Drobo 5D Drobo Dashboard Redefining Professional Storage. Again.

Drobo 5D Drobo Dashboard Redefining Professional Storage. Again.
Drobo 5D
Redefining Professional Storage. Again.
Redesigned from the ground up to meet the
data storage needs of today’s media creators
and demanding professionals, Drobo 5D builds
on the fully automated functionality of previous
Drobo arrays by adding blazingfast performance.
Leveraging cutting-edge hunderbolt and USB 3.0
connectivity — along with the innovative use
of solid state drives (SSDs) — Drobo 5D is the
highest performing personal storage array on the
planet.
Not only is Drobo 5D fast, but it’s easy-to-use,
expandable, flexible, and protected — exactly
what’s expected from a Drobo. You can safely
store and edit photos and videos as well as
store and back up personal data.
Data Protection and Expandability
Made Simple
Built on award-winning BeyondRAID™
technology with single- or dual-drive
redundancy, Drobo 5D protects your data
without any user interaction, even in the event
of multiple drive failures.
Drives can be added or hot-swapped on-the-fly
for storage expansion with zero downtime. If
you’re running low on space, the lights on the
front tell you what to do. Just add a drive in an
empty bay or remove a smaller drive and replace
it with a larger one.
Power of Thunderbolt and
Flexibility of USB
Thunderbolt I/O technology provides
performance that’s up to 5x faster than the
previous generation Drobo S. This allows you to
move large amounts of data in a fraction of the
time it used to take.
Drobo 5D is equipped with dual Thunderbolt
ports for daisy chaining. Connect up to six
Thunderbolt devices and/or a non-Thunderbolt
Drobo Data Sheet | Drobo 5D
monitor at the end of the chain. With six Drobo
5D arrays in a chain, you can have up to 192 TB of
usable capacity. And, the bi-directional 10 Gb/s
performance of Thunderbolt allows all devices in
the chain to achieve maximum throughput.
Drobo is the only storage array that offers
Thunderbolt AND USB 3.0. This latest generation
of USB also offers high-performance connectivity
and is backward compatible with any computer
running qualified versions of Mac OS X or
Windows.
Drobo Dashboard
Drobo Dashboard is the single tool used to
centrally manage all of your Drobo devices.
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.
Enhanced Time Machine Support
Apple’s Time Machine can consume all of the
capacity of an external storage system without
a simple way to set capacity limits. Utilizing
Drobo Dashboard the new Drobo allows users
to easily allocate a specific amount of capacity
to be dedicated for backups and preserves the
remaining pace for data storage.
Capacity AND Performance
Data-Aware Caching technology, usually reserved
for business-class storage solutions, is 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 getting the fastest performance possible is your
thing, you can also load up every drive bay with
SSDs. Drobo gives you the flexibility to choose.
Power Protecting Your Critical Data
Drobo doesn’t just protect you from a drive
failure, but also from potential data loss after
a power outage. Often found only in arrays
that cost tens of thousands of dollars, Drobo
5D 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 lasts for the life
of the product.
Designed for You
Drobo devices have always been space
efficient and the Drobo 5D is no exception. It
was designed to provide high capacity without
taking up a lot of your valuable desk space. It is
compact because of Drobo’s unique carrier-less
drive bay design, allowing drives to be installed
very close to each other. Drobo 5D is also
significantly quieter than previous generation
Drobos due to its tuned, large, variable-speed
cooling fan.
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Drobo 5D Data Sheet
Specifications
Connectivity
–– 2 x Thunderbolt ports; second port for daisy chaining Hardware Features
Thunderbolt devices (Mac OS X only)
–– 1 x USB 3.0 port
Drives and
Expansion
–– Up to five (5) 3.5”SATA II/III hard disk drives or solid
state drives (sold separately).
–– One (1) mSATA solid state drive in the Drobo
Accelerator Bay for increased performance (sold
separately).
–– Drives of any manufacturer, capacity, spindle speed
and/or cache can be used. No carriers or tools
required.
–– Expandable by adding drives or hot-swapping drives
with larger ones.
Additional Software
Features
–– Hot Data Caching
–– Drive Spin Down
–– Dim Lights
–– OS X Time Machine Support
BeyondRAID
Features
–– Thin Provisioning
–– Instant Expansion
–– Mixed Drive Size Utilization
–– Automatic Protection Levels
–– Single or Dual Disk Redundancy
–– Virtual Hot Spare
–– Data Aware
–– Drive Re-ordering
Warranty
–– One (1) year warranty in the US or outside the EU or
two (2) year warranty in the EU
Management
–– Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status
lights
–– Drobo Dashboard version 2.7.1 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
Support
–– Mac OS X 10.9 and higher
–– Windows 10, 32 and 64 bit
–– Windows 8/8.1 32 and 64 bit
–– Windows 7 32 and 64 bit
Power and Cooling
–– External Power Supply:
• AC Input – 100-240VAC~2A, 50-60Hz
• DC Output – 12V, 12.5A, 150W max
–– Fixed, 120mm variable speed cooling fan
File Systems
Supported
–– Mac OS X: HFS+
–– Windows: NTFS
Box Contents
–– Drobo 5D
–– 6 ft (1.8 m) USB 3.0 cable
–– 6 ft (1.8 m) power cord with power supply
–– Quick Start Guide
–– Carrier-less drive bays
–– Power fail protection
–– Kensington Lock Port for security (lock not included)
How to Choose the Right Drive
Drobo gives you the flexibility to use a wide variety of drive types and capacities. To find out which drive is right, visit
www.drobo.com/products/choose-drive.
More Information
Visit the Thunderbolt technology site to learn more about this exciting new way to connect devices at https://thunderbolttechnology.net.
For more on Drobo’s innovative technology, visit www.drobo.com/how-it-works.
Read about Drobo BeyondRAID at www.drobo.com/how-it-works/beyond-raid.
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without notice and is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. Drobo shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
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