Drobo 5N2 Gold Edition DRDS5A21-G 5-Bay NAS Array


DiscTech Item #: DRO-DRDS5A21-G-BN-1Y

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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: 8W

Voltage: 110-240V Multi

Drobo 5N2 Gold Edition DRDS5A21-G 5-Bay Gigabit Ethernet NAS Storage Array w/ 128G mSATA & 5 Yr Drobo Care - Diskless - Brand New

Drobo 5N2 Gold Edition DRDS5A21-G 5-Bay Gigabit Ethernet NAS / Network Attached Storage Array with 128G mSATA / Mini-SATA / Mini Serial ATA & 5 Year Drobo Care - Diskless - Brand New

Includes: 128G mSATA and 5 Year Drobo Care

54 years of DroboCare warranty and 128GB mSATA SSD card are included with every Drobo 5N2 Gold Edition sold to ensure the best storage experience ever.

The 5N2 Gold edition Drobos are everything you would expect in a Drobo 5N2 and more. These special editions are created to provide performance and peace of mind for power users. Focus on what you do best and let Drobo manage all of your storage needs.

Performance Boost with mSATA Card & Extended DroboCare Warranty
The Drobo 5N2 Gold Edition optimizes performance with an included 128GB mSATA SSD for the Drobo Accelerator Bay. Frequently used files can be accessed up to 30% faster by implementing the Hot Data Cache technology. The 5N2 Gold Edition also includes an extended premium 5-year DroboCare warranty.

Just like the Drobo 5N2, the Drobo 5N2 Gold edition delivers an unparalleled user experience for data sharing, secure backup, remote access, and disaster recovery solutions. The 5N2 Gold edition provides a 2X performance boost over Drobo 5N with an upgraded processor and bonding with the dual Gigabit Ethernet ports. Drobo's revolutionary, built-in Disaster Recovery technology automatically replicates your data and settings to an offsite 5N2, for additional peace of mind and ease of use.

Extend the functionality of your Drobo NAS device with myDrobo. The myDrobo platform provides a secure and full end-to-end encrypted path to selected Drobo Apps on your Drobo. DroboAccess app allows 5N2 Gold edition owners to access, upload and share their data anywhere, anytime through a secure and encrypted network. DroboPix app automatically backups your photos and videos on your mobile device by automatically uploading the files to your Drobo 5N2 Gold edition, whenever you are in range of your Wi-Fi connection.

  • 5 drive bays (3.5” SATA or SSD)
  • Drobo Disaster Recovery technology
  • 2x Gigabit Ethernet (cables provided)
  • Optional mSATA SSD improves performance up to 3X
  • Power fail protection with battery backup
  • BeyondRAID for advanced data protection
    • Support a single Smart Volume of 64TB
    • Mixed drive size utilization
    • Single or dual disk redundancy
    • Thin provisioning and reclamation
    • Virtual hot spare
    • Drive re-ordering
  • Includes 128GB mSATA card for 30% faster access to frequently used files
  • 5-year extended DroboCare warranty
Extended DroboCare Warranty
Includes 5 years of DroboCare featuring 24/7 phone support and advanced hardware replacement upon product registration. Instructions on DroboCare activation included in the box. *DroboCare does not cover failed hard drives.

* Please note that units ordered with hard drives require 2-3 business days for processing, kitting and shipping. Overnight orders without drives ship the following business day. All packages require a signature at delivery.

Capacity/Drive Specifications
  • Up to five (5) 3.5" SATA II / III hard disk drives or solid state drives (sold separately) and one (1) mSATA solid state drive (not sold by Drobo)
  • Drives of any manufacturer, capacity, spindle speed, and/or cache can be used. No carriers or tools required. Click here for drive recommendations.
  • Use the 5-bay Capacity Calculator to estimate available storage in various configurations.

Drobo 5N2 Gold Edition
Model NumberDRDS5A21-G
Number of Bays
  • 5 x 2.5"/3.5"
  • 1 x mSATAt
Compatible Drive Interface
Total Raw Capacity
  • None
  • None
Flash Memory
  • None
Supported Protocols
  • AFP
OS Compatibility
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10
  • macOS 10.10 or Later
Power Source
  • AC Adapter
AC Input Power
  • 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz at 2 A
DC Input Power
  • 12 VDC at 7 A, 84 W
Operating Temperature
  • 50 to 95°F / 10 to 35°C
Operating Humidity
  • 5 to 80%
Storage Temperature
  • 14 to 140°F / -10 to 60°C
  • 1 x PWM 120 mm Fan
Noise Level
  • 30.4 dBA
  • 5.9 x 7.3 x 10.3" / 149.9 x 185.4 x 261.6 mm
  • 8.5 lb / 3.9 kg

Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.

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ROHS Compliant

Weight: 10 lb

Warranty: 1 Year DiscTech

Brand New

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