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Drobo 5C
World’s First Self-Managing USB-C Storage Solution


Simple. Safe. Smart.

The Drobo 5C is the latest generation of the award-winning platform that started it all. It holds true to the unique design and simplicity that has made Drobo the best desktop storage solution for storing and protecting all your data. Whether you are at home or in the office storage expertise is not required to ensure your data is always safe and protected. It includes the state-of-the-art USB Type-C connector for a simple way to attach the Drobo to your PC or Mac. USB-C is compatible with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.

Inside every Drobo is the revolutionary BeyondRAID storage technology that protects data against a hard disk crash, yet is simple enough for anyone to use. As long as you have more than a single disk in Drobo, all data on Drobo is safe no matter which hard disk fails. There’s no need to worry about anything else.

Leave Your Limitations Behind…Go BeyondRAID®
Built on our award-winning BeyondRAID technology, the Drobo 5C protects your data without any intervention – even in the event of multiple drive failures. You can even switch from single to dual disk redundancy with a single click, ensuring enterprise-level dual parity data protection when required. Drobo’s with BeyondRAID are also self-healing and have virtual hot-spares. If a drive happens to fail, Drobo will automatically re-layout the data to return to a protected state without disruption.
Drobo takes the up front guess work out of determining the amount of capacity you require. Buy the capacity you need today, and when you need more storage, simply replace your smallest drive with a larger one and immediately use that capacity in seconds. You can even mix and match drive brands, capacities and speeds.
To further enhance your experience, every Drobo comes with Smart Volume technology. Smart Volumes™ are thinly provisioned volumes that automatically utilize capacity as needed from a common pool of storage. Additionally, as data is deleted, free capacity is returned to that common pool, immediately increasing the available capacity.
BeyondRAID along with Smart Volumes deliver next-generation storage technology by bringing together enhanced data protection, reliability, expandability, and ease-of-use. 

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.

Upgrading With the Remarkable Drobo 5C
Once you experience how easy it is to use a Drobo you’ll know there is nothing that compares – but that isn’t the only remarkable thing about it.
Drobo takes upgradability to the next level. Not only can you upgrade capacity with no downtime by adding new drives or replacing smaller drives with larger ones, you can seamlessly upgrade to a new Drobo 5C by simply removing the disk pack from your current system, and moving it to a new Drobo 5C. Upgrading not only gives you an instant performance or capacity boost, but also delivers all the other benefits of the new Drobo.
 
Power Protecting Your Critical Data
The Drobo 5C doesn’t just protect you from a drive failure, but also from potential data loss after a power outage. In every Drobo we include battery backup technology that protects all data in memory or cache. When power spontaneously goes away, Drobo moves any in flight data to onboard flash in your Drobo so it will be protected and moved to your disk drives once power is restored. This ensures your important information is safe and sound. Even better, your battery recharges itself and is designed to last for the life of your Drobo 5C.

DroboCare™
Our world-class DroboCare support offers powerful protection for all Drobo products. Whether you depend on Drobo for your photo collection or critical business data, our trained professionals are available around the clock to help. In addition to extending technical phone support, DroboCare offers a wide array of benefits over our standard warranty including migration assistance, expedited hardware and rescue kits to ensure you get everything you need, when you need it.


Specifications Connectivity 1 x USB 3.0 port, Type-C Drives and Expansion Up to five (5) 3.5″ SATA II/III hard disk drives (sold separately). Drives of any manufacturer, capacity, spindle speed, and/or cache can be used. No carriers or tools required. Click here for drive recommendations. Expandable by adding drives or hot-swapping drives with larger ones. Use the Capacity Calculator to estimate available storage in various configurations. BeyondRAID Features Thin Provisioning Instant Expansion Mixed Drive Size Utilization Automatic Protection Levels Single or Dual-Disk Redundancy Virtual Hot Spare Data Aware Drive Re-ordering Management Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lights Drobo Dashboard version 2.8.3 or later Operating System Support Apple® Macintosh® macOS 10.10 and higher Microsoft® Windows® 10 Microsoft® Windows® 8 Microsoft® Windows® 7 File System Options Apple® macOS: HFS+ Microsoft® Windows: NTFS Hardware Features Carrier-less Drive Bays Power Fail Protection with Internal Battery Metal Chassis and Cover Kensington Lock Port for Security (lock not included) Additional Software Features Drive Spin Down Dim Lights macOS Time Machine Support Warranty One (1) year warranty in the US or outside the EU or two (2) year warranty in the EU. Size and Weight Desktop Form Factor Width: 5.9 in (150.3 mm) Height: 7.3 in (185.4 mm) Depth: 10.3 in (262.3 mm) Weight: 8.5 lb (3.9 kg) without hard drives, power supply, or packaging Power and Cooling AC Input – 100-240VAC~2A, 50-60Hz DC Output – 12V, 10A, 120W max Fixed, 120mm variable speed cooling fan Box Contents Drobo 5C 3.3 ft. (1 m) USB 3.0, Type-A to Type-C cable 9.3 ft. (2.8 m) power cord with power adaptor Quick Start Card
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Stock code IB-D5C
Brand Drobo
Series Drobo 5C
Model DDR4A31
Type 5-Bay RAID Enclosure for SATA HD; USB3 USB-C
ROHS Y
Date added 05/10/2016

DDR4A31 Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 262x185x150mm
Platter size 3.5"
Guarantee 3yr+DroboCare
Total Drives 5
RAID 5:
RAID Levels Drobo BeyondRAID

DDR4A31 Spec Connections

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USB3USB3 type CExternal1
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal5

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DDR4A31 Speed

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 5.1kg
Weight (bare) 3.9kg
External Length (mm) 300cm
External Width (mm) 350cm
External Height (mm) 250cm
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Drobo Drobo 5C DDR4A31 5-Bay RAID Enclosure for SATA HD; USB3 USB-C


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Drobo 5C
World’s First Self-Managing USB-C Storage Solution


Simple. Safe. Smart.

The Drobo 5C is the latest generation of the award-winning platform that started it all. It holds true to the unique design and simplicity that has made Drobo the best desktop storage solution for storing and protecting all your data. Whether you are at home or in the office storage expertise is not required to ensure your data is always safe and protected. It includes the state-of-the-art USB Type-C connector for a simple way to attach the Drobo to your PC or Mac. USB-C is compatible with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.

Inside every Drobo is the revolutionary BeyondRAID storage technology that protects data against a hard disk crash, yet is simple enough for anyone to use. As long as you have more than a single disk in Drobo, all data on Drobo is safe no matter which hard disk fails. There’s no need to worry about anything else.

Leave Your Limitations Behind…Go BeyondRAID®
Built on our award-winning BeyondRAID technology, the Drobo 5C protects your data without any intervention – even in the event of multiple drive failures. You can even switch from single to dual disk redundancy with a single click, ensuring enterprise-level dual parity data protection when required. Drobo’s with BeyondRAID are also self-healing and have virtual hot-spares. If a drive happens to fail, Drobo will automatically re-layout the data to return to a protected state without disruption.
Drobo takes the up front guess work out of determining the amount of capacity you require. Buy the capacity you need today, and when you need more storage, simply replace your smallest drive with a larger one and immediately use that capacity in seconds. You can even mix and match drive brands, capacities and speeds.
To further enhance your experience, every Drobo comes with Smart Volume technology. Smart Volumes™ are thinly provisioned volumes that automatically utilize capacity as needed from a common pool of storage. Additionally, as data is deleted, free capacity is returned to that common pool, immediately increasing the available capacity.
BeyondRAID along with Smart Volumes deliver next-generation storage technology by bringing together enhanced data protection, reliability, expandability, and ease-of-use. 

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.

Upgrading With the Remarkable Drobo 5C
Once you experience how easy it is to use a Drobo you’ll know there is nothing that compares – but that isn’t the only remarkable thing about it.
Drobo takes upgradability to the next level. Not only can you upgrade capacity with no downtime by adding new drives or replacing smaller drives with larger ones, you can seamlessly upgrade to a new Drobo 5C by simply removing the disk pack from your current system, and moving it to a new Drobo 5C. Upgrading not only gives you an instant performance or capacity boost, but also delivers all the other benefits of the new Drobo.
 
Power Protecting Your Critical Data
The Drobo 5C doesn’t just protect you from a drive failure, but also from potential data loss after a power outage. In every Drobo we include battery backup technology that protects all data in memory or cache. When power spontaneously goes away, Drobo moves any in flight data to onboard flash in your Drobo so it will be protected and moved to your disk drives once power is restored. This ensures your important information is safe and sound. Even better, your battery recharges itself and is designed to last for the life of your Drobo 5C.

DroboCare™
Our world-class DroboCare support offers powerful protection for all Drobo products. Whether you depend on Drobo for your photo collection or critical business data, our trained professionals are available around the clock to help. In addition to extending technical phone support, DroboCare offers a wide array of benefits over our standard warranty including migration assistance, expedited hardware and rescue kits to ensure you get everything you need, when you need it.


Specifications
Connectivity
  • 1 x USB 3.0 port, Type-C
Drives and Expansion
  • Up to five (5) 3.5″ SATA II/III hard disk drives (sold separately).
  • Drives of any manufacturer, capacity, spindle speed, and/or cache can be used. No carriers or tools required. Click here for drive recommendations.
  • Expandable by adding drives or hot-swapping drives with larger ones. Use the Capacity Calculator to estimate available storage in various configurations.
BeyondRAID Features
  • Thin Provisioning
  • Instant Expansion
  • Mixed Drive Size Utilization
  • Automatic Protection Levels
  • Single or Dual-Disk Redundancy
  • Virtual Hot Spare
  • Data Aware
  • Drive Re-ordering
Management
  • Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lights
  • Drobo Dashboard version 2.8.3 or later
Operating System Support
  • Apple® Macintosh® macOS 10.10 and higher
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7
File System Options
  • Apple® macOS: HFS+
  • Microsoft® Windows: NTFS
Hardware Features
  • Carrier-less Drive Bays
  • Power Fail Protection with Internal Battery
  • Metal Chassis and Cover
  • Kensington Lock Port for Security (lock not included)
Additional Software Features
  • Drive Spin Down
  • Dim Lights
  • macOS Time Machine Support
Warranty
  • One (1) year warranty in the US or outside the EU or two (2) year warranty in the EU.
Size and Weight
  • Desktop Form Factor
  • Width: 5.9 in (150.3 mm)
  • Height: 7.3 in (185.4 mm)
  • Depth: 10.3 in (262.3 mm)
  • Weight: 8.5 lb (3.9 kg) without hard drives, power supply, or packaging
Power and Cooling
  • AC Input – 100-240VAC~2A, 50-60Hz
  • DC Output – 12V, 10A, 120W max
  • Fixed, 120mm variable speed cooling fan
Box Contents
  • Drobo 5C
  • 3.3 ft. (1 m) USB 3.0, Type-A to Type-C cable
  • 9.3 ft. (2.8 m) power cord with power adaptor
  • Quick Start Card
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Specifications

General

Stock code IB-D5C
Brand Drobo
Series Drobo 5C
Model DDR4A31
Type 5-Bay RAID Enclosure for SATA HD; USB3 USB-C
ROHS Y
Date added 05/10/2016

DDR4A31 Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 262x185x150mm
Platter size 3.5"
Guarantee 3yr+DroboCare
Total Drives 5
RAID 5:
RAID Levels Drobo BeyondRAID

DDR4A31 Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
USB3USB3 type CExternal1
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal5

Software

DDR4A31 Speed

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 5.1kg
Weight (bare) 3.9kg
External Length (mm) 300cm
External Width (mm) 350cm
External Height (mm) 250cm
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