Drobo has announced the availability of its fastest and most technologically advanced networked storage - the Drobo 5N, marking the first time the company is leveraging its patent-pending SSD and tiering technology with networked storage.
Aimed to provide simplicity, affordability, and performance for home users, small offices, and creative professionals, the 5N utilizes Drobo's new enhanced data protection capabilities, typically only found in more expensive enterprise storage systems. It replaces the Drobo FS as an entry-level networked storage solution that supports both Apple and PC platforms, with a user-friendly interface to Apple's Time Machine. Existing customers of Drobo FS can easily upgrade by either copying their data to a new 5N or simply moving their Drobo FS disk drives to the Drobo 5N, thereby gaining access to the greater performance and data protection features of the 5N within minutes.
For media enthusiasts looking to share and back up video, photo and music files, the Drobo 5N provides a reliable plug-and-play storage solution to seamlessly run rich media libraries such as iTunes and iPhoto as well as to safely store and back up personal data. With Drobo's automated data protection, the 5N makes storing and protecting valuable data very simple, with enough storage for more than 90,000 16-megapixel raw photos, 650 Blu-ray discs, and up to 5,000 hours of 1080p HD video.