Drobo 5N 12TB (4 x 3TB WD Red) 5 Bay Desktop NAS

QuickFind: 493144 Mfr part code: DRDS4A31/12TB/RED (4X3TB)
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  • Connectivity: 1 x Gigabit Ethernet port
  • 12TB (4 x 3TB WD Red)

Product Description

Drobo 5N 12TB (4 x 3TB WD Red) 5 Bay Desktop NAS

Designed with You in Mind

 

Drobo storage arrays have always been designed with the user in mind.

From the tool less design that allows hard drives to be inserted without carriers or screws to the variable-speed cooling fan, the compact and quiet 5N was designed to work just as well on your desk as it does in an office environment. Users can also dim the lights and configure drives to spin down when not in use.

All Your Stuff, Automatically Safe

 

Built on award-winning BeyondRAID technology with single or dual-drive redundancy, Drobo 5N protects your data without any user interaction.

Drives can be added or replaced 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 slot or remove a smaller drive and replace it with a larger one.

High-Speed Gigabit Connectivity

The Drobo 5N is equipped with high-speed Gigabit Ethernet and connects directly to your network to make sharing your data easy.

Just plug it into any switch or wireless router and you're ready to go. You can even connect the Drobo 5N directly to the Ethernet port on your computer without having to configure any settings.

SSD Acceleration Boosts Performance up to 10X

Most storage arrays use either all hard drives or all SSDs. The Drobo 5N delivers the best of both worlds by intelligently combining hard drives and SSDs to deliver both capacity and performance.

Using a small form-factor SSD boosts performance of popular applications such as Apple iPhoto and Adobe Lightroom by up to 10X!

Do More with Popular Apps

Drobo offers dozens of popular applications that extend the capabilities of the Drobo 5N. Whether you want to stream media or backup to the cloud, DroboApps have you covered.

Popular apps include Barracuda Copy for remote access, ElephantDrive for cloud backup, and Plex for media serving. Seamless integration with Drobo Dashboard makes using DroboApps as simple as checking a box.

Power Protecting Your Critical Data

Drobo doesn't just protect your critical data from drive failure, but also from power outages. The Drobo 5N includes a battery that protects all data - whether active or at rest.

Should the power go out while using your Drobo, the battery will protect everything until the power is restored. The battery recharges automatically and is designed to last for the entire life of the product.

PLEASE NOTE:- THIS ITEM INCLUDES 4 X 3TB WESTERN DIGITAL NAS HARD DRIVES

 

 

The Drobo 5N was designed with one purpose in mind, to deliver the best experience sharing storage and accessing data. From the moment you plug it in it is instantly accessible on your network. The Drobo 5N is perfect for any connected home, home office, or small office environment needing a simple, safe device for sharing and backing up data over the network.

Not only is Drobo 5N fast, but it is easy-to-use, expandable, flexible, and protected so you can safely store and edit photos, videos, audio files as well as store and back up all the computers on your network

  • Up to five (5) 3.5inch SATA I / II / III hard disk drives or solid state drives (sold separately) and one (1) mSATA solid state drive ( sold separately)
  • Drives of any manufacturer, capacity, spindle speed, and/or cache can be used
  • BeyondRAID technology with single- or dual-drive redundancy
  • Hot swappable
  • Gigabit Ethernet port for network connectivity
  • Internal battery that protects all data in memory, or cache, in the event of a power outage
  • PC Windows and Mac compatible
  • 2 year warranty


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The Faster, Easier Drobo for Your Network - The Drobo 5N was designed with one purpose in mind, to deliver the best ever experience sharing storage and accessing data. From the moment you plug it in and it is instantly accessible on your network, the you will know that there is nothing like it. The Drobo 5N is perfect for any connected home, home office, or small office environment needing a simple, safe device for sharing and backing up data over the network


Not only is Drobo 5N fast, but it is also easy-to-use, expandable, flexible, and protected, exactly what's expected from a Drobo. You can safely store and edit photos, videos, and audio files as well as store and back up all the computers on your network

Data Protection and Expandability Made Simple - Built on award-winning BeyondRAID technology with single- or dual-drive redundancy, the Drobo 5N 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 are 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

High Speed Connectivity - The Drobo 5N is equipped with a single Gigabit Ethernet port for network connectivity and connects directly to your network to make sharing your data easy. Just plug it into any switch or wireless router and you're ready to go. You can even connect the Drobo 5N directly to the Ethernet port on your computer without having to configure any settings

Capacity & Performance - Data-Aware Tiering technology, usually reserved for business-class storage solutions, is also available in this networked 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

To keep capacity of the Drobo at a maximum, the Drobo Accelerator Bay accepts an industry-standard mSATA SSD, leaving all five 3.5inch drives bays available for high-capacity HDDs

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 - The Drobo 5N does not 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, The Drobo 5N 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 non-volatile storage, ensuring your important information is safe. This battery recharges itself and is designed to last for the life of the product

Designed for you - A Drobo has always been space efficient and the Drobo 5N is no exception. It was designed from the ground up to provide very high capacity without taking up a lot of your valuable desk space. It is compact mostly because of the Drobo unique carrierless drive-bay design, allowing drives to be installed very close to each other

The Drobo 5N 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 are not in use to further reduce noise and save energy

Specifications

Connectivity

  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • 6ft. Ethernet cable provided

Capacity

  • • Up to five (5) 3.5inch SATA II / III hard disk drives or solid state drives (sold separately) and one (1) mSATA solid state drive
  • 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

BeyondRAID Features

  • Thin Provisioning
  • Instant Expansion
  • Mixed Drive Size Utilization
  • Automatic Protection Levels
  • Dual Disk Redundancy
  • Virtual Hot Spare
  • Data Aware
  • Drive Re-ordering

Management

  • Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lights
  • Drobo Dashboard version 2.4 or later

Operating System Support

  • Mac OS X 10.7.x Lion
  • Mac OS X 10.8.x Mountain Lion
  • Windows 7 SP1 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows 8 32 and 64 bit

Network Protocols

  • Common Internet File System (CIFS) / Server Message Block (SMB) /li>
  • Apple Filing Protocol

Hardware Features

  • Carrier-less Drive Bays
  • Power Fail Protection
  • Kensington Lock Port for Security (lock not included)

Additional Software Features

  • Data-Aware Tiering
  • OS X Time Machine Support
  • Drive Spin Down
  • Dim Lights

Warranty

  • Standard 2-year warranty; extend to 3 years and enhance support with DroboCare

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. (without hard drives, power supply, or packaging)

Power and Cooling

  • External Power Supply: AC Input 100-240VAC~2A, 50-60Hz; DC Output 12V, 12.5A, 150W max
  • Single, fixed, variable speed cooling fan

Box Contents

  • Drobo 5N
  • 1 x 1.8m (6ft.) Ethernet cable
  • 1.8 m (6 ft.) power cord with power supply
  • Quick Start Card

Optional Accessories

  • Drobo 5N Power Supply
  • DroboCare

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