Drobo DDR4A21 Network Attached Storage Specification Sheet

Drobo DDR4A21 Network Attached Storage Specification Sheet
Drobo 5C: World’s First Self-Managing USB-C Storage Solution
Drobo 5C, a 5 bay storage solution is designed from the ground up using Drobo’s BeyondRAID™ technology to be an affordable, secure storage solution for
everyone. It includes the state-of-the-art USB Type-C connector for a simple way to attach Drobo to the computer.
It includes a 64TB volume size, protects data against hard drive failures and sudden power outages, while also using advanced self-healing. By creating a
second volume it will protect your computer’s operating system and application files.
Protection From Drive Failure
Drobo 5C protects your data from a single, or
dual hard drive failures. In the case of a failed
drive, Drobo will immediately rebuild data using
remaining available space. In the background,
Drobo performs “data scrubbing and selfhealing”, 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. Drobo 5C includes advanced battery
backup technology that protects data in memory
or cache. During a sudden power loss, Drobo
protects in-progress operations by saving in
progress operations to an internal SSD. The
operations are resumed and written to the disks
once power is restored. This ensures important
information is safe and sound. The battery
recharges itself and is designed to last for the
life of your Drobo.
Economical Capacity Expansion
Drobo 5C supports a 64TB volume size, however,
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 any size or brand. This empowers
you to buy the best drive at the best price when
you need more space; instead of paying today
for capacity you will not need until the future.
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Second Volume for Backups or Full
Disk Encryption
Drobo 5C allows for a second, fixed volume size.
Drobo 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.
Drobo Dashboard
Drobo Dashboard is the single tool to
centrally manage all of your Drobos. 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..
2. Encrypted Hard Drive: Some information
requires additional protection. A second volume
can create an encrypted disk using Windows
and OS X / macOS tools. Access to sensitive
data is password protected.
Simple Setup – No Tools Needed
With Drobo 5C, hard drives slide right into the
drive bays. No metal drive carriers, assembly
screws necessary. The Drobo chassis is uniquely
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, easy as reading a traffic light. Green,
yellow or red lights show the drive status. 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 uniquely designed magnetic
cover and all the information can be found on
the back.
Drobo Data Sheet
–– 1 x USB 3.0 port, Type-C
Hardware Features
–– Carrier-less drive bays
–– Power fail protection with internal battery
–– Metal chassis and cover
–– Kensington Lock Port for security (lock not included)
Drives and
–– Up to five (5) 3.5” SATA II/III hard disk drives or
SSDs (sold separately).
–– Drives of any manufacturer, capacity, spindle speed
and/or cache can be used. No carriers or tools
–– Expandable by adding drives or hot-swapping drives
with larger ones.
Software Features
–– Drive Spin Down
–– Dim Lights
–– macOS Time Machine Support
–– Thin Provisioning
–– Instant Expansion
–– Mixed Drive Size Utilization
–– Automatic Protection Levels
–– Single or Dual Disk Redundancy
–– Virtual Hot Spare
–– Data Aware
–– Drive Re-ordering
–– One (1) year warranty in the US or outside the EU or
two (2) year warranty in the EU
–– Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status
–– Drobo Dashboard version 2.8.3 or later
Size and Weight
–– Desktop Form Factor
–– Width: 5.9 in (150.3 mm)
–– Height: 7.3 in (185.4 mm)
–– Depth: 10.3 in (262.3 mm)
–– Weight: 8.5 lb. (3.9 kg) without hard drives, power
supply or packaging
Operating System
–– Apple® Macintosh® macOS 10.10 and higher
–– Microsoft® Windows® 10
–– Microsoft® Windows® 8
–– Microsoft® Windows® 7
Power and Cooling
–– External Power Supply:
• AC Input – 100-240VAC~2A, 50-60Hz
• DC Output – 12V, 10A, 120W max
–– Fixed, 120mm variable speed cooling fan
File Systems
–– Apple® macOS: HFS+
–– Microsoft® Windows: NTFS
Box Contents
–– Drobo 5C
–– 3.3 ft. (1 m) USB 3.0, Type-A to Type-C cable
–– 9.3 ft. (2.8 m) power cord with power adaptor
–– Quick Start Card
How to Choose the Right Drive
More Information
Drobo gives you the flexibility to use a wide variety of drive
types and capacities. To find out which drive is right, visit
Drobo’s innovative technology at www.drobo.com/how-it-works.
Read Drobo BeyondRAID at www.drobo.com/how-it-works/beyond-raid.
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