Drobo DRDS4A31 5N 5 Bay Desktop SATA+mSATA NAS Storage System PC/MAC

5 Bay Drobo 5N Desktop NAS SATA HDD/SSD

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Product Overview The Drobo 5N was designed with one purpose in mind: to deliver the best ever experience sharing storage and accessing data

MIX ANY SIZE OF DRIVE CAPACITY, SPINDLE SPEED AND/OR CACHE

Key Features
• Drives/Capacity - Up to 5 3.5” SATA I/II/III HDDs or SSDs.
• Connectivity - 1 x Gigabit Ethernet port (6 ft Ethernet cable provided).
• Form Factor - Desktop.
• Management - Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lights.
• Network - Common Internet File System (CIFS)/Server Message Block (SMB).

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, you’ll know there’s 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’s 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, Drobo 5N protects your data without any user interaction, even in the event of multiple drive failures. And like all Drobo products, it’s fast and easy to set up and no software configuration required to have accessible storage on your network.

Drives can be added or hot-swapped 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 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 AND Performance
Data-Aware Tiering technology, usually reserved for business-class storage solutions, is also available in this networked Drobo. It intelligently uses the high-performance SSDs to accelerate performance of the storage array, allowing applications such as Adobe Lightroom and Apple iPhoto or iTunes fast access to data. 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
Drobo doesn’t just protect you from a drive failure, but also from potential data loss after a power outage. 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. The battery recharges itself and lasts for the life of the product.

Centralized Backup for Your Entire Network
The Drobo 5N enables network backup for Mac and Windows users. If you’re backing up your Windows 8 computer to your Drobo, File History is supported. The Drobo 5N also delivers the most seamless support for OS X Time Machine of any network storage system on the market today. Using Time Machine with Drobo 5N is as easy as one click in Drobo Dashboard.

Designed for You
Drobo devices have 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 because of Drobo’s unique carrierless drive-bay design, allowing drives to be installed very close to each other

Drobo 5N is also the quietest Drobo ever due to its tuned, large, variable-speed cooling fan.

Drobo Dashboard
Drobo Dashboard is the single tool used to centrally manage all of your Drobo devices. Drobo Dashboard displays status as if all of your Drobos were right in front of you with the same status lights and capacity gauge that are on the front panel. All administration tasks are a single click away


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Data Sheet
Features Data Protection and Expandability Made Simple
Built on award-winning BeyondRAID technology with single- or dual-drive redundancy, Drobo 5N protects your data without any user interaction, even in the event of multiple drive failures. And like all Drobo products, it’s fast and easy to set up and no software configuration required to have accessible storage on your network.
Drives can be added or hot-swapped 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 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 AND Performance
Data-Aware Tiering technology, usually reserved for business-class storage solutions, is also available in this networked Drobo. It intelligently uses the high-performance SSDs to accelerate performance of the storage array, allowing applications such as Adobe Lightroom and Apple iPhoto or iTunes fast access to data. 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
Drobo doesn’t just protect you from a drive failure, but also from potential data loss after a power outage. 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. The battery recharges itself and lasts for the life of the product.

Centralized Backup for Your Entire Network
The Drobo 5N enables network backup for Mac and Windows users. If you’re backing up your Windows 8 computer to your Drobo, File History is supported. The Drobo 5N also delivers the most seamless support for OS X Time Machine of any network storage system on the market today. Using Time Machine with Drobo 5N is as easy as one click in Drobo Dashboard.

Designed for You
Drobo devices have 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 because of Drobo’s unique carrierless drive-bay design, allowing drives to be installed very close to each other
Drobo 5N is also the quietest Drobo ever due to its tuned, large, variable-speed cooling fan.

Drobo Dashboard
Drobo Dashboard is the single tool used to centrally manage all of your Drobo devices. Drobo Dashboard displays status as if all of your Drobos were right in front of you with the same status lights and capacity gauge that are on the front panel. All administration tasks are a single click away
Specifications
Specifications
NAS Form Factor  
Bays  
Storage (Included) N/A
Max. Storage Capacity 20 TB
HDD Interface
  • 1 x LAN 10/100/1000
  • 5 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
HDD Form Factor
  • 5 x 3.5"/2.5"
  • 1 x mSATA
Internal Flash Memory No
Internal Flash Memory Capacity  
DOM Module No
DOM Capacity  
CPU  
CPU Model  
Cores  
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 10/100/1000
Expansion Slots  
External Connectivity 1 x LAN (10/100/1000)
Cooling Fan
Noise Level 24 dB(A)
PSU Type  
PSU Wattage  
Max. Power Consumption  
Dimensions 150.30x185.4x262.3 (WxHxD mm)
Weight 3.86 kg
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
24 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
24 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
Scan
Telephone:
0871-472-4747
Reviews
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Easy to use NAS You buy drobo as it takes the pain out of using a NAS. It's a small unit, considering it can take five hard disks. The software is okay, but slow, but once up and running frankly you shouldn't need it very often. Biggest issues, it's noisy, the fan runs all the time. It's fast on disk tests, with three drives and msata ssd for cache, about comparable to my local internal drive on my iMac. Which is pretty good as it's over Ethernet. 12 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent device I upgraded from a gen 2 Drobo that was shared from a connected Mac via Firewire. This unit is better built, quiet and much better manageable. Having an extra disk gives you just that little bit of flexibility when you need to juggle things around a bit. The mSATA SSD accelerator is a nifty idea too, and seems to make rebuilding take much quicker. 28 January 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by NAS for idiots This Drobo setup is definitely made for people who aren't completely techy. It's simple to setup ie shove HDD's in it any shape and size (although its recommended not mix spindle speed) and switch it on. Load up the software onto your PC/MAC and it'll will discover itself and configure itself. Setup a share for other devices to see it and away you go. You can do more with it but it all feels a bit limited. That being said if you just want a NAS as a media centre or central storage then this is nice and simple to use. To make full use of it's speed you need to be on a gigabit network and you can use extra mSata ssd as a chache drive which i haven't tried yet 28 October 2013
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Drobo DRDS4A31 5N 5 Bay Desktop SATA+mSATA NAS Storage System PC/MAC
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