Drobo 5D Professional Storage Array

Drobo 15TB (5x3TB) Drobo 5D Kit

Drobo 15TB (5x3TB) Drobo 5D Kit

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Drobo 15TB (5x3TB) Drobo 5D Kit

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Drobo 15TB (5x3TB) Drobo 5D Kit Drobo 5D Professional Storage Array Seagate 3TB 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (OEM)

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  • Desktop HD Enclosure
  • Holds 5 x 3.5" SATA I/II/III HDDs
  • Holds 1 x mSATA SSD
  • Thunderbolt / USB 3.0
  • Hot Swappable Drives
  • Any Drive/Manufacturer/Speed/Spindle
  • Battery Backup
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Drobo 5D overview

  • 1Description

The Drobo 15TB (5x3TB) Drobo 5D Kit from B&H delivers an expandable solution for creative professions and small businesses in need of high performance backup storage.

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 the five included 3.5" SATA drives and one mSATA solid state drive (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. 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.

  • 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 3TB 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (OEM)

    Designed with a 6-head/3-disk configuration and 512E bytes per sector, the 3TB 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (OEM) from Seagate is an internal drive with a 3TB storage capacity and a maximum sustainable data transfer rate of 210 MB/s. 3TB of storage provides the necessary space to store large files, as well as a variety of multimedia content. This hard drive serves a variety of purposes including desktop or all-in-one PCs, home servers, PC-based gaming systems, desktop RAID configurations, direct-attached external storage devices (DAS), and network-attached storage devices (NAS).

    The SATA III 6 Gb/s interface allows for native hot swapping and fast data transfers and is also backwards compatible with SATA II 3 Gb/s and SATA 1.5 Gb/s standards, while the 64MB cache helps to ensure uninterrupted data transfers. With a rotational speed of 7200 rpm, read and write time are improved over the 5400 rpm standard. As reliability and data integrity are a major area of concern, this hard drive is also built with 300,000 load/unload cycles, 1 per 1014 non-recoverable read errors per bits (max), up to 2,400 power-on hours, and a yearly workload of 55TB.

    All of these characteristics help to provide piece of mind that your data will remain safe and secure. This hard drive is protected by a limited 1-year warranty

    1TB/disk 7200 rpm platform provides affordable capacity
    Seagate AcuTrac Technology
    Seagate AcuTrac Technology enables increases in TPI performance (tracks per inch), resulting in a reliable combination of Enterprise-level capacity, and performance. AcuTrac technology also places a secondary actuator further down the suspension arm, bringing it closer to the head and therefore tightening control. The secondary nano-actuator also enables TPI improvement by directing the head more accurately to individual tracks
    Free DiscWizard software enables 3TB drive use on legacy PC BIOS as well as Windows XP-based systems
    UPC: 715663215516
  • 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 3TB 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (OEM)
    Specifications
    Capacity 3 TB
    Interface SATA III 6 Gb/s
    Cache 64 MB
    Areal Density 625
    Performance
    SATA Transfer Rates Supported 6.0, 3.0, and 1.5 Gb/s
    Max Sustainable Transfer Rate 210 MB/s
    Configuration/Organization
    Heads/Disks 6/3
    Bytes per Sector 512E
    Voltage
    Voltage Tolerance, Including Noise (5 V) ±5%
    Voltage Tolerance, Including Noise (12 V) ±10%
    Reliability / Data Integrity
    Load/Unload Cycles 300,000
    Non-Recoverable Read Errors per Bits Read 1 per 1014 (max)
    Workload Rate Limit 55 TB per year
    Power-On Hours 2,400
    Power Management
    Startup Power (12 V) 2.5 A
    Average Operating Power 8.0 W
    Idle Average 5.4 W
    Standby/Sleep Mode 0.75 W / 0.75 W
    Environmental
    Operating (ambient, min) 32°F / 0°C
    Operating (drive case, max) 140°F / 60°C
    Non-Operating (ambient, min) -40°F / -40°C
    Non-Operating (ambient, max) 158°F / 70°C
    Halogen Free Yes
    RoHS Compliance Yes
    Special Features
    Seagate AcuTrac Technology Yes
    Physical
    Dimensions 1.03 x 4.00 x 5.79" / 26.1 x 102 x 147 mm
    Weight 1.38 lb / 0.63 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 7.0 x 4.0"

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