Drobo 5N2 5-Bay NAS Enclosure

Drobo 5N2 40TB 5-Bay NAS Enclosure Kit with Seagate NAS Drives (5 x 8TB)

Drobo 5N2 40TB 5-Bay NAS Enclosure Kit with Seagate NAS Drives (5 x 8TB)

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Drobo 5N2 40TB 5-Bay NAS Enclosure Kit with Seagate NAS Drives (5 x 8TB)

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Product Highlights

  • 40TB Storage Capacity
  • 5 x 8TB 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" HDDs
  • 1 x mSATA SSD Drive Bay
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • Adaptive Link Bonding
  • BeyondRAID Technology
  • Rechargeable Battery Helps Protect Data
  • Drobo Disaster Recovery
  • 120mm Variable-Speed Cooling Fan
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
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  • 1Description

This B&H Kit combines the Drobo 5N2 5-Bay NAS Enclosure with five Seagate 8TB IronWolf 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" internal NAS hard drives, for a total storage capacity of 40TB.

  • Drobo 5N2 5-Bay NAS Enclosure

    Designed for data sharing, secure backups, remote access, and disaster recovery solutions, the 5N2 5-Bay NAS 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. It distinguishes itself from the original Drobo 5N through the inclusion of an additional Gigabit Ethernet port, for a total of two. These two ports provide bonding support, also known as Adaptive Link Bonding, for link failover and aggregation without Ethernet switch support. The 5N2 also features an upgraded processor, Drobo Disaster Recovery, and an improved battery to help protect data in the memory or cache in the event of a power loss.

    To help complement the speed of Gigabit Ethernet, the 5N2 has been built with Drobo's Accelerator Bay, which uses a separately sold mSATA SSD to boost system performance. It accomplishes this by caching the data that is most often read or written onto SSD storage.

    To facilitate data protection, Drobo's Disaster Recovery allows you to set up a pair of 5N2 units to automatically make an offsite copy of your data, including user account information, helping to ensure data availability in the case of unforseen circumstances. Additional protection is accomlished using Drobo's BeyondRAID technology, which 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.

    In the event of a power loss, the included rechargeable battery helps protect data stored in the 5N2'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 non-volatile storage. Cooling is provided by a fixed 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 5N2 is compatible with Windows and Mac. It includes two 6' Ethernet cables and a 6' power cord with a power supply that runs at 100-240 VAC ~ 2A, 50-60 Hz. Protection is provided by a limited 2-year warranty.

    General Features

    Data Protection and Expandability
    Built on BeyondRAID technology with single- or dual-drive redundancy, the Drobo 5N2 helps protect data without any user interaction, even in the event of multiple drive failures. In addition, Drobo's simplicity provides a quick, seamless setup, and software configuration is not required to access storage on your network. Drives can be added or hot-swapped and updated in real time for storage expansion with zero downtime. Just add a drive in an empty bay or remove a smaller drive and replace it with a larger one, when needed.
    High-Speed Connectivity
    The Drobo 5N2 is equipped with dual Gigabit Ethernet ports for network connectivity and makes sharing your data easy by connecting directly to your network. These two ports provide bonding support, also known as Adaptive Link Bonding, for link failover and aggregation without Ethernet switch support. This helps increase performance and compensates for network connection problems.
    Capacity and Performance
    Usually reserved for larger enterprise-class storage solutions, the Drobo 5N2 gives you the option to implement Hot Data Caching through the Drobo Accelerator Bay. This feature intelligently uses high-performance flash to accelerate performance, allowing faster access to your data.
    The myDrobo Platform
    The myDrobo platform extends the functionality of Drobo NAS devices by providing a secure and fully end-to-end encrypted path to selected Drobo apps. The iOS and Android app, DroboAccess, allows Drobo NAS owners to access their data from almost anywhere, anytime through a secure and encrypted network. This allows Drobo consumers and SMBs to set up their own private cloud storage solution with the ability to view documents from a web browser or from the DroboAccess mobile app. The DroboPix app allows owners to easily and automatically upload their photos and videos from their Android or iOS device to a network Drobo. The files are automatically uploaded over Wi-Fi and are securely backed up and protected on a Drobo.
    Power Protecting Critical Data
    Drobo doesn't just protected you from a drive failure, but also from potential data loss after a power outage. The Drobo 5N2 includes a battery that helps protect data in the 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 non-volatile storage.
    Drobo Disaster Recovery
    With Drobo Disaster Recovery, you can set up a pair of 5N2 units to automatically make an offsite copy of your data. Simple to set up and manage, Drobo Disaster Recovery replicates your data to another 5N2, helping to ensure data availability in case of a disaster. Even better, the remote 5N2 stores all user account information, helping to simplify any recoveries.
    Designed for You
    Drobo devices have always been space efficient and the Drobo 5N2 is no exception. It was designed to provide a high storage capacity without taking up a lot of desk space. It is compact because of Drobo's carrier-less drive bay design, allowing drives to be installed very close to each other. The 5N2 is also quiet due to its fixed, tuned, and large 120mm variable-speed cooling fan.
    DroboApps
    Drobo offers dozens of popular applications that extend the capabilities of the Drobo 5N2. Whether you want to stream media or backup to the cloud, DroboApps have you covered. Popular apps include ElephantDrive for cloud backup and Plex for media serving. Seamless integration with the Drobo Dashboard makes using DroboApps user-friendly.
    Drobo Dashboard
    The Drobo Dashboard is a single tool used to centrally manage all of your Drobo devices. The Drobo Dashboard displays status as if all of your Drobos were right in front of you with the same status lights and capacity gauge that are on the front panel. All administration tasks are a single click away.
    Hardware Features
    - Metal chassis and cover
    - Kensington Lock Port for security (lock not included)
    Additional Software Features
    - Drive Spin Down
    - Dim Lights
    - OS X / macOS Time Machine Support
    UPC: 816604020258
  • 5 x Seagate 8TB IronWolf 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD

    Designed for use in 1-8 bay NAS environments within home, SOHO, and SMB environments, the 8TB IronWolf 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD from Seagate is built to withstand 24x7 operations, or 8760 hours per year. This 8TB drive has been equipped with a SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, a rotational speed of 7200 rpm, a 3.5" form factor, and a 256MB cache, providing users with an ample storage capacity and data transfer speeds of up to 210 MB/s. This IronWolf hard drive also has an MTBF rating of 1 million hours, 600,000 load/unload cycles, 1 in 1015 non-recoverable read errors per bits read, and a workload rate of up to 180TB per year. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.

    General Features

    Optimized for NAS with AgileArray
    AgileArray is built for dual-plane balancing and RAID optimization in multi-bay environments with advanced power management
    Reduced Lag Times
    Improved performance means reduced lag times or downtime for users during high traffic time for the NAS
    IronWolf Health Management
    IronWolf Health Management focuses on prevention, intervention, and recovery
    Rotational Vibration (RV) Mitigation
    IronWolf comes standard with RV sensors to maintain high performance in multi-bay NAS enclosures
    Multi-User Environments
    IronWolf provides a workload rate of 180TB per year
    Cache Memory
    IronWolf provides 256MB of cache memory, allowing your NAS to serve data faster
    1.0 Million Hours MTBF | Limited 3-Year Warranty
    This represents an improved total cost of ownership (TCO) over desktop drives with reduced maintenance costs
    Designed for 24x7 Performance
    Access your data on your NAS at virtually any time, whether remotely or on site

    Best-Fit Applications

    1-8 bay business network attached storage (NAS)
    Desktop RAIDs and servers
    Multimedia server storage
    Private cloud
    UPC: 763649117552
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Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Drobo 5N2 5-Bay NAS Enclosure
    Connectivity 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports
    Internal Drive Bays 5 x 3.5" SATA II/III Drive Bays
    1 x mSATA Drive Bay
    Network Protocols - Common Internet File System (CIFS) / Server Message Block (SMB)
    - Apple Filing Protocol (AFP)
    Operating System Support - Mac OS X 10.10 or higher
    - Microsoft Windows 10, 8, and 7
    Fan 120 mm variable speed cooling fan
    Environmental Specifications - Acoustics: < 30.4 dB (normal operation)
    - Operating Temperature: 50 to 95°F / 10 to 35°C
    - Non-Operating Temperature: 14 to 140°F / -10 to 60°C
    - Operating Humidity: 5% - 80%
    Power - External Power Supply
  • AC Input: 100-240 VAC ~ 2 A, 50-60 Hz
  • DC Output: 12 V, 7 A, 84 W
  • Dimensions 5.9 x 7.3 x 10.3" / 149.9 x 185.4 x 261.6 mm
    Weight 8.50 lb / 3.86 kg (without hard drives or power supply)
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.9 x 13.2 x 10.1"
  • 5 x Seagate 8TB IronWolf 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD
    Specifications
    Capacity 8 TB
    Interface SATA III 6 Gb/s
    Features and Performance
    Drive Bays Supported 1 to 8
    Multi-User Technology 180 TB per year
    Rotational Vibration (RV) Sensors Yes
    IronWolf Health Management Yes
    Dual-Plane Balance Yes
    Error Recovery Control Yes
    Max Sustained Transfer Rate OD 210 MB/s
    Spindle Speed 7200 rpm
    Cache 256 MB
    Reliability/Data Integrity
    Load/Unload Cycles 600,000
    Non-Recoverable Read Errors per Bits Read 1 per 1015
    Power-On Hours per Year 8760
    Workload Rate Limit 180 TB per year
    Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 1 million hours
    Power Management
    Startup Current, Typical (12 V) 2.0 A
    Average Operating Power 9.0 W
    Idle Average 7.2 W
    Standby Mode/Sleep Mode, Typical 0.6/0.6 W
    Voltage Tolerance 5 V: ±5%
    12 V: ±10%
    Environmental
    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/Non-Operating: 2 ms 70/250 Gs (max)
    Acoustics Idle: 2.7 bels
    Operating: 2.8 bels
    Physical
    Dimensions 1.028 x 4.01 x 5.787" / 26.11 x 101.9 x 147 mm
    Weight 1.72 lb / 0.78 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.8 x 6.0 x 2.3"
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