Drobo 5C supports a 64TB volume size, however, allows for expansion into this size. You can grow in to this, and provide only the capacity you need today. When more storage space is needed, simply add another drive, or replace a drive with a larger one. Drobo allows you to mix and match hard drives of any size or brand. This empowers you to buy the best drive at the best price when you need more space; instead of paying today for capacity you will not need until the future.
Power Protecting Your Critical Data
The Drobo 5C doesn’t just protect you from a drive failure, but also from potential data loss after a power outage. In every Drobo we include battery backup technology that protects all data in memory or cache. When power spontaneously goes away, Drobo moves any in flight data to onboard flash in your Drobo so it will be protected and moved to your disk drives once power is restored. This ensures your important information is safe and sound. Even better, your battery recharges itself and is designed to last for the life of your Drobo 5C.
Enhanced Backup for Time Machine
Time Machine and Drobo: A Perfect Pairing Apple’s Time Machine was designed to make backing up your files simple and painless. Pairing Time Machine with Drobo improves your data protection by ensuring your data is safe in the event of hard drive failure.
Control How Much Storage Time Machine Uses Apple’s guidelines are to set the storage space for Time Machine at twice the size of the Mac’s hard drive that is to be protected. Time Machine users know that it will gradually use all available disk space without an easy way to stop this from happening. With Drobo you can easily control the maximum storage space available for Time Machine backups through Drobo Dashboard. When you install a Drobo, Drobo Dashboard prompts to see if you want to create a dedicated storage volume for Time Machine’s use, allowing you to set the size of this volume.
USB 3.0, Type C Connectivity
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 a great 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.
Lights on the front show alerts of what’s happening, easy as reading a traffic light. Green, yellow or red lights show the drive status. Each blue LED light along the bottom, represents 10% utilization, showing how much capacity is consumed. Unsure of what the lights mean? Simply take off the uniquely designed magnetic cover and all the information can be found on the back.
Simple Setup – No Tools Needed
With Drobo 5C, hard drives slide right into the drive bays. No metal drive carriers, assembly screws necessary. The Drobo chassis is uniquely constructed of metal and the magnetic front cover is easy to install or remove. The Drobo 5C uses up to five (5) 3.5” SATA II/III hard disk drives or 2.5” SSDs (sold separately).