Drobo 5N2 DRDS5A21-8TB Networked Attached Storage Array


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Enterprise Grade

Capacity: 8TB

Interface Types: SATA, SATA 1.8in Mini-SATA / MSATA, Ethernet RJ45

Form Factor: 3.5inx1.0in LFF Hard Drive

Encryption/SED Supported

Electrical Interface: Ethernet Gigabit - 1Gbps

Bays/Ports/Slots: 5

Wattage/VA: 84W

Voltage: 110-240V Multi

Drobo 5N2 DRDS5A21-8TB 5-Bay 8TB Gigabit Ethernet NAS Storage Array - Brand New

Drobo 5N2 DRDS5A21-8TB 5-Bay 8TB (4 x 2TB Serial ATA) Dual GbE / Gigabit Ethernet NAS / Network Attached Storage Array - Brand New

Includes: 4 x 2TB SATA drives.

Performance and Peace of Mind Delivered for Power Users

The 5N2 Gold & Platinum Editions
The Gold Edition adds performance with an included 128GB mSATA SSD card and peace of mind with 5 years of DroboCare warranty.

The Platinum Edition takes the Gold Edition one step further by providing a data recovery service by DriveSavers. This partnership includes one instance of a data recovery service within a five- year period, potentially saving thousands of dollars in recovery fees.

The 5N2 special editions are an enhanced Network Attached NAS solution for data sharing, secure backup, remote access and disaster recovery solutions.

Drobo 5N2 special editions are designed to optimize and simplify workflow in connected homes and small office environments using Drobo’s simple, safe and smart BeyondRAIDTM technology. Using the solution as a central backup in a connected home, multiple computers can speedily access the rich media files. Small office environments can utilize secure file sharing and Drobo’s Disaster Recovery (DR) feature to automatically backup the data to an offsite 5N2. To extend the functionality of the Drobo, 5N2 special editions are compatible with the myDrobo App Platform, allowing for remote access to data, media streaming and cloud backup.

Data Protection and Expandability Made Simple
Built on award-winning BeyondRAID™ technology with single- or dual-drive redundancy, Drobo 5N2 special editions protect your data without any user interaction, even in the event of multiple drive failures. In addition, Drobo’s simplicity provides a quick, seamless setup and software configuration is not required to access storage on your network.

Drives can be added or hot-swapped and updated in real time for storage expansion with zero downtime. Just add a drive in an empty bay or remove a smaller drive and replace it with a larger one, when needed.

High-Speed Connectivity
The Drobo 5N2 special editions are equipped with dual Gigabit Ethernet ports for network connectivity and makes sharing your data easy by connecting directly to the network. The two ports provide bonding support, also known as Adaptive Link Bonding, for link failover and aggregation without Ethernet switch support. This increases performance and compensates for network connection problems.

Capacity AND Performance
Usually reserved for larger enterprise-class storage solutions, the Drobo 5N2 special editions give you the option to implement Hot Data Caching through the Drobo Accelerator Bay (128GB mSATA SSD card included). This feature intelligently uses high-performance flash to accelerate performance, allowing the fastest possible access to your data.

The myDrobo Platform
The myDrobo platform extends the functionality of Drobo NAS devices by providing a secure and fully end-to-end encrypted path to selected Drobo Apps.

The iOS and Android app, DroboAccess, allows Drobo NAS owners to access their data anywhere, anytime through a secure and encrypted network. This allows Drobo consumers and SMBs to quickly and easily setup their own private cloud storage solution with the ability to view documents from a web browser or from the DroboAccess mobile app.

DroboPix app allows owners to easily and automatically upload their photos and videos from their Android or iOS device to a network Drobo. The files are automatically uploaded over Wi-Fi and are securely backed up and protected on a Drobo. 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 5N2 special editions include 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.

Drobo Disaster Recovery
With Drobo DR you can set up a pair of 5N2s special editions to automatically make an offsite copy of your data. Simple to set up and manage, the reliable DroboDR seamlessly replicates your data to another 5N2 special edition ensuring data availability in case of disaster. Even better, the remote 5N2 special edition stores all user account information so recovery is painless.

Designed for You
Drobo devices have always been space efficient and the Drobo 5N2 special editions are 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 5N2
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Drives and Expansion
  • Up to five (5) 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. Click here for drive recommendations.
  • Expandable by adding drives or hot-swapping drives with larger ones. Use the Capacity Calculator to estimate available storage in various configurations.
  • 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
  • 64TB filesystem support
  • Management
  • Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lights
  • Drobo Dashboard version 2.6 or later
  • Operating System Support
  • Apple® macOS X 10.11 and higher
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7
  • Network 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)
  • Additional Software Features
  • Hot Data Caching
  • DroboApps
  • myDrobo compatible
  • Maximum System Capacity: 64TB
  • Drive Spin Down
  • Dim Lights
  • OS X Time Machine Support
  • OS X / macOS Time Machine Support
  • Cloud access
  • 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 (3.9 kg) without hard drives, power supply, or packaging
  • Power and Cooling
    • External Power Supply
      • AC Input – 100-240VAC~2A, 50-60Hz
      • DC Output – 12V, 7A, 84W
    • Dual, fixed, variable speed cooling fans
    Environmental Specifications
  • Acoustics – Normal Operation:
  • Operating Temperature: 10°C – 35°C (50° – 95°F)
  • Non-Operating Temperature (storage): -10° – 60°C (14° – 140°F)
  • Operating Humidity: 5% – 80%
  • Box Contents
  • Drobo 5N2
  • 2x 6 ft (1.8 m) Ethernet cables
  • 6 ft (1.8 m) power cord with power supply
  • Quick Start Card

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    ROHS Compliant

    Weight: 13 lb

    Warranty: 1 Year Manufacturer

    Brand New

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    The product is brand new.

    1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

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