but WD Red drives with NASware are. WD's technology helps takes the guesswork out of selecting a drive. WD Red is for small NAS systems and WD's algorithm balances performance and reliability in NAS and RAID environments
    Desktop Drives vs. WD Red
    Desktop hard drives are not designed for NAS environments. Do right by your NAS and choose a drive with an array of features to help preserve your data and maintain optimum performance. Take the following into consideration when choosing a hard drive for your NAS:
  • Compatibility: Without being tested for compatibility with your NAS system, improved performance is not guaranteed
  • Reliability: The always-on environment of a NAS or RAID is a hot one and desktop drives aren't typically tested in those conditions. WD Red is
  • Error Recovery Controls: WD Red NAS hard drives are specifically designed with RAID error recovery control to help reduce failures within the NAS system. Desktop drives are not typically designed for RAID environments where this can be an issue
  • Noise and Vibration Protection: Designed to operate solo, desktop drives offer little or no protection from the noise and vibration faced in a multi-drive system. WD Red drives are designed for multi-bay NAS systems
  • WD Red for Home
    Stream, backup, share, and organize your digital content at home with a NAS and WD Red drives designed to share content to the devices in your home. Red NASware helps increase your drives' compatibility with your devices, TV, stereo, and more
    WD Red for Small Business
    WD Red is a good hard drive choice for 1 to 8 bay systems. NASware 3.0 allows for integration with your existing network so WD Red can share and backup files at the speed of your business. For larger businesses with up to 16 bays, use WD Red Pro
    3D Active Balance Plus
    This helps ensure your data is protected from excessive vibration and noise in a NAS or RAID environment. This dual-plane balance control helps reduce the degradation of your drive over time
    Reliability
    Since your NAS system is always on, a reliable drive is essential. With an MTBF of up to 1 million hours, the WD Red drive with NASware 3.0 is designed for 24x7 environments
    Cooler Operations
    By reducing power consumption, the operating temperature of your NAS stays cooler. With a lower temperature in your system, you can create a more reliable solution for your NAS
    UPC: 718037847689
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Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Drobo 5C 5-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C Enclosure
    Connectivity - 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C Port
    Drives and Expansion - Up to five 3.5" SATA II/III hard disk drives or solid state drives (sold separately)
    - 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
    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 2.8.3 or later
    Operating System Support - Apple Macintosh macOS 10.10 and higher, including High Sierra
    - Microsoft Windows 10, 8, and 7
    File System Options - Apple macOS: HFS+ and APFS
    - Microsoft Windows: NTFS
    Hardware Features - Carrier-less drive bays
    - Power fail protection with internal battery
    - Metal chassis and cover
    - Kensington Lock Port for security (lock not included)
    Additional Software Features - Drive Spin Down
    - Dim Lights
    - macOS Time Machine Support
    Power and Cooling External Power Supply
    - AC Input: 100-240 VAC, 2 A, 50-60 Hz
    - DC Output: 12 V, 10 A, 120 W max
    Fixed, 120 mm variable speed cooling fan
    Form Factor - Desktop
    Color - Black
    Dimensions - 10.3 x 5.9 x 7.3" / 26.2 x 15.0 x 18.5 cm
    Weight - 8.5 lb / 3.9 kg (without hard drives, power supply, or packaging)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.9 x 12.9 x 10.4"
  • 5 x WD 10TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD
    Product Specifications
    Capacity 10 TB
    Interface SATA III 6 Gb/s
    Form Factor 3.5"
    Advanced Format (AF) Yes
    Native Command Queuing Yes
    RoHS Compliant Yes
    Performance
    Data Transfer Rate (max) Interface Speed: 6 Gb/s
    Internal Transfer Rate: 210 MB/s
    Cache 256 MB
    Rotational Speed 5400 rpm
    Reliability / Data Integrity
    Load/Unload Cycles 600,000
    Non-Recoverable Read Errors per Bits Read <1 in 1014
    MTBF 1,000,000 hours
    Workload Rate Limit 180 TB per year
    Power Management
    12 VDC ±10% (Peak) 1.79 A
    Average Power Requirements Read/Write: 6.2 W
    Idle: 2.8 W
    Standby/Sleep: 0.5 W
    Environmental Specifications
    Temperature Operating: 32 to 149°F / 0 to 65°C
    Non-Operating: -40 to 158°F / -40 to 70°C
    Shock Operating (2 ms, read/write): 30 Gs
    Operating (2 ms, read): 65 Gs
    Non-Operating (2 ms): 250 Gs
    Acoustics Idle: 20 dBA
    Seek (average): 29 dBA
    Physical Dimensions
    Dimensions 1.028 x 5.787 x 4.000" / 26.11 x 147.0 x 101.6 mm
    Weight 1.43 lb / 0.65 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.8 x 6.2 x 3.0"
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