Drobo re-enter the NAS Server Market with their best NAS Yet, the Drobo 5N2
The latest generation 5 Bay NAS, the Drobo 5N2 delivers an unparalleled user experience for data sharing, secure backup, remote access and disaster recovery solutions. The 5N2 is the fastest, network attached Drobo available to prosumers and provides up to 2x performance boost with an upgraded processor and port bonding option. By implementing a level of automation usually preserved for more expensive solutions, and still maintaining the award-winning simplicity found in all Drobos, the 5N2 is the easiest to use NAS on the market.
Drobo 5N2 is designed to optimize and simplify workflow in connected homes and small office environments using Drobo’s simple, safe and smart BeyondRAID technology. Using the solution as a central backup in a connected home, multiple computers can speedily access the rich media files. Small office environments can utilize secure file sharing and Drobo’s Disaster Recovery (DR) feature to automatically backup the data to an offsite 5N2. To extend the functionality of the Drobo, 5N2 is compatible with the myDrobo App Platform, allowing for remote access to data, media streaming and cloud backup.
What makes the Drobo 5N2 one of the best RAID enabled NAS case yet?
Built on award-winning BeyondRAID technology with single- or dual-drive redundancy, Drobo 5N2 protects your data without any user interaction, even in the event of multiple drive failures. In addition, Drobo’s simplicity provides a quick, seamless setup and software configuration is not required to access storage on your network. Drives can be added or hot-swapped and updated in real time for storage expansion with zero downtime. Just add a drive in an empty bay or remove a smaller drive and replace it with a larger one, when needed.
What improvements are their between the Drobo 5N and Drobo 5N2?
The Drobo 5N2 is equipped with dual Gigabit Ethernet ports for network connectivity and makes sharing your data easy by connecting directly to the network. The two ports provide bonding support, also known as Adaptive Link Bonding, for link failover and aggregation without Ethernet switch support.
This increases performance and compensates for network connection problems. A fantastic upgrade on the original Drobo 5N.
Improved Capacity and Performance in the Drobo 5N2
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.
Use popular network, Desktop and mobile apps for Mac, Windows and Android with myDrobo
The myDrobo platform extends the functionality of Drobo NAS devices by providing a secure and fully end-to-end encrypted path to selected Drobo Apps. The iOS and Android app, DroboAccess, allows Drobo NAS owners to access their data anywhere, anytime through a secure and encrypted network. This allows Drobo consumers and SMBs to quickly and easily setup their own private cloud storage solution with the ability to view documents from a web browser or from the DroboAccess mobile app. DroboPix app allows owners to easily and automatically upload their photos and videos from their Android or iOS device to a network Drobo. The files are automatically uploaded over Wi-Fi and are securely backed up and protected on a Drobo.
Power Protecting Your Critical Data with an internal battery inside the DROBO NAS 5N2
Drobo doesn’t just protect you from a drive failure, but also from potential data loss after a power outage. Drobo 5N2 includes a battery that protects all data in memory, or cache, that is, data on its way to the drives. When power spontaneously goes away, the battery keeps the Drobo alive long enough for the data to be written to non-volatile storage.
Drobo Dashboard to provide full control and configuration of your NAS anytime
Drobo Dashboard is the single tool used to centrally manage all of your Drobo devices. Drobo Dashboard displays status as if all of your Drobos were right in front of you with the same status lights and capacity gauge that are on the front panel. All administration tasks are a single click away
Improved Drobo Disaster Recovery services by syncing it with another Drobo 5N or Drobo 5N2
With Drobo DR 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
The Drobo 5N2 is easily one of the most compact and modern design NAS we have seen yet
Drobo devices have always been space efficient and the Drobo 5N2 is no exception. It was designed from the ground up to provide very high capacity without taking up a lot of your valuable desk space. It is compact because of Drobo’s unique carrierless drive-bay design, allowing drives to be installed very close to each other. Drobo 5N2 is also the quietest Drobo ever due to its tuned, large, variable-speed cooling fan.