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5-Bay RAID Enclosure for SATA HD; USB3+Thunderbolt2; inc. mSATA SSD
30TB (5 X 6TB Seagate IronWolf Pro (NAS))




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Drobo DRDR5A31-T Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) 30TB 5-Bay RAID Enclosure for SATA HD; USB3+Thunderbolt2; inc. mSATA SSD (5 X 6TB Seagate IronWolf Pro (NAS))


spantv reviewOur Review:

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
  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!

  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.

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The Drobo Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) DRDR5A31-T 5-Bay RAID Enclosure for SATA HD; USB3+Thunderbolt2; inc. mSATA SSD 30TB is good enclosure. This Drobo Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) DRDR5A31-T is backed with Drobo’s 3yr+DroboCare limited warranty.

Out of the box this NAS can handle 5 x 3.5" hard drives / SSDs, giving it a maximum capacity of 70TB via 14TB drives.

Key Features

  • Pre-populated with 30TB of storage capacity (includes 5x 6TB Seagate IronWolf Pro (NAS) HDD)
  • Thunderbolt port
  • RAID Levels: 5:6:
  • SATA 6Gb to USB3 and Thunderbolt
  • Dual Thunderbolt interfaces allow the fastest connection to your Mac or PC host
  • Arrives with 3yr+DroboCare warranty for enclosure and 5yr warranty for hard drives



Includes Seagate IronWolf Pro (NAS) 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drives

Combining Drobo Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) DRDR5A31-T and 5 Seagate hard disks will provide you with a solid, long term Storage solution.

Vital Statistics (per drive)

  • Model Number: ST6000NE0023
  • Rotation: 7200RPM
  • Interface: 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s
  • Form factor: 3.5 inch
  • Capacity: 6TB
  • Cache: 256MB
  • Warranty: 5yr

Back of the Drobo Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) DRDR5A31-T box (the connections)

back of Drobo Drobo 5Dt (Turbo)

  • USB 3.0 – The newer and faster evolution of Universal Serial Bus, USB 3.0, can transfer data at up to 5Gb per second. Now becoming commonplace, you can transfer data between devices such as external hard-drives and flash storage keys. In more advanced, larger devices you are able to connect peripherals such as mice and keyboards to the enclosure, however we highly recommend contacting the manufacturers website here for more details on connectivity and compatibility
  • Thunderbolt – Reaching Transfer speeds of upto 10GBp/s via Thunderbolt 1 and incredible 20GBp/s VIA Thunderbolt 2, this provides you with the facility to edit large files such as 4K and high density photo located on your Drobo Digital Storage enclosure on the fly and in real-time on your Apple Mac or Windows Machine.

Free Drobo Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) SpanStor Build & Test

You can have JBOD,RAID 0,RAID 1,RAID 5,RAID 6,RAID 10 set up on Drobo Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) DRDR5A31-T. We offer our completely free and highly recommended SpanStor build service for your Drobo 5-bay enclosure. We ensure that your Drobo box and Seagate drives are in perfect working order before we send it out, at no additional cost. Depending on the nature and complexity of the setup you request, this can take from a few minutes to a few hours, all done here at SPAN, thereby saving you time and money.
Possible RAID options for your Drobo 5-bay box are explained below.
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Drobo Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) DRDR5A31-T RAID options

  • JBOD- is a cost-effective network storage solution. If you have a lot of temporarily data to store, JBODs are an economical solution. Mind that the data is not critical or you have an effective backup scheme in place. JBOD is either a single or number of disks which are grouped together and presented to the Operating System as a single volume, called 'Spanning'. If you lose a single disk in the JBOD then you possibly will lose data, as the concept of a JBOD does not include not fault tolerance.
  • RAID 0 is ideal for non-critical storage of data that have to be read/written at a high speed, such as on a video editing station or an image retouching. RAID 0 offers great performance, both in read and write operations. All storage capacity is used, there is no overhead.
  • RAID 1 (mirrored drive) is ideal for critical storage, like accounting systems. It is also suitable for small servers in which only two data drives will be used (disc mirroring). It offers excellent read speed and a write-speed that is comparable to that of a single drive. In case a drive fails, data do not have to be rebuild, they just have to be copied to the replacement drive (mirroring hdd ). It can be used as back up mirror.
  • RAID 5 combines efficient storage with excellent security and decent performance. It is ideal for file and application servers that have a limited number of data drives. Very fast read data transactions while write data transactions are bit slower. In case if drive fails, you still have access to all data, even while the failed drive is being replaced and system rebuilds the data on the new drive.
  • RAID 6 combines efficient storage with excellent security and decent performance. Similar to RAID 5, read data transactions are very fast. Two drives can fail and you still have access to all data, even while the failed drives are being replaced. It makes it more secure.
  • RAID 10 combines pros and cons of RAID 0 and RAID 1 in one single system. If one drive fails, the rebuild time is very fast because data being copied from the surviving mirror to a new drive.

Choose your RAID here -> Spanstor Build And Test
If you buy this Drobo Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) 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 DRDR5A31-T 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.

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Specifications
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General

Stock code IB-D5DT
Brand Drobo
Series Drobo 5Dt (Turbo)
Model DRDR5A31-T
Type 5-Bay RAID Enclosure for SATA HD; USB3+Thunderbolt2; inc. mSATA SSD
ROHS Y
Date added 06/07/2016

DRDR5A31-T Spec Information

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

DRDR5A31-T Spec Connections

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USB3USB3 type BExternal1
ThunderboltThunderbolt2External2
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal5

Software

DRDR5A31-T Speed

Speed/RPM SATA 6Gb to USB3 and Thunderbolt

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 6.4kg
Weight (bare) 3.9kg
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Drobo 5Dt (Turbo)
5-Bay RAID Enclosure for SATA HD; USB3+Thunderbolt2; inc. mSATA SSD
30TB (5 X 6TB Seagate IronWolf Pro (NAS))



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Description

Drobo DRDR5A31-T Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) 30TB 5-Bay RAID Enclosure for SATA HD; USB3+Thunderbolt2; inc. mSATA SSD (5 X 6TB Seagate IronWolf Pro (NAS))


spantv reviewOur Review:

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
  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!

  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.

Drobo DRDR5A31-T logo

SPAN TV



The Drobo Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) DRDR5A31-T 5-Bay RAID Enclosure for SATA HD; USB3+Thunderbolt2; inc. mSATA SSD 30TB is good enclosure. This Drobo Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) DRDR5A31-T is backed with Drobo’s 3yr+DroboCare limited warranty.

Out of the box this NAS can handle 5 x 3.5" hard drives / SSDs, giving it a maximum capacity of 70TB via 14TB drives.

Key Features

  • Pre-populated with 30TB of storage capacity (includes 5x 6TB Seagate IronWolf Pro (NAS) HDD)
  • Thunderbolt port
  • RAID Levels: 5:6:
  • SATA 6Gb to USB3 and Thunderbolt
  • Dual Thunderbolt interfaces allow the fastest connection to your Mac or PC host
  • Arrives with 3yr+DroboCare warranty for enclosure and 5yr warranty for hard drives



Includes Seagate IronWolf Pro (NAS) 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drives

Combining Drobo Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) DRDR5A31-T and 5 Seagate hard disks will provide you with a solid, long term Storage solution.

Vital Statistics (per drive)

  • Model Number: ST6000NE0023
  • Rotation: 7200RPM
  • Interface: 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s
  • Form factor: 3.5 inch
  • Capacity: 6TB
  • Cache: 256MB
  • Warranty: 5yr

Back of the Drobo Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) DRDR5A31-T box (the connections)

back of Drobo Drobo 5Dt (Turbo)

  • USB 3.0 – The newer and faster evolution of Universal Serial Bus, USB 3.0, can transfer data at up to 5Gb per second. Now becoming commonplace, you can transfer data between devices such as external hard-drives and flash storage keys. In more advanced, larger devices you are able to connect peripherals such as mice and keyboards to the enclosure, however we highly recommend contacting the manufacturers website here for more details on connectivity and compatibility
  • Thunderbolt – Reaching Transfer speeds of upto 10GBp/s via Thunderbolt 1 and incredible 20GBp/s VIA Thunderbolt 2, this provides you with the facility to edit large files such as 4K and high density photo located on your Drobo Digital Storage enclosure on the fly and in real-time on your Apple Mac or Windows Machine.

Free Drobo Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) SpanStor Build & Test

You can have JBOD,RAID 0,RAID 1,RAID 5,RAID 6,RAID 10 set up on Drobo Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) DRDR5A31-T. We offer our completely free and highly recommended SpanStor build service for your Drobo 5-bay enclosure. We ensure that your Drobo box and Seagate drives are in perfect working order before we send it out, at no additional cost. Depending on the nature and complexity of the setup you request, this can take from a few minutes to a few hours, all done here at SPAN, thereby saving you time and money.
Possible RAID options for your Drobo 5-bay box are explained below.

Drobo Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) DRDR5A31-T RAID options

  • JBOD- is a cost-effective network storage solution. If you have a lot of temporarily data to store, JBODs are an economical solution. Mind that the data is not critical or you have an effective backup scheme in place. JBOD is either a single or number of disks which are grouped together and presented to the Operating System as a single volume, called 'Spanning'. If you lose a single disk in the JBOD then you possibly will lose data, as the concept of a JBOD does not include not fault tolerance.
  • RAID 0 is ideal for non-critical storage of data that have to be read/written at a high speed, such as on a video editing station or an image retouching. RAID 0 offers great performance, both in read and write operations. All storage capacity is used, there is no overhead.
  • RAID 1 (mirrored drive) is ideal for critical storage, like accounting systems. It is also suitable for small servers in which only two data drives will be used (disc mirroring). It offers excellent read speed and a write-speed that is comparable to that of a single drive. In case a drive fails, data do not have to be rebuild, they just have to be copied to the replacement drive (mirroring hdd ). It can be used as back up mirror.
  • RAID 5 combines efficient storage with excellent security and decent performance. It is ideal for file and application servers that have a limited number of data drives. Very fast read data transactions while write data transactions are bit slower. In case if drive fails, you still have access to all data, even while the failed drive is being replaced and system rebuilds the data on the new drive.
  • RAID 6 combines efficient storage with excellent security and decent performance. Similar to RAID 5, read data transactions are very fast. Two drives can fail and you still have access to all data, even while the failed drives are being replaced. It makes it more secure.
  • RAID 10 combines pros and cons of RAID 0 and RAID 1 in one single system. If one drive fails, the rebuild time is very fast because data being copied from the surviving mirror to a new drive.

Choose your RAID here -> Spanstor Build And Test
If you buy this Drobo Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) 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 DRDR5A31-T 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 DRDR5A31-T Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) RAM / Card upgrade options








Drobo Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) compatible mSATA SSD
msata ssd for drobo Drobo 5Dt (Turbo)
FIND MORE


Drobo Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) compatible drives here


Specifications

General

Stock code IB-D5DT
Brand Drobo
Series Drobo 5Dt (Turbo)
Model DRDR5A31-T
Type 5-Bay RAID Enclosure for SATA HD; USB3+Thunderbolt2; inc. mSATA SSD
ROHS Y
Date added 06/07/2016

DRDR5A31-T Spec Information

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

DRDR5A31-T Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
USB3USB3 type BExternal1
ThunderboltThunderbolt2External2
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal5

Software

DRDR5A31-T Speed

Speed/RPM SATA 6Gb to USB3 and Thunderbolt

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 6.4kg
Weight (bare) 3.9kg
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17/02/2017 | | GB Flag |
Good afternoon I am looking for the best RAID box for my HDD and SSD but need it to be FAST and with Thunderbolt for my Mac Book Pro to pick up. Is this device compatible with Mac, and do I need to use WD Red HDD or WD Black HDD? Do you ship to the U.S? How much is delivery?
Thank you for your questions. I can confirm that the Drobo 5DT is compatibile with the very latest Mac systems and it will be fast, able to mix all HDD and SSD and even arrives with a FREE SSD Cache module, free repair service worth £72 pounds and is completely compatible with Apple Time Machine, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop and the rest of Adobe editing suites in 4K and HD

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29/10/2016 | | GB Flag |
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07/10/2016 | | GB Flag |
My 2nd gen. Drobo shut down with increasing frequency, causing Lightroom to reboot itself over half a day each time. I decided to take no further chances and despite the cost found the 5Dt a little more cheaply at Span. Span were polite and helpful. I was able to collect it. The transfer of existing drives to the new new machine worked OK without loss but I was extremely careful to follow the online instructions. This Drobo seems quieter, much faster and I like the on/off switch allowing me to control when I want it running. It is just a few weeks old but it is working well and I am very pleased, restoring confidence and feeling that it was worth the expense.
12/07/2016 | | GB Flag |
3 years of DroboCare support included, that sounds like peace of mind


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