Bigger. Better. Bolder.
The Fastest Drobo Yet With Thunderbolt™ 3 Speed
Meet the bigger, better, and bolder Drobo 8D. Capable of supporting 16 volumes of up to 128TB, with a total storage pool of 256TB, 8D is designed to meet the need for data-intensive workflows. With lightning speed Thunderbolt™ 3*, the Drobo 8D is the fastest direct attached Drobo yet. The 8D comes equipped with a Drobo Accelerator Bay, and is the only Drobo with the new Intelligent Volume Management technology.
*8D is a Mac only product
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 todayâs 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.
Connectivity2 x Thunderbolt 3 ports; second port for daisy chaining Thunderbolt devices, including one 5K or two 4K displays (macOS only)
Drives and ExpansionUp to eight (8) 3.5â SATA hard disk drives or solid state drives (sold separately)One (1) 2.5â 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. Talk to us about drive recommendations.Expandable by adding drives or hot-swapping drives with larger ones.
BeyondRAID FeaturesThin ProvisioningInstant ExpansionMixed Drive Size UtilisationAutomatic Protection LevelsSingle â or Dual-Disk RedundancyVirtual Hot SpareData-Aware TieringDrive Re-ordering
ManagementDrive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lightsDrobo Dashboard version 3.3.0 or later
Operating System SupportApple® macOS 10.12 and higher
File System OptionsmacOS: HFS+
Hardware FeaturesCarrier-less drive baysPower fail protection with internal batteryMetal chassis and coverRear slot for 2.5â SATA SSDHybrid StorageAutomated Data-Aware TieringKensington Lock Port for security (lock not included)
Additional Software FeaturesHot Data CachingMaximum System Capacity: 128TBDrive Spin DownDim LightsmacOS Time Machine SupportIntelligent Volume Management
WarrantyTwo (2) year warranty
Size and WeightDesktop Form FactorWidth: 309.1 mmHeight: 138.7 mmDepth: 358.1 mmWeight: 7.4 kg without hard drives, or packagingPower and CoolingInternal Power Supply:AC Input â 100-240VAC~3.5A, 50-60HzDC Output â 12V, 20.8A, 250W maxDual, fixed cooling fans15W of power to slow charge a Thunderbolt 3 laptop
Box ContentsDrobo 8D1 m Thunderbolt 3 cable1.8 m power cord