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Drobo DAS Storage | DROBO 5D3 5 Bay Diskless Storage Array | DRDR6A31 | ServersPlus

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DROBO 5D3 5 Bay Diskless Storage Array

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Manufacturer Part Code: DRDR6A31

Order Code: NPDRO-DRDR6A31

Category: Drobo DAS Storage

Drobo 5D3 5 Bay Storage Array

Lightning Fast Storage
for Media Professionals, Content Creators, and Small Businesses


The Drobo 5D3 is the 3rd generation 5 Bay direct-attached storage (DAS), reimagined for media professionals, content creators, and small businesses. Lightning fast Thunderbolt™ 3 technology delivers the speed, while Drobo's fully automated BeyondRAID™ functionality provides the simplicity. Not only is the 5D3 fast, but it's easy to use, expandable, flexible and protected. You can safely edit, store and view photos and videos in your 4K/5K workflow, as well as backup your personal and business data.

Leave Your Limitations Behind? Go BeyondRAID®
Built on award-winning BeyondRAID™ technology, Drobo 5D3 simply protects your data against a single or dual disk drive failure.

Drives can be added, hot-swapped and updated in real time for storage expansion with zero downtime. If you're running low on space, the lights on the front provide guidance. Just add a drive in an empty bay, or remove a smaller drive and replace it with a larger one. In addition, Smart Volumes™ are thinly provisioned volumes, that automatically utilize capacity as needed from a common pool of storage.

Enhanced Backup for Time Machine
Time Machine and Drobo: A Perfect Pairing

Apple's Time Machine was designed to make backing up your files simple and painless. Pairing Time Machine with Drobo improves your data protection by ensuring your data is safe in the event of hard drive failure.

Control How Much Storage Time Machine Uses
Apple's guidelines are to set the storage space for Time Machine at twice the size of the Mac's hard drive that is to be protected. Time Machine users know that it will gradually use all available disk space without an easy way to stop this from happening. With Drobo you can easily control the maximum storage space available for Time Machine backups through Drobo Dashboard. When you install a Drobo, Drobo Dashboard prompts to see if you want to create a dedicated storage volume for Time Machine's use, allowing you to set the size of this volume.

Compact, Expandable Design
Expanding your storage capacity with a Drobo couldn't be easier. There's no long, risky process to add capacity to a Drobo – no need to go through the time consuming and complex administration of destroying your RAID sets and recreating with larger drives; and then finally restoring from your backup. When it's time to add storage capacity to a Drobo, simply insert additional disk drives or replace the smallest disks with larger ones. The unique compact, carrier-less drive-bay design results in an attractive, efficient storage array that won't dominate your valuable desk space.

If you're running low on space, the lights on the front of the Drobo 5D3 provide guidance. The innovative, user-friendly design allows you to add or hot-swap larger capacity drives, without tools, for storage expansion with zero downtime. Simply expand storage, while safely storing and backing up your personal data with ease of use and peace of mind.

Capacity and Performance
Drobo 5D3 includes a built-in Accelerator Bay, with an mSATA card holder (mSATA card not included). Our patented, Accelerator Cache technology keeps a copy of your most frequently accessed data to deliver blazing-fast speeds. The accelerator cache will dramatically speed up loading large photo libraries and other I/O intensive operations, smooth out your workflow and optimize your productivity.

To keep capacity of your Drobo 5D3 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. For the fastest performance possible, you can also load up every drive bay with SSDs. Drobo 5D3 gives you the flexibility to choose!

Connectivity Without Compromise
Drobo 5D3 is equipped with dual, Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy chaining. Connect up to six Thunderbolt devices and/or a non-Thunderbolt monitor at the end of the chain. 5D3 supports one, 5K monitor display or two, 4K monitors. With multiple 5D3 arrays in a chain, you can have up to 300 TB of usable capacity and achieve maximum throughput by enabling the bi-directional 40 Gb/s performance of Thunderbolt 3. This latest generation Drobo also offers high-performance connectivity and is backward compatible with any computer running supported versions of Mac OS X and Windows (USB 3.0, Type-C only).

Connectivity Without Compromise
Drobo 5D3 is equipped with dual, Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy chaining. Connect up to six Thunderbolt devices and/or a non-Thunderbolt monitor at the end of the chain. 5D3 supports one, 5K monitor display or two, 4K monitors. With multiple 5D3 arrays in a chain, you can have up to 300 TB of usable capacity and achieve maximum throughput by enabling the bi-directional 40 Gb/s performance of Thunderbolt 3. This latest generation Drobo also offers high-performance connectivity and is backward compatible with any computer running supported versions of Mac OS X and Windows (USB 3.0, Type-C only).

DroboCare™
DroboCare extends beyond Standard Hardware Warranty, providing you with additional peace of mind. If an issue occurs, we will immediately send you a replacement Drobo and pay for shipping both ways. Phone support is also available 247, beginning the day you activate DroboCare.


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Technical Information

Colour of product
Black
Number of fans
1 fan(s)
Cooling type
Active
Fan diameter
12 cm
Chassis type
Desktop
Cable lock slot
Y
LED indicators
Activity, Status
Colour of product
Black
Number of fans
1 fan(s)
Housing material
Metal
Cooling type
Active
Fan diameter
12 cm
Built-in display
N
Cable lock slot type
Kensington
Carrier-less drive bays
Y
Output voltage
12
External power adapter
Y
Output current
10 A
AC input frequency
50 - 60
AC input voltage
100 - 240
Power supply location
External
Power supply unit (PSU) capacity
120 W
Supported file systems
HFS+,NTFS
RAID support
Y
LED indicators
Activity, Status
On/off switch
Y
Ethernet LAN connection
N
Wireless LAN connection
N
Cables included
AC, Thunderbolt
External power adapter
Y
Quick start guide
Y
Cables included
AC, Thunderbolt
Type
Storage server
Mac compatibility
Y
Card reader integrated
N
On/off switch
Y
Windows operating systems supported
Windows 10,Windows 10 Education,Windows 10 Education x64,Windows 10 Enterprise,Windows 10 Enterprise x64,Windows 10 Home,Windows 10 Home x64,Windows 10 Pro,Windows 10 Pro x64,Windows 7,Windows 7 Enterprise,Windows 7 Enterprise x64,Windows 7 Home Basic,Windows 7 Home Basic x64,Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 7 Home Premium x64,Windows 7 Professional,Windows 7 Professional x64,Windows 7 Starter,Windows 7 Starter x64,Windows 7 Ultimate,Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 8,Windows 8 Enterprise,Windows 8 Enterprise x64,Windows 8 Pro,Windows 8 Pro x64,Windows 8 x64
Mac operating systems supported
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra
Built-in optical drive
N
Backup function
N
Cables included
AC, Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity
2
USB port
Y
Cable lock slot
Y
Cable lock slot type
Kensington
Mac compatibility
Y
Windows operating systems supported
Windows 10,Windows 10 Education,Windows 10 Education x64,Windows 10 Enterprise,Windows 10 Enterprise x64,Windows 10 Home,Windows 10 Home x64,Windows 10 Pro,Windows 10 Pro x64,Windows 7,Windows 7 Enterprise,Windows 7 Enterprise x64,Windows 7 Home Basic,Windows 7 Home Basic x64,Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 7 Home Premium x64,Windows 7 Professional,Windows 7 Professional x64,Windows 7 Starter,Windows 7 Starter x64,Windows 7 Ultimate,Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 8,Windows 8 Enterprise,Windows 8 Enterprise x64,Windows 8 Pro,Windows 8 Pro x64,Windows 8 x64
Mac operating systems supported
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra
Supported file systems
HFS+,NTFS
RAID support
Y
Storage drive size
3.5"
Storage drive interface
Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Number of storage drives supported
5
Storage drives installed
N
Maximum supported storage capacity
64 TB
Installed storage drive type
N
Supported storage drive types
HDD, SSD
Windows operating systems supported
Windows 10,Windows 10 Education,Windows 10 Education x64,Windows 10 Enterprise,Windows 10 Enterprise x64,Windows 10 Home,Windows 10 Home x64,Windows 10 Pro,Windows 10 Pro x64,Windows 7,Windows 7 Enterprise,Windows 7 Enterprise x64,Windows 7 Home Basic,Windows 7 Home Basic x64,Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 7 Home Premium x64,Windows 7 Professional,Windows 7 Professional x64,Windows 7 Starter,Windows 7 Starter x64,Windows 7 Ultimate,Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 8,Windows 8 Enterprise,Windows 8 Enterprise x64,Windows 8 Pro,Windows 8 Pro x64,Windows 8 x64
Mac operating systems supported
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra
Type
Storage server
Chassis type
Desktop
LED indicators
Activity, Status
Colour of product
Black
Number of fans
1 fan(s)
Built-in display
N
Backup function
N
Weight
3.9 kg
Height
185.4 mm
Width
150.3 mm
Depth
262.3 mm

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