Leave Your Limitations Behind… Go BeyondRAID
Built into every Drobo is Drobo’s BeyondRAID technology which solves the fundamental issues that traditional RAID can’t.
Built on the foundation of traditional RAID, BeyondRAID adds a layer of virtualization that chooses the correct protection algorithm based on data availability needs at any given moment. Since the technology works at the block level, it can write blocks of data that alternate between RAID protection levels.
If you need to add storage capacity to a Drobo, simply insert additional disk drives or replace the smallest disks with larger ones – no need to change RAID levels, purchase a new storage array, or go through the complex administration of pooling RAID groups.
The BeyondRAID feature can even switch from single to dual disk redundancy with just the click of your mouse through Drobo Dashboard. This ensures enterprise-level dual parity data protection, when needed. If a drive happens to fail, Drobo will automatically re-layout the data to the remaining drives, returning it to a protected state with no user interaction.
Thin Provisioning with Smart Volumes
Drobo volumes are just smarter. Thin provisioning through Drobo’s Smart Volumes provides on-demand allocation of storage providing maximized capacity utilization. Smart Volumes™ are a virtual volume architecture that pull needed storage, on-demand, from a common pool (thin provisioning) and then return any deleted blocks back to the common pool (thin reclamation), allocating these newly available blocks to free space immediately available for new data.
Space allocation is automatically managed, maximizing storage resources. For example, if a large file on a volume is deleted, the free space of the Drobo gets larger. The freed up space is then available to other volumes. Drobo Volumes are Smart, even enterprise-class arrays with thin provisioning do not return consumed storage back to a common pool at this granular level.
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.
Smart storage that grows with you and protects what matters
Drobo 5D & 5Dt (Turbo)
The 5D and 5Dt are designed from the ground up to meet the data storage needs of today’s media creators and demanding professionals.
The Drobo 5D and the 5Dt are built on the award-winning functionality, blazing fast performance and Drobo’s unprecedented flexibility, data protection, and expandability. They both offer high-speed ThunderboltTM 2 and USB 3.0, providing flexibility across two commonly used interfaces and support 4k Thunderbolt displays.
The Drobo 5Dt (Turbo Edition) includes an mSATA card for increased performance of up to 30% on streaming video and 3x read performance via Drobo’s Hot Data Cache. The 5Dt includes three years of DroboCare support, Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 cables to ensure the best storage experience ever.
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.
The Drobo 5N was designed with one purpose in mind: to deliver the best experience sharing storage and accessing data. From the moment, you plug it in and it is instantly accessible on your network, you’ll know there’s nothing like it. The Drobo 5N is perfect for any connected home, home office, or small office environment needing a simple, safe device for sharing and backing up data over the network.
Not only is Drobo 5N is easy-to-use, expandable, flexible, and protected—exactly what’s expected from a Drobo. You can safely store and edit photos, videos, and audio files as well as store and back up all the computers on your network.