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Drobo 5DT - 5 Bay Storage Array USB3/Thunderbolt 2

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Drobo 5D Turbo Edition, for Creative Power Users

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2 x Thunderbolt 2 ports(second port for daisy chaining Thunderbolt devices)
1 x USB 3.0 port
Drobo 5Dt
mSATA card
Thunderbolt 2 cable(2m)
USB 3.0 cable (1.8m)
Power cord with power supply
Quick Start Guide
DroboCare Card

Redesigned from the ground up to meet the data storage needs of today’s media creators and demanding professionals, Drobo 5D Turbo builds on the fully automated functionality of previous Drobo arrays by adding blazing fast performance. Leveraging cutting-edge Thunderbolt TM 2 and USB 3.0 connectivity Drobo 5Dt is the highest performing personal storage array on the planet.

Not only is Drobo 5Dt 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 and videos as well as store and back up personal data.

Data Protection and Expandability Made Simple

Built on award-winning BeyondRAIDTM technology with single- or dual-drive redundancy, Drobo 5Dt protects your data without any user interaction, even in the event of multiple drive failures. Drives can be added or 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 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.

Power of Thunderbolt 2 and Flexibility of USB

Thunderbolt 2 technology provides performance that’s up to 5x faster than the previous generation Drobo S. This allows you to move large amounts of data in a fraction of the time it used to take.

Drobo 5Dt is equipped with dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for daisy chaining. Connect up to six Thunderbolt devices and/or a non-Thunderbolt monitor at the end of the chain. Supports one 4K display. With six Drobo 5Dt arrays in a chain, you can have up to 240 TB of usable capacity. And, the bi-directional 20 Gb/s performance of Thunderbolt 2 allows all devices in the chain to achieve maximum throughput.

Drobo is the only 5 bay direct attached storage array that offers Thunderbolt 2 AND USB 3.0. This latest generation of USB also offers high-performance connectivity and is backward compatible with any computer running qualified versions of Mac OS X or Windows.

Enhanced Time Machine Support

Apple’s Time Machine can consume all of the capacity of an external storage system without a simple way to set capacity limits. Utilising Drobo Dashboard the new Drobo allows users to easily allocate a specific amount of capacity to be dedicated for backups and preserves the remaining pace for data storage.

Capacity AND Performance

Drobo 5Dt comes with an mSATA card included to enable our patented Drobo Accelerator Caching technology right out of the box. The Drobo Accelerator Cache keeps a copy of your most frequently accessed data so that it can be delivered even faster when you need it. The accelerator cache can dramatically speed up loading large photo libraries and other I/O intensive operations, smoothing out workflows and allowing you to start being productive sooner.

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 5Dt includes 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 nonvolatile storage. The battery recharges itself and lasts for the life of the product.

Designed for You

Drobo devices have always been space efficient and the Drobo 5Dt is no exception. It was designed to provide high capacity without taking up a lot of your valuable desk space. It is compact because of Drobo’s unique carrier-less drive bay design, allowing drives to be installed very close to each other. The mSATA card, the Thunderbolt 2 cable and USB 3.0 cable are included.

Operating System Support

  • Mac OS X 10.9 and higher
  • Windows 10, 32 and 64 bit – Windows 8/8.1 32 and 64 bit – Windows 7 32 and 64 bit