Drobo 8D 8-bay storage array, Thunderbolt3


Available on backorder

$2,599.00 inc GST

Available on backorder

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 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.



  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 ports; second port for daisy chaining Thunderbolt devices, including one 5K or two 4K displays (macOS only)
  • Drives and Expansion

  • Up to eight (8) 3.5” SATA hard disk drives or solid state drives (sold separately)
  • One (1) 2.5” 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 Features

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

  • Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lights
  • Drobo Dashboard version 3.3.0 or later
  • Operating System Support

  • Apple® macOS 10.12 and higher
  • File System Options

  • macOS: HFS+
  • Hardware Features

  • Carrier-less drive bays
  • Power fail protection with internal battery
  • Metal chassis and cover
  • Rear slot for 2.5” SATA SSD
  • Hybrid Storage
  • Automated Data-Aware Tiering
  • Kensington Lock Port for security (lock not included)
  • Additional Software Features

  • Hot Data Caching
  • Maximum System Capacity: 128TB
  • Drive Spin Down
  • Dim Lights
  • macOS Time Machine Support
  • Intelligent Volume Management
  • Warranty

  • Two (2) year warranty
  • Size and Weight

  • Desktop Form Factor
  • Width: 309.1 mm
  • Height: 138.7 mm
  • Depth: 358.1 mm
  • Weight: 7.4 kg without hard drives, or packaging

  • Power and Cooling

  • Internal Power Supply:
  • AC Input – 100-240VAC~3.5A, 50-60Hz
  • DC Output – 12V, 20.8A, 250W max
  • Dual, fixed cooling fans
  • 15W of power to slow charge a Thunderbolt 3 laptop
  • Box Contents

  • Drobo 8D
  • 1 m Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • 1.8 m power cord
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