Compare Drobo Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) DRDR5A31-T 5-Bay BeyondRAID Enclosure for SATA HD; USB3+Thunderbolt2; inc. mSATA SSD AND Drobo Drobo 5D3 DRDR6A31 5-Bay BeyondRAID Enclosure for SATA HD; USB3+Thunderbolt3, USB-C


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DRDR6A31

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General

Stock code
IB-D5DT
IB-D5D3
Brand
Drobo
Drobo
Series
Drobo 5Dt (Turbo)
Drobo 5D3
Model
DRDR5A31-T
DRDR6A31
Type
5-Bay BeyondRAID Enclosure for SATA HD; USB3+Thunderbolt2; inc. mSATA SSD
5-Bay BeyondRAID Enclosure for SATA HD; USB3+Thunderbolt3, USB-C
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
06/07/2016
27/06/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
150 x 185 x 262 mm
150 x 185 x 262 mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Guarantee
3yr+DroboCare
2yr
Total Drives
5
5
RAID
5:6:
5:6:
RAID Levels
Drobo BeyondRAID
Drobo BeyondRAID

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
5X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X Thunderbolt2
1X USB3 type B
5X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB-C
1X USB3 type B
Internal Ports (#1)
5
Speed
Speed/RPM
SATA 6Gb to USB3 and Thunderbolt
SATA 6Gb to USB3 and Thunderbolt3rpm
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
6.4kg
6.4kg
Weight (bare)
3.9kg
3.9kg
Reviews
Drobo Drobo 5Dt (Turbo)

DRDR5A31-T


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Our Review: 5/5
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8.5

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 9.00

FEATURES rating score 9.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 8.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 8.00
Drobo DRDR5A31-T PROS

designThe Drobo 5DT is a beautiful Thunderbolt 2 RAID box for your Mac or Windows System, will fit in nicely in most environments.
featuresIt may appear simple, but with the free inbuilt SSD and Beyond RAID letting you mix drives, it's a good Mac buy!
performanceExcellent performance over both Thunderbolt 1, Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0
valueNot the cheapest RAID enclosure with Thunderbolt for Mac, but certainly one of the most proficient and with the free SSD included and Repair service for FREE, it's a real contender!
Drobo DRDR5A31-T CONS

designIf you like all your Mac products in white, you will be disappointed.
featuresOnly feature missing is network connectivity - but for that you need the Drobo 5N
performanceA shortage of apps mean you will mostly use this with apps like Apple Time Machine and fast access to 4k and HD footage in Adobe, photoshop and Final Cu Pro
valueIf you only want a Basic Thunderbolt 2 enclosures and do not care about RAID, Free SSD or repair warranty cover, then this will seem rather expensive.



General Performance

The DRDR5A31-T same as the DRDR6A31 is made by Drobo. There always other brands out there like Drobo which are often innovative. You might not get the same user experience comparing with other better known brands. But sometimes you might not need it.

About Connections

There are two Thunderbolt ports on DRDR5A31-T. Thunderbolt2 performance allows amateur professionals, photographers, audio engineers, and video post-production engineers to unleash the power and performance of Drobo giving you speeds up to 20Gb/s. One USB3 port on this Drobo is offering you up to 5Gb/s transfer speeds of external devices. It is fast enough to get your files through fairly quickly with this speed and make backing up with an external drive or Apple Time Machine a quick and easy process. Sometimes when your business grows, you might consider getting a box with expansion capabilities. With this box you have all opportunities to do so. You might want to contact one of our tech guys to find out more.

About Usage

As there are no LAN ports, you probably know this is DAS (directly attached storage) box. Sometimes more than anything we need speed! If you have chosen right drives for your DRDR5A31-T box, you can expect the best performance whilst you are editing your videos or working with graphics. Only disadvantage with DAS boxes, is data sharing capabilities, compared with NAS functionality.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security.
Drobo Drobo 5D3

DRDR6A31


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General Performance

The DRDR6A31 same as the DRDR5A31-T is made by Drobo. There always other brands out there like Drobo which are often innovative. You might not get the same user experience comparing with other better known brands. But sometimes you might not need it.

About Connections

USB-C gives you this 10Gbps speed for quick backups or simple data transfers. It is new - universal connection which allows to connect to different systems like MAC and Windows. One USB3 port on this Drobo is offering you up to 5Gb/s transfer speeds of external devices. It is fast enough to get your files through fairly quickly with this speed and make backing up with an external drive or Apple Time Machine a quick and easy process. Sometimes when your business grows, you might consider getting a box with expansion capabilities. With this box you have all opportunities to do so. You might want to contact one of our tech guys to find out more.

About Usage

As there are no LAN ports, you probably know this is DAS (directly attached storage) box. Sometimes more than anything we need speed! If you have chosen right drives for your DRDR6A31 box, you can expect the best performance whilst you are editing your videos or working with graphics. Only disadvantage with DAS boxes, is data sharing capabilities, compared with NAS functionality.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. Despite DRDR5A31-T has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your two years of no worries manufacturer cover.


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