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Announcing the Drobo 5D Turbo Drive Storage Solution

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For media creators and data storage professionals who are looking for fast, expandable, and flexible data storage and protection, look no further than the Drobo 5Dt 5-Bay Thunderbolt™ 2 Enclosure. Also known as the 5D Turbo Edition, this DAS (Direct-attached storage) is equipped with five 3.5" SATA drive bays and two Thunderbolt™ 2 ports, which are capable of bi-directional data transfer speeds of up to 20 Gb/s, as well as the daisy-chaining of six devices, including 4K displays. There is also one USB 3.0 port, which transfers data at speeds up to 5 Gb/s.

The Drobo 5Dt is also equipped with a Drobo Accelerator Bay, which uses an included mSATA SSD to boost system performance. It accomplishes this by placing data that is read or written into SSD storage. While the data is active, it is stored in the SSD, and will be moved back to the hard drive tier as its use decreases. Additionally, an included rechargeable battery helps to protect any data stored in the 5Dt’s cache. If there were to be a sudden power loss, the battery would allow Drobo to stay powered long enough for the cached data to be written to non-volatile storage.

For Windows and Mac OS users looking for fast and reliable storage for use in photo and video editing environments, the Drobo 5Dt is a worthy option.

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