Drobo’s new 5N is a speedy $600 NAS for when you need files, stat

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Tragically, we only learned about Drobo’s new 5N after we’d hired a warehouse the size of an aircraft hanger to store our latest, 12 million page novel. If you want to avoid our mistake, then the company’s latest NAS might end your own storage woes. The new hardware is part of the same family as the 5D and Drobo Mini , except this one ditches the Thunderbolt connection in favor of a single gigabit-ethernet port. Inside, there’s space for five 3.5-inch drives, giving you a maximum capacity of 20TB. An mSATA slot for an SSD drive will let you make use of Drobo’s “data-aware tiering” feature, which gives applications like Adobe Lightroom and iTunes faster access to your NAS-stored files. The base model will set you back $600 and will be available in “mid December,” which we impatiently hope is a euphemism for “tomorrow.” Continue reading Drobo’s new 5N is a speedy $600 NAS for when you need files, stat Filed under: Storage Comments Source: Drobo

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