Drobo 5D: Direct Attached Storage – 5 bay array with mSATA SSD acceleration – USB 3 and Thunderbolt ports (DRDR5A21)

Drobo 5D: Direct Attached Storage – 5 bay array with mSATA SSD acceleration – USB 3 and Thunderbolt ports (DRDR5A21)

2,931.53 $


  • Highly Desktop Scalable Storage Array
  • 2 x Thunderbolt / 1 x USB 3.0
  • Holds 5 x 3.5′ SATA HDDs (not included)
  • Holds 1 x mSATA SSD (not included)
  • Hot Swappable Drives
  • Battery Backed Memory
  • Any Drive/Manufacturer/Speed/Spindle
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From the Manufacturer

Drobo 5D 5-Drive Storage Array, Thunderbolt/USB 3.0

The Drobo 5D was designed from the ground up to meet the data storage needs of today’s media creators and demanding professionals. Leveraging cutting-edge Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity along with solid-state drive (SSD) acceleration, the Drobo 5D offers amazing performance in a compact desktop storage array.

But it’s not just fast. The 5D is also easy-to-use, expandable, and automatically protects against hard drive failure(s). Whether you need to edit high-definition videos, store a large photo library, or simply backup terabytes of data, the Drobo 5D delivers the perfect combination of speed, simplicity, expansion, and protection.

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 5D 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 5D protects your data without any user interaction. Consult the online capacity calculator to determine how the choice of drive size, number of drives, and protection levels affect available capacity at drobo.com/products/capacity-calculator. 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.

Power of Thunderbolt, Flexibility of USB

Drobo is the only storage array that offers both high-speed Thunderbolt and the latest generation USB 3.0 that is both fast and backward compatible. Equipped with dual Thunderbolt ports, the Drobo 5D can connect up to six Thunderbolt devices and the bi-directional performance of Thunderbolt allows all devices in the chain to achieve maximum throughput.

SSD Acceleration Boosts Performance up to 10X

Most storage arrays use either all hard drives or all SSDs. The Drobo 5D 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 Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Lightroom by up to 10X!

Power Protecting Your Critical Data

Drobo doesn’t just protect your critical data from drive failure, but also from power outages. The Drobo 5D 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.

What’s in the Box

Drobo 5D, 6 ft (1.8 m) power cord with power supply, Quick Start Card.

Additional information

Weight 6.35029 kg
Dimensions 13.8 x 13.7 x 10.2 cm

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