Drobo 5C World’s First Self-Managing USB-C Storage Solution in Malaysia


  • 1 x USB 3.0 port, Type-C
Drives and Expansion
  • Up to five (5) 3.5″ SATA II/III hard disk drives (sold separately).
  • Drives of any manufacturer, capacity, spindle speed, and/or cache can be used. No carriers or tools required. Click here for drive recommendations.
  • Expandable by adding drives or hot-swapping drives with larger ones. Use the Capacity Calculator to estimate available storage in various configurations.
BeyondRAID Features
  • Thin Provisioning
  • Instant Expansion
  • Mixed Drive Size Utilization
  • Automatic Protection Levels
  • Single or Dual-Disk Redundancy
  • Virtual Hot Spare
  • Data Aware
  • Drive Re-ordering
  • Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lights
  • Drobo Dashboard version 2.8.3 or later
Operating System Support
  • Apple® Macintosh® macOS 10.10 and higher
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7
File System Options
  • Apple® macOS: HFS+
  • Microsoft® Windows: NTFS
Hardware Features
  • Carrier-less Drive Bays
  • Power Fail Protection with Internal Battery
  • Metal Chassis and Cover
  • Kensington Lock Port for Security (lock not included)
Additional Software Features
  • Drive Spin Down
  • Dim Lights
  • macOS Time Machine Support


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 the best 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.

Inside every Drobo is the revolutionary BeyondRAID storage technology that protects data against a hard disk crash, yet is simple enough for anyone to use. As long as you have more than a single disk in Drobo, all data on Drobo is safe no matter which hard disk fails. There’s no need to worry about anything else.

Protection From Drive Failure

Drobo 5C protects your data from a single, or dual hard drive failures. In the case of a failed drive, Drobo will immediately rebuild data using remaining available space. In the background, Drobo performs “data scrubbing and selfhealing”, which means it validates your data and repairs any inconsistencies. Power Protecting Your Critical Data
Drobo doesn’t just protect against drive failures, but also from potential data loss after a power outage. Drobo 5C includes advanced battery backup technology that protects data in memory or cache. During a sudden power loss, Drobo protects in-progress operations by saving in progress operations to an internal SSD. The operations are resumed and written to the disks once power is restored. This ensures important information is safe and sound. The battery recharges itself and is designed to last for the life of your Drobo.

Economical Capacity Expansion

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.

Second Volume for Backups or Full Disk Encryption

Drobo 5C allows for a second, fixed volume size. Drobo limits the amount of storage space you specify for the second volume. The rest of the capacity is available for storing other files.

Two ways to use a second volume:

1. Apple’s Time Machine: Specify the maximum size Time Machine can use for its versioned backups. This solves the problem of Time Machine slowly consuming all space on a drive.

2. Encrypted Hard Drive: Some information requires additional protection. A second volume can create an encrypted disk using Windows and OS X / macOS tools. Access to sensitive data is password protected.

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.

As Easy as Reading a Traffic Light

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 magneticcover and all the information can be found on the back.


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