Everything You’d Expect in a Drobo
Designed from the ground up to meet the data storage needs of today’e
s media creators and demanding professionals, the 5D builds on
Drobo’s fully automated functionality with blazing-fast performance
in a compact design. Leveraging cutting-edge Thunderbolt 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 it fast, Drobo 5D is easy-to-use,
expandable, flexible, and guaranteed safe.
Leave Your Limitations Behind… Go BeyondRAID®
Built on our award-winning BeyondRAID technology, the Drobo 5D
protects your data without any intervention – even in the event of
multiple drive failures. You can even switch from single to dual
disk redundancy with a single click, ensuring enterprise-level dual
parity data protection when required. Drobo’s with BeyondRAID are
also self-healing and have virtual hot-spares. If a drive happens
to fail, Drobo will automatically re-layout the data to return to a
protected state without disruption.
Drobo takes the up front guess work out of determining the amount
of capacity you require. Buy the capacity you need today, and when
you need more storage, simply replace your smallest drive with a
larger one and immediately use that capacity in seconds. You can
even mix and match drive brands, capacities and speeds.
To further enhance your experience, every Drobo comes with Smart
Volume technology. Smart Volumes™ are thinly provisioned volumes
that automatically utilize capacity as needed from a common pool of
storage. Additionally, as data is deleted, free capacity is
returned to that common pool, immediately increasing the available
BeyondRAID along with Smart Volumes deliver next-generation storage
technology by bringing together enhanced data protection,
reliability, expandability, and ease-of-use.
Time Machine and Drobo: A Perfect Pairing
Apple’s Time Machine was designed to make backing up your files
simple and painless. Pairing Time Machine with Drobo improves your
data protection by ensuring your data is safe in the event of hard
Control How Much Storage Time Machine Uses
Apple’s guidelines are to set the storage space for Time Machine at
twice the size of the Mac’s hard drive that is to be protected.
Time Machine users know that it will gradually use all available
disk space without an easy way to stop this from happening. With
Drobo you can easily control the maximum storage space available
for Time Machine backups through Drobo Dashboard. When you install
a Drobo, Drobo Dashboard prompts to see if you want to create a
dedicated storage volume for Time Machine’s use, allowing you to
set the size of this volume.
Compact, Expandable Design
Expanding your storage capacity with a Drobo couldn’t be easier.
There’s no long, risky process to add capacity to a Drobo – no need
to go through the time consuming and complex administration of
destroying your RAID sets and recreating with larger drives; and
then finally restoring from your backup. When it’s time to add
storage capacity to a Drobo, simply insert additional disk drives
or replace the smallest disks with larger ones. The unique compact,
carrier-less drive-bay design results in an attractive, efficient
storage array that won’t dominate your valuable desk space.
If you’re running low on space, the lights on the front of the
Drobo 5D tell you exactly what to do. The innovative, user-friendly
industrial design allows you to add or hot-swap larger capacity
drives, without tools, on the fly, for storage expansion with zero
downtime. Expand your capacity without missing a beat while safely
storing and backing up all personal data with ease and peace of
mind. It’s that simple!
Capacity and Performance
Usually reserved for larger enterprise-class storage solutions, the
Drobo 5D gives you the option to implement Hot Data Caching through
the Drobo Accelerator Bay. This feature intelligently uses
high-performance flash to accelerate performance, allowing the
fastest possible access to your data.
To keep capacity of your Drobo 5D at a maximum, the Drobo
Accelerator Bay accepts an industry-standard mSATA SSD, leaving all
five 3.5” 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 5D gives you the
flexibility to choose! Learn More
Connectivity Without Compromise
Drobo Mini and the Drobo 5D are the only storage solutions that
offer Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity in the same box.
Multiple thunderbolt ports allow you to simultaneously connect up
to six Thunderbolt devices at once. With bi-directional 10 Gbps
performance, Thunderbolt technology allows all devices in the chain
to achieve maximum throughput.
This latest generation of USB 3.0 offers 5Gbps high-performance
connectivity and is backward compatible with any computer running
qualified versions of Mac OS X or Windows.
Power Protecting Your Critical Data
The Drobo 5D doesn’t just protect from drive failures, it also
includes a battery backup system that protects all data in memory
or cache. That’s right, Enterprise grade data protection for you on
your Drobo 5D! If power spontaneously goes away, the Drobo stays
alive long enough for the data to be written to disk, ensuring your
important information is always safe. The onboard battery recharges
itself and is designed to last for the life of the product.
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|Mac Operating Systems Supported:
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
|Windows Operating Systems Supported:
Windows 7 Enterprise
Windows 7 Enterprise x64
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Basic x64
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Professional x64
Windows 7 Starter
Windows 7 Starter x64
Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows 8 Enterprise
Windows 8 Enterprise x64
Windows 8 Pro
Windows 8 Pro x64
Windows 8 x64
Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64
Windows 8.1 Pro
Windows 8.1 Pro x64
Windows 8.1 x64
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