Drobo 5N - NAS server

Mfg Part #: DRDS4A21

Drobo 5N - NAS server
Ordering Information
Our Price$539.32
ConditionNew and Factory Sealed
Out of Stock as of 2:47am 3/29/2014

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. 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. To keep capacity of the Drobo 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.

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. Often found only in arrays that cost tens of thousands of dollars, Drobo 5N includes a battery that protects all data in memory, or cache, that is, data on its way to the drives.

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 significantly quieter than previous-generation Drobos due to its tuned, large, variable-speed cooling fan. You can even configure Drobo to spin down drives when they're not in use to further reduce noise and save energy.

In The Box
  • Drobo 5N
  • Network cable - 1.8 m
  • Software

General Specifications

Manufacturer Part #DRDS4A21
Manufacturer UPC #0094922385079
Cost Central Item #11831410
Product DescriptionDrobo 5N - NAS server - 0 GB - SATA 6Gb/s - Gigabit Ethernet
Device TypeNAS server
Host ConnectivityGigabit Ethernet
Total Storage Capacity0 GB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty0 (installed) / 5 (max)
Approximate Dimensions (WxDxH)5.9 in x 10.3 in x 7.3 in
Approximate Weight8.6 lbs
Storage ControllerSATA - SATA 6Gb/s
Hard DriveSerial ATA-600
NetworkingNetwork adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
PowerAC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
System RequirementsMicrosoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits) SP1, Apple MacOS X 10.7 Lion, Windows 8 (32/64 bits), Apple MacOS X 10.8.x
Manufacturer Warranty2 years warranty

Extended Specifications

Device TypeNAS server
Host ConnectivityGigabit Ethernet
Total Storage Capacity0 GB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty0 (installed) / 5 (max)
Approximate Width5.9 in
Approximate Depth10.3 in
Approximate Height7.3 in
Approximate Weight8.6 lbs
Storage Controller
TypeSATA - internal
Interface TypeSATA 6Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate600 MBps
Max Storage Devices Qty5
Hard Drive
TypeHDD - hot-swap - 2.5" / 3.5" shared
Interface TypeSerial ATA-600
TypeNetwork adapter
Data Link ProtocolEthernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
Network Services CompatibilityMicrosoft CIFS, Server Message Block (SMB), Apple File Protocol (AFP)
FeaturesJumbo Frames support
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Bays5 (total) / 5 (free) x hot-swap - 2.5" / 3.5"
Interfaces1 x Ethernet 1000Base-T - RJ-45
Cables Included1 x network cable - 6 ft
FeaturesSecurity lock slot (cable lock sold separately), BeyondRAID technology, built-in cooling fan
Power DeviceX internal power supply
Voltage RequiredAC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power Provided150 Watt
Software / System Requirements
Software IncludedDrivers & Utilities, Drobo Dashboard, Apple Time Machine
OS RequiredMicrosoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits) SP1, Apple MacOS X 10.7 Lion, Windows 8 (32/64 bits), Apple MacOS X 10.8.x
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support2 years warranty
Service & Support DetailsLimited warranty - 2 years

Available Accessories & Related Products

Service and Support - Storage
DescriptionMfg Part #StockPrice 
DroboCare 3 Year - Extended service agreementDroboCare 3 Year - Extended service agreement
Extended service agreement - advance parts replacement - 3 years - shipment - NBD - for Drobo 5N
DR-5N-1D11 No $167.62

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