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.
MacMall Part #: 9430843
Manufacturer Part #: DRDS4A21
Drobo Drobo 5N NAS Server
Go for a NAS server that is not only convenient but also a very efficient and a cost-effective device. Introducing another amazing device from MacMall, the Drobo 5N NAS server. Get to know more about this storage device and get it here, only at MacMall.
Speed, reliability, and accessibility - these are the qualities that you need in a tough storage device. Well, this 5N 5-Bay NAS storage array from Drobo has all that and more! Store and save all of your various digital content without the hassles of dealing with security threats and other factors that can make you lose your files. If you often share data with other users over a network, this is the NAS server that you?re looking for.
If speedy data access is your top priority, load an SSD into each of this server's 5 bays. The Drobo 5-bay NAS server is equipped with data-aware tiering technology, which you can take advantage of when using SSDs. With this high-speed storage device connected to your home or office network, use of processing-intensive software such as Adobe Lightroom is smooth. Plus, the drives can be hot-swapped with no lags in case of drive failure.
This Drobo 5N 5-bay NAS storage array device does not only protect your files from being accessed by unauthorized users, but also prevents you from losing all your digital contents by adding a battery that protects all stored data, even files in your cache.
All you need to do for you to start working with the Drobo 5N NAS server is simply to plug it into a network switch, wireless router, or Ethernet port and you're good to go! Start saving and sharing files and resources with other users on your home or office network without dealing with a long and complicated installation process.
Get your own Drobo 5-bay NAS server and start enjoying hassle-free file storage and file sharing. Enjoy great deals when you shop only at MacMall!
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, youll know theres 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 its easy-to-use, expandable, flexible, and protected—exactly whats 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, its 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 youre 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 youre 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 doesnt 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 youre 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
Drives and Capacity
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 in the Drobo Accelerator Bay for increased performance
Drives of mixed capacity, spindle speed, and/or cache
No carriers or tools required
Expandable by adding drives or hot-swapping drives with larger ones.
1 x Gigabit Ethernet port (6 ft Ethernet cable provided)
Common Internet File System (CIFS) / Server Message Block (SMB)
Apple Filing Protocol (AFP)
Mixed Drive Size Utilization
Automatic Protection Levels
Dual Disk Redundancy
Virtual Hot Spare
Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lights
Drobo Dashboard version 2.4 or later
Total Storage Capacity
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
0 (installed) / 5 (max)
SATA - internal
Data Transfer Rate
Max Storage Devices Qty
HDD - hot-swap - 2.5" / 3.5" shared
Data Link Protocol
10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE
Network Services Compatibility
Microsoft CIFS, Server Message Block (SMB), Apple File Protocol (AFP)
Jumbo Frames support
Expansion / Connectivity
5 (total) / 5 (free) x hot-swap - 2.5" / 3.5"
1 x Ethernet 1000Base-T - RJ-45
1 x network cable - 6 ft
Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), BeyondRAID technology, built-in cooling fan
X internal power supply
AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Software / System Requirements
Drivers & Utilities, Drobo Dashboard, Apple Time Machine
Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits) SP1, Apple MacOS X 10.7 Lion, Windows 8 (32/64 bits), Apple MacOS X 10.8.x
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