General PerformanceThe GA045-016XX-1 unlike the DRDR5A31-T is made by ioSafe. There always other brands out there like ioSafe 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. Unlike the DRDR5A31-T this box has the Intel Xeon D-1520/1521 processor. This box has Xeon processor. These processors usually are used in solutions where you cannot afford even shortest downtime. They usually come with biggest cache size. If processor comes with ECC (Error detection and correction) technology, it prevents server ever to go offline. Useful for accounting or bidding systems with no place for error.
About Connections There are two LAN ports on this box, making it a good home or small business NAS as you can utilise Link Aggregation and Failover support. Four USB3 ports on this ioSafe 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. There are two eSATA ports on GA045-016XX-1 giving you up to 6Gb/s transfer speeds. 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 With 5 bay unit you are having additional advantages. You can choose from number of RAID solutions to set up. There could be RAID that saves your data even if one of the drives fail so you can still recover your data. This would be slightly more safe option to keep your data. Besides you can still access your documents or media files over your private network or even internet. You may install Plex Media Server on this box. Plex lets you easily create a feature rich and practical home media playback system. Some boxes offer real time transcoding functionality. That let you stream your media hustle free, based on your device speed or screen size. Please contact us to find transcoding compatibility list.
This NAS feature Intel Xeon D-1520/1521 processor which will let you transcode videos on the PLEX. This will allow you to watch videos remotely from anywhere you can connect to the internet. The i3 CPU will transcode all HD and Full HD videos including quite few 4K videos. The i5 and i7 will pretty much transcode any video you want. The difference will be the number of simultaneous streams. The i7 obviously can cope with more streams than i5.
Price And Warranty This box comes with 1 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £7,977.00.
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!
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 PerformanceThe DRDR5A31-T unlike the GA045-016XX-1 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. The DRDR5A31-T RAM compared with GA045-016XX-1 16GB is clearly weaker. With this size of RAM you should be able to do simple tasks like collect, enjoy, and share your photos, music, and videos
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. Despite GA045-016XX-1 has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your three years of no worries manufacturer cover.