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Drobo 5N. Five bay array for the best ever experience sharing storage and accessing data featuring Gigabit Ethernet connectivity.
The Drobo 5N can be ordered now; it is the next-generation professional networked Drobo following the best-selling Drobo FS.
The new products will be available worldwide
within days of initial shipping by the middle of January.
The Drobo 5N has been redesigned from the ground up with performance in mind, allowing applications such as Adobe Lightroom and Apple iPhoto and iTunes fast access to data. It is significantly faster than the Drobo FS.
Yes, it's faster at listing a large number of files in a folder or directory and moving or accessing small files. If you have an mSATA SSD in the Drobo Accelerator Bay, it will be even faster. The Drobo 5N is better at browsing small files in addition to streaming larger files.
The Drobo 5N will be significantly faster than the Drobo FS. It's more powerful and takes advantage of the enhancements in the base Drobo software. And of course, it has SSD support and data-aware tiering.
Key features include:
Drobo 5N includes a battery that protects all data in memory, or cache, that is, data on its way to drives. When power spontaneously goes away, the battery keeps the Drobo alive long enough for the data to be written to non-volatile storage, ensuring that your important information is safe. The battery recharges itself and is designed to last for the life of the product. No worry anymore about the battery coming on and running out before power is restored. The Drobo 5N not only protect all data (metadata and user data) in memory, but after a power fail event, it will also write all of that data to non-volatile storage (an industrial-grade USB drive inside) and then turn off the battery.
You can easily be up and running in 10 minutes; Drobo does not need to go through a long process to format drives.
Drobo 5N supports disk pack migration from the Drobo FS.
Just like every Drobo, we support drives of all sizes, which is currently 4TB for 3.5" HDDs and 1TB for 2.5" HDDs. When larger drives become available, they will be supported in the new Drobos.
Both. You can find the most current information here.
SSDs are not like HDDs; they are all unique in their own way. Make sure you check the SSD compatibility list to ensure that the drive you're considering works with your Drobo.
Drobo Store sells a 60GB mSATA SSD Drive in our online store for the Drobo Accelerator Bay.
No, not at this time.
No, they won't.