SPAN.COM
Home CheckOut Log In/Register Log Out About Us Contact Us Call Us




Drobo
Drobo 5D3
DRDR6A31
5-Bay RAID Enclosure for SATA HD; USB3+Thunderbolt3, USB-C


Choose electric outlet for United States DRDR6A31 with UK power plug DRDR6A31 with EURO power plug DRDR6A31 with US American power plug DRDR6A31 with AU Australian power plug



Drobo Drobo
60TB 50TB 40TB 30TB 20TB 15TB 10TB 5TB

$756.09
Change Currency USD

ex.VAT £539.00
£646.80

Notify me


Delivered in 12 Days.

We are shipping to we ship to United States United States
VAT FREE Checkout
Calculate Shipping

Add to Basket
Stock codeIB-D5D3
Quick code62106


Hard Drives Tested
Enclosure Tested
Firmware Upgraded
RAID Built
After Sales Support Included!

Share Tweet Google+ Pinterest








SATA 6Gb to USB3 and Thunderbolt3
2yr Warranty
Description
Drobo 5D3
Lightning Fast Storage for Your Creative Workflow
 
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.


Features

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 or Windows. 

Power Protecting Your Critical Data
In addition to drive failure protection, Drobo also protects against potential data loss during a power outage. In every Drobo we include battery backup technology to protect 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.
 
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 24×7, beginning the day you activate DroboCare.
*Please note that DroboCare does not cover failed hard drives.



Specifications

Connectivity 2 x Thunderbolt 3 ports; second port for daisy chaining Thunderbolt devices, including 5K and dual 4K displays (Mac OS X only) 1 x USB 3.0, Type-C port Drives and Expansion Up to five (5) 3.5″ SATA II/III hard disk drives or solid state drives (sold separately). Drobo Accelerator Bay for increased performance with one (1) mSATA solid state drive (card 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 3.1.1 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 Hot Data Caching Maximum System Capacity: 64TB Drive Spin Down Dim Lights macOS Time Machine Support Warranty Two (2) year warranty 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 External Power Supply: AC Input – 100-240VAC~2A, 50-60Hz DC Output – 12V, 10A, 120W max Fixed, 120mm variable speed cooling fan 15W of power to slow charge a Thunderbolt 3 Laptop Box Contents Drobo 5D3 3.3 ft (1 m) Thunderbolt 3 cable 6 ft (1.8 m) power cord with power supply Quick Start Card
Specifications
Specifications

General

Stock code IB-D5D3
Brand Drobo
Series Drobo 5D3
Model DRDR6A31
Type 5-Bay RAID Enclosure for SATA HD; USB3+Thunderbolt3, USB-C
ROHS Y
Date added 27/06/2017

DRDR6A31 Spec Information

Form factor / drive height 150 x 185 x 262 mm
Platter size 3.5"
Guarantee 2yr
Total Drives 5
RAID 5:6:
RAID Levels Drobo BeyondRAID

DRDR6A31 Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
USB3USB3 type BExternal1
Thunderbolt3USB-CExternal2
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal5

Software

DRDR6A31 Speed

Speed/RPM SATA 6Gb to USB3 and Thunderbolt3rpm

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 6.4kg
Weight (bare) 3.9kg
Links
Images
Video
Alternatives
Why People Choose Us?

14 Day Return Guarantee

If you change your mind, you can return all or part of your order.


Next Day Delivery

Order before 4pm*, and in-stock products will be with you the next day. (Or Saturday. Or even Same Day).


WorldWide Deliveries

Wherever you are in the world, we can get your order to you at high speed.


SpanStor Build & Test

Our free service helps you choose the right NAS and Drives, then makes sure it is built & ready to use as soon as you get it.


Professional Live Support

We are here to assist you - before, during and after your purchase, by phone, email or live chat.


SPAN.COM Local Map:
2.9 Miles from New Malden (KT3). 3.2 Miles from Kingston Upon Thames (KT). 3.7 Miles from Esher (KT10). 5.9 Miles from Hampton (TW12). 2.8 Miles from Thames
Ditton (KT7). 7.1 Miles from Richmond (TW9). 5.9 Miles from Wimbledon (SW19). 5.7 Miles from Teddington (TW11). 10.8 Miles from Earlsfield (SW18). 8.3 Miles from Mitcham (CR4). 12.7 Miles from Croydon (CR).
SPAN.COM local MAP

www.facebook.com/SPANdotCOMwww.twitter.com/SPANdotCOMwww.youtube.com/user/SPANdotCOMGoogle+

Pay by Paypal pay by card

© 1994-2018 Worldspan Communications Ltd
Call us on [+44] (0)20 8288 8555

Privacy policy

Terms and conditions


By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience. Read more

Mobile View / Desktop View





Stock codeIB-D5D3
Quick code62106
Choose electric outlet for United States DRDR6A31 with UK power plug DRDR6A31 with EURO power plug DRDR6A31 with US American power plug DRDR6A31 with AU Australian power plug
Your local power plug included



Drobo
Drobo 5D3
DRDR6A31
5-Bay RAID Enclosure for SATA HD; USB3+Thunderbolt3, USB-C



DRDR6A31 review star 1DRDR6A31 review star 2DRDR6A31 review star 3DRDR6A31 review star 4DRDR6A31 review star 5 5/3 Reviews
built in battery TB3mSATA  cache




FREE Build & Test
Hard Drives Tested
Enclosure Tested
Firmware Upgraded
RAID Built
After Sales Support Included!
US power plug included on request



why choose span.com
Compare
£539.00
£646.80
ex.VAT $756.09
Change Currency USD
+10 days
We are shipping to we ship to United States United States
VAT FREE Checkout
Delivered in 12 Days.
Calculate Shipping

paypal buyer protection
paypal buyer protection
Specific Requirements? Request a Quote
Speak to a Storage Specialist
or get Bespoke Solution
CALL +4420 8288 8555
span storage specialist email
Notify me
Description

Drobo Drobo 5D3 DRDR6A31 5-Bay RAID Enclosure for SATA HD; USB3+Thunderbolt3, USB-C


Drobo DRDR6A31 logo

Drobo DRDR6A31 Key features


SATA 6Gb to USB3 and Thunderbolt3
2yr Warranty


Drobo 5D3
Lightning Fast Storage for Your Creative Workflow
 
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.


Features

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 or Windows. 

Power Protecting Your Critical Data
In addition to drive failure protection, Drobo also protects against potential data loss during a power outage. In every Drobo we include battery backup technology to protect 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.
 
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 24×7, beginning the day you activate DroboCare.
*Please note that DroboCare does not cover failed hard drives.



Specifications

Connectivity
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 ports; second port for daisy chaining Thunderbolt devices, including 5K and dual 4K displays (Mac OS X only)
  • 1 x USB 3.0, Type-C port
Drives and Expansion
  • Up to five (5) 3.5″ SATA II/III hard disk drives or solid state drives (sold separately).
  • Drobo Accelerator Bay for increased performance with one (1) mSATA solid state drive (card 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 3.1.1 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
  • Hot Data Caching
  • Maximum System Capacity: 64TB
  • Drive Spin Down
  • Dim Lights
  • macOS Time Machine Support
Warranty
  • Two (2) year warranty
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
  • External Power Supply:
    • AC Input – 100-240VAC~2A, 50-60Hz
    • DC Output – 12V, 10A, 120W max
  • Fixed, 120mm variable speed cooling fan
  • 15W of power to slow charge a Thunderbolt 3 Laptop
Box Contents
  • Drobo 5D3
  • 3.3 ft (1 m) Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • 6 ft (1.8 m) power cord with power supply
  • Quick Start Card
Spanstor Build And Test
If you buy this Drobo Drobo 5D3 and hard drives we do free build and test for the unit and hard drives. So you can use this device straight out of the box. All free of charge in DRDR6A31 price.
Same Day and Next Day Delivery available in UK and fast WorldWide delivery for products in stock.
FREE Business Quotes available for products with specific requirements or quantities. Often cheaper than Amazon.

Drobo DRDR6A31 Drobo 5D3 RAM / Card upgrade options








Drobo Drobo 5D3 compatible mSATA SSD
msata ssd for drobo Drobo 5D3
FIND MORE


Drobo Drobo 5D3 compatible drives here


Specifications

General

Stock code IB-D5D3
Brand Drobo
Series Drobo 5D3
Model DRDR6A31
Type 5-Bay RAID Enclosure for SATA HD; USB3+Thunderbolt3, USB-C
ROHS Y
Date added 27/06/2017

DRDR6A31 Spec Information

Form factor / drive height 150 x 185 x 262 mm
Platter size 3.5"
Guarantee 2yr
Total Drives 5
RAID 5:6:
RAID Levels Drobo BeyondRAID

DRDR6A31 Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
USB3USB3 type BExternal1
Thunderbolt3USB-CExternal2
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal5

Software

DRDR6A31 Speed

Speed/RPM SATA 6Gb to USB3 and Thunderbolt3rpm

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 6.4kg
Weight (bare) 3.9kg
Reviews & QuestionsPlease share your opinion or ask a question, about THIS product...

You are not logged in - we will not be able to reply directly to your message.

Question, Review or Comment





Poor Excellent

Ask a Professional! advice here
For security reasons, please answer: How Much is 1+9 =

Alternatively, click here to contact us privately.

Drobo Drobo 5D3 DRDR6A31 reviews


17/02/2018 | Guest | CH Flag |
Hello from Switzerland. Is the 5D3 available for delivery to Switzerland (without disks)? Can it be sent through the Swiss Post or are shipping through courier services?



SPAN.COM tech team
03/02/2018 | PDAgnew@gmail.com | US Flag |
You state that Thunderbolt 3 can only be used on a Mac, but I have a Thunderbolt 3 port on my pc running Windows 10. Can I use my Thunderbolt 3 port to connect to your disk array? I'm only interseted in using Thunderbolt 3 because of the tremendous speed that this interface uses.
The Drobo 5D3 is fully Windows compatible, as it says in the specifications :

Operating System Support

  • Apple® Macintosh® macOS 10.10 and higher

  • Microsoft® Windows® 10

  • Microsoft® Windows® 8

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7





SPAN.COM tech team
22/01/2018 | | FR Flag |
The Drobo is one of the few multi bay RAID-able thunderbolt 3 enclosures out there. Excellent for speed future-proofing. Definitely worth looking at as an option to the usual brands.
08/01/2018 | | GB Flag |
If you media-focused go for a Drobo, way better for managing than a QNAP. I bought this 5D3 and am running mine and my clients data off it. Its speedy, quiet and very user friendly.
16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
Is there a difference between network drive, backup drive, network hard drive and nas drive?

There is no physical difference between a network drive, backup drive, network hard drive and NAS drive, the MAIN difference is about the use of the equipment. So:

A Network Drive is a area on storage that is useable to anyone on the network and will be visible to the device you are using if you have the correct login/password.

A Backup Drive is a storage device is a area of NAS or DAS storage that is used JUST for backups and only for writing, not reading - it backs up one or multiple devices on a regular basis.


A Network Hard Drive is the same as a network drive, but instead of a portion of online storage that is network/internet accessible, it is an entire disk drive. Much larger and often includes a RAID drive acting as a fall-back.

A NAS Drive can do all of the above. It can be set up to be a backup drive for all your devices, it can make either a portion or ALL of the storage available over the internet or network, it can do all of these at the same time and can give you much, much more access options thanks to NAS software from the likes of QNAP, Synology, WD, Asustor, Buffalo and Drobo.


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a server at home?

A server at home is a network attached storage device (NAS) that is like a computer, but with the emphasis on storage space. They can be purchased for as little as £100 and mean all your data can be accessed, used and backed up to and from overt the internet or your home network (WiFi etc). Bigger and more expensive home servers can do more, such as virtual computers, surveillance recording and multimedia access.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is meant by diskless NAS?

A Diskless NAS means that it a network storage device that is sold without any Hard Drives inside. Many NAS Brands like WD and Buffalo will only sell their NAS server devices with Drives already installed - this can often increase the price significantly, as well as limit the Hard Drives you want to install. A diskless NAS is a device that you can choose which drives, how many and the capacity you want and install them yourself, for a more bespoke NAS storage device. Installing the Hard Drives is very easy and you can often save a lot of time and improve your long term storage by choosing a diskless NAS and selecting the drives yourself.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS external hard drive?

A NAS external Hard Drive is an external storage device that, unlike USB 3.0 and eSATA external Hard Drives, is accessed used the internet or your home network. So that means you can access the contents (DATA) of the NAS on your iPhone, iPad, Smart TV, PS4, XBOX One, Sonos Sound System, Bose system, Laptop, Smartphone and pretty much any DLNA enabled device without having to connect to it with a cable. Meaning you do not need to carry duplicates of all your data on all your devices, but can have one central NAS storage devices that all the other devices can access.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How do I connect to my NAS remotely?

You can connect to your NAS server remotely with the mobile applications that are free with your NAS Brand manufacturer for iOS and Android. Alternatively you can use a number of desktop applications from the big brands QNAP and Synology NAS to access your device remotely. Lastly you can create a network and internet accessible drive with iSCSI and then setup software (Virtual Machine, backup, Surveillance and more) on your Mac or Windows machine to read and write to the NAS remotely.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS drive used for?

A NAS drive can be used for the following:

Apple Time Machine Backups
Synchronized Backups of Windows and Android devices
A Plex Media Server
DLNA Media Server
Download Server
Printer Server
Virtual Machine Deployment
Email Server
CRM and/or CMS System
A CCTV IP Camera Enabled Surveillance station for your home or office
File Server
and more...


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What are the different types of RAID?

The most popular and recommended RAID levels for a 2-Bay NAS and 4-Bay NAS from Synology and QNAP are:

RAID 0 - Meaning all drive storage is pooled together into 1 big drive - MOST UNSAFE
RAID 1 - Drives are duplicated so you lose half the available storage, but have a complete, up to the second copy of your data
RAID 5 - You lose 1 drive of data storage space, but data is spread across all the available drives and a small piece of information called PARITY is created each wave/stripe that makes a blueprint of all the data
RAID 6 - Same as above, but it removes two drives worth of space and protects you against the loss of two Hard Drives

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a RAID hard drive?

A RAID Hard drive is a Hard Disk Drive that is designed to be used in a RAID configuration - in simple terms it is a drive that can be installed with multiple other drives of the same type (such as WD Red RAID Drives, WD Purples Surveillance RAID Drives and Seagate Ironwolf NAS RAID Drives). These are designed to be on for long periods of time and for handling data that is shared and/or duplicated across multiple drives at once - constructed with better vibration, head and access controls). Most other drives are designed to work on their own.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is raid on a NAS?

RAID on a NAS is a means to protect yourself from losing your data due to hard drive failure. Hard Drives are the 2nd most vulnerable area of a NAS device and if a drive fails and you do not have a copy of the data elsewhere, you will most likely lose it all. RAID gives you a safety net (called REDUNDANCY) which means you can afford to lose 1, 2 or even 3 hard drives with the right configuration. The most common options are:

RAID 0 - Meaning all drive storage is pooled together into 1 big drive - MOST UNSAFE
RAID 1 - Drives are duplicated so you lose half the available storage, but have a complete, up to the second copy of your data
RAID 5 - You lose 1 drive of data storage space, but data is spread across all the available drives and a small piece of information called PARITY is created each wave/stripe that makes a blueprint of all the data
RAID 6 - Same as above, but it removes two drives worth of space and protects you against the loss of two Hard Drives

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a personal cloud storage device?

A personal Cloud storage device is a piece of Hardware, Like a NAS, that gives you the access, freedom, speed and utility of popular 3rd party cloud providers such as Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, Amazon S3 and more. However unlike those providers that hold your data on a server farm hundreds or thousands of miles away, where you it can be broken into, a Personal Cloud (NAS) lives in your home/office and can be protected with both bespoke AES-256bit encryption, individual login credentials and if the worst case scenario, can be simply unplugged from the network/internet.


It is also considerably cheaper in the long term.


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How do you connect to a NAS?

You can connect to a device in several ways:


- You can connect to a NAS via your home network as long as it is connected to the same router/switch that your other devices are connected to, via cable or over Wi-Fi (the devices, not the NAS)


- You can connect over the internet using the NAS manufacturer’s respective software on desktop or mobile platforms for Mac, Windows and Android devices


- You can also access the data as a network drive (where the location of the drive with be an IP - 192.168. etc.) and then the drive can be read and written to as needed


Thank you


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How does a NAS device work?

Excellent Question. A NAS devices like a computer that is dedicated to storing data that is made accessible across all your internet enabled devices. It connects to your home network (in simple terms, the internet connected network in your home or office) and makes the data that is store on it accessible. You can also access the data from outside the phone via WiFi at hotspots and other buildings, or via your mobile 3G or 4G internet connection.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
Do you really need a NAS?

If you have data spread across multiple devices without a single backup location, then YES, you really do need a NAS drive. As it will make backing up with multiple devices easier, more automated and reliable.


If you are a business with large amounts of data that needs to be accessible quickly, across multiple machines or outside your office environment for off-site staff or clients, then YES you needs a NAS.


If you want your internet accessible data to be 100% inaccessible when needed (for security) and are considering a Cloud provider or a NAS, BUY A NAS!!! It is cheaper in the long run and can have individual and bespoke security measures. 


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS drives for home?

A NAS drive for Home is the means of storing your data in a central location that can be used for more home and entertainment based applications. Often these are 2-Bay or 4-Bay NAS Devices that support applications such as Plex, DLNA Server support, Backups like Apple Time Machine and Surveillance over IP cameras from companies such as Edimax and Reolink. The Hard drives in a NAS Drive for Home are recommended to be WD Red NAS Drives or Seagate Ironwolf NAS drives.


 

28/06/2017 | | GB Flag |
Finally I got my Drobo for my Mac Pro with thunderbolt 3. Great for video editing!


* Image courtesy of stockimages at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
trustpilot review



trustpilot review

DISCLAIMER: Product information and images on this page are for guidance only and are liable to change without notice. Some details may refer to the whole category or range, rather than this particular item. Specifications shown are our best interpretation of information supplied by the manufacturer, and are as up-to-date as possible. If you require clarification on any item, please contact us and we will be glad to help you.
☎ Buy Drobo Drobo 5D3 DRDR6A31 5-Bay RAID Enclosure for SATA HD; USB3+Thunderbolt3, USB-C at the best price » Same / Next Day Delivery WorldWide --FREE ✔BUILD ✓RAID ✓TEST --free quotes available.


Unit 19,
Red Lion Business Centre,
Red Lion Road,
Tolworth, Surbiton,
Surrey,
KT6 7QD
England -UK

We recommend:
NAScompares.com HDDcompares.com SSDcompares.com Thunderboltcompares.com
SPAN.COM
New Malden
Kingston Upon Thames
Esher
Hampton
Thames
Ditton
Richmond
Wimbledon
Teddington
Earlsfield
Mitcham
Croydon
SPAN.COM local MAP

By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience. Read more