Drobo 5D Professional Storage Array

Drobo 5D 50TB Professional Storage Array Kit with Seagate NAS Drives (5 x 10TB)

Drobo 5D 50TB Professional Storage Array Kit with Seagate NAS Drives (5 x 10TB)

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Product Highlights

  • 50TB Storage Capacity
  • 5 x 10TB 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" HDDs
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 2 & 1 x USB 3.0 Ports
  • Holds 1 x mSATA SSD (not included)
  • Hot Swappable Drives
  • Battery Backed Memory
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  • 1Description

This B&H Kit combines the Drobo 5D Professional Storage Array with five Seagate 10TB IronWolf 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" internal NAS hard drives, for a total storage capacity of 50TB.

  • 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 2 ports (Thunderbolt 2 cable sold separately). We've talked about Thunderbolt 2 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 2 attached drive—20 seconds.

    You can also daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt 2 devices and/or a non-Thunderbolt monitor at the end of the chain. And, the bi-directional 20 Gbps performance of Thunderbolt 2 allows all devices in the chain to achieve maximum throughput.

    But Thunderbolt 2 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 that are faster than spinning-based drives.

    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 2 and USB 3.0
    The Drobo 5D is equipped with dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for daisy chaining. Connect up to six Thunderbolt 2 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 2 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, including macOS High Sierra.
    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

    Designed for use in 1-8 bay NAS environments within home, SOHO, and SMB environments, the 10TB IronWolf 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD from Seagate is built to withstand 24x7 operations, or 8760 hours per year. This 10TB 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: 763649117569
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Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Drobo 5D Professional Storage Array
    Interface Thunderbolt 2 (Mac only)
    USB 3.0
    Drive Types Supported SATA I/II/III, mSATA
    System Requirements Mac OS X 10.7 and higher, including macOS High Sierra (APFS)
    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
    Specifications
    Capacity 10 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 Integrityervudzrrdsdruusfdtfa
    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) 1.8 A
    Average Operating Power 6.8 W
    Idle Average 4.42 W
    Standby Mode/Sleep Mode, Typical 0.8/0.8 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: 2.8 bels
    Operating: 3.2 bels
    Physical
    Dimensions 1.028 x 4.01 x 5.787" / 26.11 x 101.9 x 147 mm
    Weight 1.43 lb / 0.65 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.9 x 6.0 x 2.5"
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