There’s Really Nothing Like It
Designed with one purpose in mind: to deliver the ultimate
experience in sharing storage and accessing data on your network.
From the moment you plug it in, you’ll be able to have instant
access and start sharing data. With its Gigabit Ethernet port, the
Drobo 5N is perfect for any connected home, home office, or small
office environment in need of a simple, safe device for sharing and
backing up every piece of data over your network. Just plug it into
any switch or wireless router and you’re ready to go. When you need
dedicated performance for uploading of large media files, you can
even connect the Drobo 5N to your Ethernet port on your computer
without any configuration! The Drobo 5N is easy-to-use, expandable,
flexible, and most importantly… keeps your data safe.
Leave Your Limitations Behind… Go BeyondRAID®
Built on our award-winning BeyondRAID technology, the Drobo 5N
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.
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 5N 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 5N 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 5N 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 5N gives you the
flexibility to choose!
Drobo Apps are embedded applications that extend the capabilities
of the Drobo 5N. Partnering with strategic application vendors and
solution providers (e.g. Barracuda Copy & Plex), Drobo now
offers enhanced features that augment user data interaction. Drobo
Apps are designed to be simple to install and configure – just like
a Drobo! Installation is performed from within Drobo Dashboard, and
all applications are fully supported by Drobo and our technology
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|Mac Operating Systems Supported:
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
|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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