Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 5 Bay DAS unit from Drobo DRDR5A31

5 Bay Drobo 5D DAS with Thunderbolt x2 USB 3.0 x5 SATA HDD with mSATA support

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Product Overview 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 blazing-fast performance.

Mix & Match ANY Size if SATA Hard Drives - the 5D will Sort It!

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.

Drobo 5D is equipped with dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining. Connect up to six Thunderbolt devices and/or a non-Thunderbolt monitor at the end of the chain. With six Drobo 5D arrays in a chain, you can have up to 96 TB of usable capacity. And, the bi-directional 10 Gbps 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 compatibility with any computer running compatible versions of Mac OS X or Windows. NOTE: Thunderbolt is currently supported only on Mac OS X.

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. Features • Up to five (5) 3.5" SATA I / II / III hard disk drives or solid state drives (sold separately) add an optional mSATA solid state drive in the Drobo Accelerator Bay for increased performance
• Drives of any manufacturer, capacity, spindle speed, and/or cache
• No carriers or tools required
• Expandable by adding drives or hot-swapping drives with larger ones

• 2x Thunderbolt ports; second port for daisy chaining Thunderbolt devices (Mac OS X only)
• 1x USB 3.0 port

• Up to five (5) 3.5" SATA I / 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 2.3 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

File System Options
• Mac OS X: HFS+
• Windows: NTFS

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

Additional Software Features
• Data-Aware Tiering
• Drive Spin Down
• Dim Lights

• 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 5D
• 2m (6.6 ft) USB 3.0 cable
• 1.8m (6 ft) power cord with power supply
• Quick Start Card
NAS Form Factor  
Storage (Included) N/A
Max. Storage Capacity  
HDD Interface
  • 5 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 2 x ThunderBolt
  • 1 x USB 3.0
HDD Form Factor
  • 5 x 3.5"
  • 5 x 3.5" External
  • 1 x mSATA
Internal Flash Memory No
Internal Flash Memory Capacity  
DOM Module No
DOM Capacity  
CPU Model  
CPU Speed  
RAM Memory Included  
RAM Memory Type  
Max. RAM Memory Supported  
Cache Drive Interface  
Included Cache Drive Capacity  
Included Cache Drive Type  
LAN Type N/A
Expansion Slots  
External Connectivity
  • 2 x Thunderbolt
  • 1 x USB 3.0/2.0
Cooling Fan
Noise Level  
PSU Type  
PSU Wattage  
Max. Power Consumption 150 W
Dimensions 150.3 x 185.4 x 262.3 (WxHxD mm)
Weight 3.856 kg

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24 months
DOA Period:
7 days
Manufacturer Contact Details
Data Robotics
02030 249580
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5 Bay Drobo 5D DAS with Thunderbolt x2 USB 3.0 x5 SATA HDD with mSATA support is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great and easy to setup, specially with TimeMachine Great product, the fan noise is quite better but still there, not ideal in recording applications for that. Beside that I am quite happy with Drobo5D on thunderbolt. The only downside is that is not Thunderbolt 2 so be careful when placing it in your chain if you have 4K screens.
Date published: 2015-02-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nightmare kit The Drobo 5D should be nice piece of kit. It combines multiple disk drives into a single giant drive, which can cope with a single drive failure (you just pop it out and replace it with a new one). In reality it has cost me a fortune in additional drives, and has proven extremely unreliable. I purchased a Drobo 5D with five 3TB WD NAS drives. This is what happened: 1) The USB cable supplied with the Drobo 5D didn't work. Drobo support blamed my USB 3 card and recommended a list of expensive cards. Fixed with a new USB cable. 2) The Drobo has a “feature” whereby it cripples itself if it goes over 95% full and the transfer speed plummets to about 2MB/sec. The problem I had is that I was using an encrypted partition (Truecrypt) that can't reduce in size! I couldn't copy the data off the Drobo because it was so slow so the only solution was to upgrade my 3TB drives to 4TB drives. 3) I bought two 4TB drives (Seagate ST4000VN000) from two different supplies and put them in. This gave me the space but file access speed varied enormously, some files were 60MB/sec and some were still 2MB/sec. Drobo support said my new drives were faulty and recommended some nice expensive ones to buy. I pointed out that the chances of two drives from different suppliers being faulty in exactly the same way was unlikely, and asked if there were any compatibility issues with these drives. I'm still waiting for an answer to that several months on. The Seagate drives work fine on their own in the main computer. 4) I bought three 4TB drives (WD WD40EFRX) and they worked fine for a few months. Then one day a red light appears indicating a drive has died. I reboot the computer and the Drobo recovers, but takes 2 days for it to rebuild. I buy another 4TB WD drive to replace the one which produced the red light as I no longer trust it. 5) I ask Drobo support if they think the problem was with the drive or the Drobo. They ask for diagnostics but when I send them the file produced by the Drobo they say they it has missing information and ask me to reboot the Drobo. I do that and it no longer comes up. It's now a very expensive doorstop. 6) Drobo support say that it will take 10 days to replace it as it has to be shipped to Germany, and I have to pay the postage. So to summarise, so far I have bought a Drobo 5D and 11 large and expensive multi-terabyte disk drives - and have zero storage. I do not recommend this product.
Date published: 2014-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product Basically a great product but this one has a very annoying hum which is very audible, I have contacted Drobo support about this and am waiting for them to contact me. If all Drobo 5D 's have this hum then I cannot recommend it.
Date published: 2013-08-17
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Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 5 Bay DAS unit from Drobo DRDR5A31
Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 5 Bay DAS unit from Drobo DRDR5A31