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Drobo 5N2
Simplicity and Speed on Your Network

Drobo 5N2

The Drobo 5N2 Will be shipping in Australia May 2017

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Drobo Products
Drobo 5N2
Drobo 5N2 5-Bay Diskless NAS Storage Array - Dual Gigabit
#DRDS5A21
Our Price: $830.00
Drobo 5N2 Support
DroboCare for Drobo 5N2, 1 Year
#DR-5N2-1S11
Our Price: Request a Quote
Drobo 5N2 Bundles with Hard Drives
Drobo 5N2 10TB Bundle with 5 x WD20EFRX 2TB Western Digital Red Drives
#DRDS5A21-5WD20E
Our Price: $1,625.00
Drobo 5N2 15TB Bundle with 5 x WD30EFRX 3TB Western Digital Red Drives
#DRDS5A21-5WD30E
Our Price: $1,790.00
Drobo 5N2 20TB Bundle with 5 x WD40EFRX 4TB Western Digital Red Drives
#DRDS5A21-5WD40E
Our Price: $2,180.00
Drobo 5N2 30TB Bundle with 5 x WD60EFRX 6TB Western Digital Red Drives
#DRDS5A21-5WD60E
Our Price: $2,980.00
Drobo 5N2 40TB Bundle with 5 x WD80EFZX 8TB Western Digital Red Drives
#DRDS5A21-5WD80E
Our Price: $3,595.00
Drobo 5N2 50TB Bundle with 5 x ST10000VN0004 10TB Seagate IronWolf Drives (7200RPM)
#DRDS5A21-5ST10000VN0004
Our Price: $4,435.00

Additional Hard Drives can be found with the following links:
Western Digital | Seagate

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Please Note: All Prices are Inclusive of GST

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Drobo 5N2:

Overview:

Drobo 5N2The latest generation 5 Bay NAS, the Drobo 5N2 delivers an unparalleled user experience for data sharing, secure backup, remote access and disaster recovery solutions. The 5N2 is the fastest, network attached Drobo available to prosumers and provides up to 2x performance boost with an upgraded processor and port bonding option. The 5N2 is built with Drobo’s patented BeyondRAID™ technology to meet the demanding data storage requirements of connected home users, media professionals and small businesses. The expanded functionality includes technology features of Drobo’s enterprise level products, such as DroboDR for disaster recovery backup. By implementing a level of automation usually preserved for more expensive solutions, and still maintaining the award-winning simplicity found in all Drobos, the 5N2 is the easiest to use NAS on the market.

Leave Your Limitations Behind… Go BeyondRAID®

Built on our award-winning BeyondRAID technology, the Drobo 5N2 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.

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Benefits:

Data Protection and Expandability Made Simple

Built on award-winning BeyondRAID™ technology with single- or dual-drive redundancy, Drobo 5N2 protects your data without any user interaction, even in the event of multiple drive failures. In addition, Drobo’s simplicity provides a quick, seamless setup and software configuration is not required to access storage on your network.

Drives can be added or hot-swapped and updated in real time for storage expansion with zero downtime. Just add a drive in an empty bay or remove a smaller drive and replace it with a larger one, when needed.

High-Speed Connectivity

The Drobo 5N2 is equipped with dual Gigabit Ethernet ports for network connectivity and makes sharing your data easy by connecting directly to the network. The two ports provide bonding support, also known as Adaptive Link Bonding, for link failover and aggregation without Ethernet switch support. This increases performance and compensates for network connection problems.

Capacity AND Performance

Usually reserved for larger enterprise-class storage solutions, the Drobo 5N2 gives you the option to implement Hot Data Caching through the Drobo Accelerator Bay. This feature intelligently uses high-performance flash to accelerate performance, allowing the fastest possible access to your data.

The myDrobo Platform

The myDrobo platform extends the functionality of Drobo NAS devices by providing a secure and fully end-to-end encrypted path to selected Drobo Apps.

The iOS and Android app, DroboAccess, allows Drobo NAS owners to access their data anywhere, anytime through a secure and encrypted network. This allows Drobo consumers and SMBs to quickly and easily setup their own private cloud storage solution with the ability to view documents from a web browser or from the DroboAccess mobile app.

DroboPix app allows owners to easily and automatically upload their photos and videos from their Android or iOS device to a network Drobo. The files are automatically uploaded over Wi-Fi and are securely backed up and protected on a Drobo.

Power Protecting Your Critical Data

Drobo doesn’t just protect you from a drive failure, but also from potential data loss after a power outage. Drobo 5N2 includes a battery The Next Era of Simplified Storage for Your Connected Home or Small Office that protects all data in memory, or cache, that is, data on its way to the drives. When power spontaneously goes away, the battery keeps the Drobo alive long enough for the data to be written to non-volatile storage.

Drobo Disaster Recovery

With Drobo DR you can set up a pair of 5N2s to automatically make an offsite copy of your data. Simple to set up and manage, the reliable DroboDR seamlessly replicates your data to another 5N2 ensuring data availability in case of disaster. Even better, the remote 5N2 stores all user account information so recovery is painless.

Drobo Dashboard

Drobo Dashboard is the single tool used to centrally manage all of your Drobo devices. Drobo Dashboard displays status as if all of your Drobos were right in front of you with the same status lights and capacity gauge that are on the front panel. All administration tasks are a single click away.

Drobo Dashboard

Designed for You

Drobo devices have always been space efficient and the Drobo 5N2 is no exception. It was designed from the ground up to provide very high capacity without taking up a lot of your valuable desk space. It is compact because of Drobo’s unique carrierless drive-bay design, allowing drives to be installed very close to each other. Drobo 5N2 is also the quietest Drobo ever due to its tuned, large, variable-speed cooling fan.

Features:

Dual Ethernet Ports: Bond Together, or Failover

Dual Ethernet Ports: Bond Together, or Failover

The 5N2 has dual Gigabit Ethernet ports. These can be bonded together to provide approximately twice the read/write performance you get via a single port. Or they can be used to provide a connection to two different subnets. Furthermore, they can be used in an “active/passive” mode so that if one port fails the other takes over.

Capacity and Performance

Capacity and Performance

Usually reserved for larger enterprise-class storage solutions, the Drobo 5N2 gives you the option to implement Hot Data Caching through the Drobo Accelerator Bay. This feature intelligently uses high-performance flash to accelerate performance, allowing the fastest possible access to your data.

To keep capacity of your Drobo 5N2 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.

If getting the fastest performance possible is your thing, you can also load up every drive bay with SSDs. Drobo 5N2 gives you the flexibility to choose!

DroboApps

DroboApps

The myDrobo platform provides end-to-end secure access to services on your Drobo from the public internet, through a user chosen mydrobo.com address. It enables services such as DroboAccess, Koken and WordPress to be accessed remotely in a secure fashion. DroboPix allows secure and automatic uploads of mobile photos and videos.

Other Drobo Apps are embedded applications that extend the capabilities of the Drobo 5N2. Partnering with strategic application vendors and solution providers (e.g. ElephantDrive Resilio Sync & Plex), Drobo now offers enhanced features that augment user data interaction. DroboApps are designed to be simple to install and configure – just like a Drobo! Installation is performed from within Drobo Dashboard, and all applications are fully supported by Drobo and our technology partners.

Drobo Disaster Recovery

Drobo Disaster Recovery

With DroboDR you can set up a pair of 5N2s to automatically make an offsite copy of your data. Simple to set up and manage, the reliable DroboDR seamlessly replicates your data to another 5N2 ensuring data availability in case of disaster. Even better, the remote 5N2 stores all user account information so recovery is painless.

Power Protecting Your Critical Data

Power Protecting Your Critical Data

The Drobo 5N2 doesn’t just protect from drive failures, it also includes a battery backup system that protects all data in memory or cache. That’s right, Enterprise grade data protection for you on your Drobo 5N2! If power spontaneously goes away, the Drobo stays alive long enough for the data to be written to disk, ensuring your important information is always safe. The onboard battery recharges itself and is designed to last for the life of the product.

DroboCare

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:


Technical Specifications
Connectivity
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports
Drives and Expansion
  • Up to five (5) 3.5″ SATA II/III hard disk drives or solid state drives (sold separately).
  • One (1) mSATA solid state drive in the Drobo Accelerator Bay for increased performance (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
  • 64TB filesystem support
Management
  • Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lights
  • Drobo Dashboard version 2.6 or later
Operating System Support
  • Apple® macOS X 10.10 and higher
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7
Network Protocols
  • Common Internet File System (CIFS) / Server Message Block (SMB)
  • Apple Filing Protocol (AFP)
Hardware Features
  • Carrier-less Drive Bays
  • Power Fail Protection
  • Kensington Lock Port for Security (lock not included)
Additional Software Features
  • Hot Data Caching
  • DroboApps
  • myDrobo compatible
  • Maximum System Capacity: 64TB
  • Drive Spin Down
  • Dim Lights
  • OS X Time Machine Support
  • OS X / macOS Time Machine Support
  • Cloud access
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, 7A, 84W
  • Dual, fixed, variable speed cooling fans
Environmental Specifications
  • Acoustics – Normal Operation:
  • Operating Temperature: 10°C – 35°C (50° – 95°F)
  • Non-Operating Temperature (storage): -10° – 60°C (14° – 140°F)
  • Operating Humidity: 5% – 80%
Box Contents
  • Drobo 5N2
  • 2x 6 ft (1.8 m) Ethernet cables
  • 6 ft (1.8 m) power cord with power supply
  • Quick Start Card

Capacity Calculator:

Use these interactive tools to estimate the amount of data storage available to fit your needs.

Calculator not working correctly? Please click here to open the calculator in a new window

Drag drives and place them into the slots. To remove one from a slot just click on it.

This tool is for approximating the space utilisation with various mixed disk configurations. Actual disk sizes can vary between vendors, and values calculated may differ slightly from actual results. Please refer to Drobo Dashboard for precise data calculations for storage installed in your Drobo.

Documentation:

Download the Drobo 5N2 Datasheet (.PDF)

Pricing Notes:

Drobo Products
Drobo 5N2
Drobo 5N2 5-Bay Diskless NAS Storage Array - Dual Gigabit
#DRDS5A21
Our Price: $830.00
Drobo 5N2 Bundles with Hard Drives
Drobo 5N2 10TB Bundle with 5 x WD20EFRX 2TB Western Digital Red Drives
#DRDS5A21-5WD20E
Our Price: $1,625.00
Drobo 5N2 15TB Bundle with 5 x WD30EFRX 3TB Western Digital Red Drives
#DRDS5A21-5WD30E
Our Price: $1,790.00
Drobo 5N2 20TB Bundle with 5 x WD40EFRX 4TB Western Digital Red Drives
#DRDS5A21-5WD40E
Our Price: $2,180.00
Drobo 5N2 30TB Bundle with 5 x WD60EFRX 6TB Western Digital Red Drives
#DRDS5A21-5WD60E
Our Price: $2,980.00
Drobo 5N2 40TB Bundle with 5 x WD80EFZX 8TB Western Digital Red Drives
#DRDS5A21-5WD80E
Our Price: $3,595.00
Drobo 5N2 50TB Bundle with 5 x ST10000VN0004 10TB Seagate IronWolf Drives (7200RPM)
#DRDS5A21-5ST10000VN0004
Our Price: $4,435.00

Additional Hard Drives can be found with the following links:
Western Digital | Seagate

Drobo DroboCare for 5N2
Drobo 1YR DroboCare 5N2
#DR-5N2-1S11
Our Price: Request a Quote
Drobo 3YR DroboCare 5N2
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Our Price: Request a Quote
Crucial mSATA SSD Cards
Crucial 250GB MX200 mSATA SSD Card
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Our Price: $230.00
Crucial 500GB MX200 mSATA SSD Card
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Our Price: $424.00