Drobo 5C 5 Bay Storage Array, USB 3.0, Type-C


Available on backorder

$699.00 inc GST

Available on backorder

Simple. Safe. Smart.

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.

Drobo Direct Attached Storage (DAS) Performance

If you need to edit high-definition videos, store a large photo library, or simply backup terabytes of data, the Drobo direct attached products deliver the perfect combination of speed, simplicity, expansion, and protection. Drobo products are designed from the ground up to meet the data storage needs of today’s media creators and demanding professionals. Products include cutting-edge USB Type C and or Thunderbolt™ 3 interfaces which connect directly to your computer to provide faster access speeds.



  • 1 x USB 3.0 port, Type C
  • Drives and Expansion

  • Up to five (5) 3.5” SATA II/III hard disk drives (sold separately).
  • Drives of any manufacturer, capacity, spindle speed, and/or cache can be used. No carriers or tools required. Talk to us about drive recommendations.
  • Expandable by adding drives or hot-swapping drives with larger ones.
  • BeyondRAID Features

  • Thin Provisioning
  • Instant Expansion
  • Mixed Drive Size Utilisation
  • Automatic Protection Levels
  • Single or Dual-Disk Redundancy
  • Virtual Hot Spare
  • Data Aware
  • Drive Re-ordering
  • Management

  • Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lights
  • Drobo Dashboard version 2.8.3 or later
  • Operating System Support

  • Apple® macOS 10.11 and higher
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8
  • File System Options

  • Apple® macOS: HFS+
  • Microsoft® Windows: NTFS
  • Hardware Features

  • Carrier-less Drive Bays
  • Power Fail Protection with Internal Battery
  • Metal Chassis and Cover
  • Kensington Lock Port for Security (lock not included)
  • Additional Software Features

  • Drive Spin Down
  • Dim Lights
  • macOS Time Machine Support
  • Warranty

  • Two (2) year warranty
  • Size and Weight

  • Desktop Form Factor
  • Width: 150.3 mm
  • Height: 185.4 mm
  • Depth: 262.3 mm
  • Weight: 3.9 kg without hard drives, power supply, or packaging
  • Power and Cooling

  • AC Input – 100-240VAC~2A, 50-60Hz
  • DC Output – 12V, 10A, 120W max
  • Fixed, 120mm variable speed cooling fan
  • Box Contents

  • Drobo 5C
  • 1 m USB 3.0, Type-A to Type-C cable
  • 2.8 m power cord with power adaptor
  • Quick Start Card
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