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

Drobo 5C 30TB 5-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C Enclosure Kit with HGST NAS Drives (5 x 6TB)

Drobo 5C 30TB 5-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C Enclosure Kit with HGST NAS Drives (5 x 6TB)

B&H # DRDDR4A21N30 (B&H Kit)
Drobo 5C 30TB 5-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C Enclosure Kit with HGST NAS Drives (5 x 6TB)

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Drobo 5C 30TB 5-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C Enclosure Kit with HGST NAS Drives (5 x 6TB) Drobo 5C 5-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C Enclosure HGST 6TB Deskstar 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS Drive Kit

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  • 30TB Storage Capacity
  • 5 x 6TB 7200 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 HGST 6TB Deskstar 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" internal NAS hard drives, for a total storage capacity of 30TB.

  • 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 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 HGST 6TB Deskstar 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS Drive Kit

    Designed with an MTBF rating of 1 million hours for use in 24/7 always-on environments, the 6TB Deskstar 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS Drive Kit from HGST features a 6TB storage capacity, a SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, a 128MB cache, a rotational speed of 7200 rpm, and a 3.5" form factor. While this drive is intended for use in NAS and business-critical environments, it is also suitable for general use at home and can store files such as music, movies, photos, documents, and more. Furthermore, Rotational Vibration Safeguard (RVS) helps anticipate drive disturbances and counteracts them, thus improving performance under strenuous conditions.

    General Features

    Rotational Vibration Safeguard
    Rotational Vibration Safeguard has its own vibration sensors placed at the edges of the hard disk and on the edges of the drive's circuit board. If these sensors feel a vibration rippling through the drive, they can feed forward a signal to the actuator that controls the head's position. The actuator them compensates for the disturbance, counteracting it with an equal and opposite force. In this way, the head is able to "ride" the vibration and stay on track.
    UPC: 705487203530
In the Box
  • 5C 5-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C Enclosure
  • 5.9' / 1.8m USB 3.0 Type-C to Type-A Cable
  • 9.2' / 2.8m Power Cord
  • 90 Days of Business Hour Tech Support
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty (No Advanced Replacement) in the US or Outside the EU
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty in the EU
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
    - Microsoft Windows 10, 8, and 7
    File System Options Apple macOS: HFS+
    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)
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.9 x 12.9 x 10.4"
  • 5 x HGST 6TB Deskstar 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS Drive Kit
    Capacity 6 TB
    Interface SATA III 6 Gb/s
    Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
    Cache 128 MB
    Form Factor 3.5"
    MTBF 1 million hours
    Power +5 VDC (± 5%), +12 VDC (+10% / -8%)
    Dimensions 5.7 x 3.9 x 1.0" / 144.8 x 99.1 x 25.4 mm
    Weight 1.85 lb / 0.84 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.7 x 6.0 x 2.8"
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