The Next Era of Storage is Here
The Drobo 5N2 is the Next Era of Simplified Storage for your connected home or small office. The latest generation Drobo 5 Bay NAS, the 5N2 delivers an unparalleled user experience for data sharing, secure backup, remote access and disaster recovery solutions. The Drobo 5N2 is faster than previous generations, provides a level of automation usually only found in more expensive solutions, and still preserves the award-winning simplicity found in all Drobos.
Not only is the Drobo 5N2 fast, but also easy-to-use, expandable, and automatically protects against hard drive failure. The 5N2 is perfect for storing large collections of photos, movies, music and documents. Integration with Apple Time Machine makes it an excellent way to back up all your Macs to a single device. It comes with port bonding support, also known as Adaptive Link Bonding, for link failover and link aggregation without Ethernet switch support delivering increased throughput and enhanced resilience. Supports myDrobo Platform and DroboAccess encrypted-end-to-end remote access, and DroboPix that allows secure and automatic uploads of mobile photos and videos. DroboApps support, including ElephantDrive, Resilio Sync, Koken, Plex and more.
Leave Your Limitations Behindâ¦ Go BeyondRAIDÂ®
Built on our award-winning BeyondRAID technology, the Drobo 5N2 protects your data without any intervention â 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. Droboâs 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 VolumesÂ® 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.
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 âactive/passiveâ mode so that if one port fails the other takes over.
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 3.5â 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!
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 â 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
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
The Drobo 5N2 doesnât just protect from drive failures, it also includes a battery backup system that protects all data in memory or cache. Thatâs 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.
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.