Drobo 5N 5Bay NAS (Review)

Drobo 5N is one of the most popular Network Attached Storage available for domestic and small end business owners. Drobo 5N is a safe, fast, easy to use and install, expandable and use Network Attached Storage device, also it automatically protects against hard drive.

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Pricing
Base unit cost is $489

Drobo 5N Costs
3 x 2TB $754
5 x 2TB $1,109
5 x 3TB $1,179
5 x 4TB $1,349

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Specifications

Connectivity 1 x Gigabit Ethernet port
Drives and Expansion
  • Up to five 3.5” SATA II/III hard disk drives or solid state drives (sold separately)
  • One (1) mSATA solid state drive in the Drobo Accelerator Bay for increased performance (sold separately)
  • 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
  • Single – or Dual-Disk Redundancy
  • Virtual Hot Spare
  • Data-Aware
  • Drive Re-ordering
Supported Operating System
  • Mac OS X 10.9 and higher
  • Windows 7, 8/8.1, 10
Networking Protocols
  • Common Internet File System (CIFS) / Server
  • Message Block (SMB)
  • Apple Filing Protocol (AFP)
Hardware Features
  • Carrier-less drive bays
  • Power fail protection
  • Kensington Lock Port for security (lock not included)
Height 7.3 in (185.4 mm)
Width 5.9 in (150.3 mm)
Weight 8.5 lb (3.9 kg) without hard drives, power supply or packaging

Design

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Using the firmware update tool you can update the firmware version of the Drobo 5N automatically.

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myDroboApps

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