Drobo has just started shipping a new storage system (in fact mine’s already on its way to me). Drobo announced the DROBO 5D Turbo Edition also know as the Drobo 5Dt. I’ve recently had several talks with the company’s CEO and leadership team, and they’ve assured me that they’re laser-focussed on building tools for photographers and video pros.
These is the first unit in that offering.
What is the Drobo 5Dt?
Drobo is offering a souped-up version of its popular 5D RAID system. Here’s what’s improved over the original Drobo 5D.A five bay direct attached storage. You can have as few as two drives loaded or all five. Just load up with your own drives. I recommend black or red class drives for performanceVolume capacity of up to 64TB. Currently drives are shipping around 8TB, but you can swap out drives on your own one at a time to upgrade in place. I just bought a bunch of 5TB drives as they are cheap and affordable right now, but have will also add in some 3TB drives that I had laying around. You can mix and match drives with the Drobo easily. As drives get even bigger, the Drobo can create multiple volumes if needed….