The Drobo FS DRDS2A31 5 Bay Storage Array was designed to deliver the best file sharing experience ever and is perfect for any connected home, home office, or small office environment needing a simple, safe device for sharing and backing up files over the network. Thanks to BeyondRAID technology, just plug in your Drobo FS and your data protection is all set up with no configuration required. Featuring automated data protection and the ability to add capacity and features as needed, Drobo FS delivers true plug and share network storage without complexity.
Drobo FS DRDS2A31 5 Bay Storage Array
Share Your Data on a Gigabit Ethernet Network
Drobo FS connects directly to a Gigabit Ethernet network to make sharing your data easy. Just plug it into any switch or wireless router and you’re ready to go. You can even connect the Drobo FS directly to the Ethernet port on your computer without having to configure any settings.
Supports All Computers on Your Network
Connect to your Drobo FS using any Windows or Mac computer. Multiple computers can access the Drobo FS at the same time, providing storage to your entire network.
Easy Expansion to 15TB and Beyond
Drobo FS holds up to five drives allowing you to effortlessly grow your storage to meet your data capacity needs. To add more space, simply insert a new hard drive or replace your smallest drive with a larger one, even when all drive bays are full.
And unlike traditional RAID systems, the BeyondRAID™ technology in Drobo FS enables you to mix and match drive capacities, brands, and speeds. This unprecedented flexibility allows for continuous expansion as available hard drive capacities increase.
Protection from Two Drive Failures
Enable the dual-drive redundancy option to protect your data from failure of up to two hard drives. It's all done with a single click, and without ever losing access to your data. Running out of space? Switch back to single-drive redundancy at any time. Unlike moving between traditional RAID 5 and RAID 6, there's no need to reformat or migrate data from the Drobo FS, potentially saving you hours or days of downtime.
Centralized Backup for Your Entire Network
The Drobo FS enables network backup for Mac and Windows users at home, home office, or small offices.
Backing up your PC to your Drobo is as easy as using Drobo with Drobo PC Backup, now bundled with Drobo, Drobo S, Drobo FS, and Drobo B800fs.
Also, the Drobo FS delivers the most seamless support for Apple Time Machine of any network storage system on the market today. Using Time Machine with Drobo FS is as easy as one click in Drobo Dashboard.
A Drobo as Unique as You Are
Select from a wide selection of free DroboApps designed to give you the freedom to configure and customize your Drobo FS to meet your own unique set of requirements. Our growing library of DroboApps* adds amazing functionality like media, web, and more!
*DroboApps are community created and community supported applications. Visit our apps page for more information.
Up to Five-Drives of Instant Expansion to 10TB and Beyond
Grow your storage to meet with your data capacity needs with minimal effort. To add capacity, simply insert a new hard drive or replace your smallest drive with a larger one, even when all five drive bays are full. Unlike traditional RAID systems, the BeyondRAID technology found in Drobo FS enables you to mix and match capacities, drive brands and speeds. This allows for continuous expansion as drive capacities grow and larger drives become available. With Drobo FS, expansion is automatic, instantaneous and access to data is always maintained.
Protection from Two Drive Failures
Enable the dual-drive redundancy option to protect your data from failure of up to TWO hard drives. It’s all done with a single click, and without ever losing access to your data. Running out of space? Switch back to single-drive redundancy. Unlike moving between traditional RAID 5 and RAID 6, there’s no need to reformat or migrate data off of Drobo, potentially saving you hours or days.
Instant Expansion to 10TB and Beyond
Drobo FS holds up to five drives allowing you to effortlessly grow your storage to meet your data capacity needs. To add more space, simply insert a new hard drive or replace your smallest drive with a larger one, even when all drive bays are full. Unlike traditional RAID systems, the BeyondRAID technology in Drobo FS enables you to mix and match drive capacities, brands and speeds. This unprecedented flexibility allows for continuous expansion as available hard drive capacities increase. With Drobo FS, expansion is automatic, instantaneous and access to data is always maintained.
- Host Interface: 10/100/1000 Ethernet Port
- Drives: Accommodates from one to five 3.5” SATA I / SATA II hard drives of any manufacturer, capacity, spindle speed, and/or cache. No
- carriers or tools required.
- Power: Idle system (standby, drives off) = 12 watts Typical busy system (four drives) = 56 watts
- Dimensions: 5.9 inches wide x 7.3 inches tall x 10.3 inches long
- Weight: 8lbs (without hard drives or packaging)
- Drobo FS
- External power supply with power cord
- ethernet cable
- User Guide and Quick Start Card (printed)
- Drobo Resource CD with Drobo Dashboard application, help files, and electronic documentation
Operating System Support
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- Windows 2008 Server
- Windows 2003 Server
- Windows XP
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- Linux¹ using EXT3
- Mac OS 10.5.8 or later (Intel Only)
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||Gigabit Ethernet (also 10/100 Mbps compatible)
||Drobo FS, 6 ft Ethernet cable, 6 ft power cord with power supply (100 ? 240V AC, 50/60 Hz), Quick Start Card, Drobo Resource CD, which includes the Drobo Dashboard application
||150. x 185.4 x 262.3 mm
||Mac and Windows systems can connect to Drobo FS directly and over the network using AFP and CIFS/SMB network protocols.
Buy Now Pay Later
With our no deposit Buy Now Pay Later option, pay nothing for six months when you spend £250 or more, then either settle the cash price in full by paying a £29.00 settlement fee, or choose to spread the cost over 36 months at 19.9% APR Representative. Please see the repayment example below to see how much purchasing this item on finance would cost.
|Item Value (Cash Price)
|Total Amount Credit
||35 x £13.66
|Total Amount Payable
|Annual Rate of Interest
Are you eligible for finance?
Applicants must be:
- Aged 18 years or older from the application date
- In permanent UK residence for a minimum of three years
- Fulfil at least one of the following employment criteria:
- In regular, permanent employment.
- Retired from regular employment - With a minimum age of 50.
- Not working through disability.
Note: All applicants will be subject to a credit reference check by the lender.
Credit is subject to application and status. Warehouse Express Ltd trading as Wex Photographic act as credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance act as the lender.
Can I repay early? If so how?
No repayments are scheduled in the initial six-month deferral period. However, it is possible to pay off the loan, either by way of a lump sum or in smaller amounts. If the loan is fully repaid within the six-month deferral period, then no interest is payable, but a £29.00 early-settlement will be incurred. Such repayments may be made to Barclays Partner Finance by cheque, debit card or standing order. Unfortunately it is not possible to set up a direct debit within the deferral period. Further information on how to make such repayments will be set out in the loan agreement pack provided by Barclays Partner Finance.
What happens if I don't repay within the first six months (deferral period)?
Following the six month deferral period, Barclays Partner Finance will initiate a monthly direct debit payment for the remaining duration of the loan. Interest will be charged at a rate of 19.9% APR on outstanding balances (backdated to the first date of the loan). Late payment penalties and early repayment charges will apply from this point. Barclays Partner Finance will send a reminder letter approximately one month before the six month deferral period is due to elapse. Note: If you chose to spread the cost and pay monthly, interest is charged from the start of the loan, not from the start of the repayment period.
What will I receive from the finance provider (lender)?
Barclays Partner Finance will send a loan agreement pack approximately four weeks after delivery of the goods, confirming that the account has been activated and, from this point, it is possible to make repayments against the loan.
For further information on how our finance product work, see our Finance help section.
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† Once your application has been accepted, usually within minutes, we will immediately dispatch your equipment.