Drobo today announced the general availability and shipping of its fastest and most technologically advanced networked storage, the new Drobo 5N. The Drobo 5N further expands Drobo’s new line of professional storage products, which includes the recently released Drobo 5D and the Drobo Mini, by leveraging the company’s patent-pending SSD and tiering technology for the first time with networked storage. These, combined with Drobo’s unique ease-of-use and flexibility, enable the Drobo 5N to provide an unprecedented package of simplicity, affordability and performance for home users, small offices and creative professionals. The 5N also utilizes Drobo’s new, enhanced data protection capabilities, typically only found in more expensive enterprise storage systems. Pricing on the new Drobo 5N starts at $599 MSRP.
“Drobo continues to add truly impressive modern storage capabilities that are perfect for professionals and small businesses,” stated Mark Peters, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “Drobo stands alone in delivering its comprehensive range of advanced capabilities – automated tiering, SSD performance and hard drive capacity, plus enterprise-grade reliability features – in this price category for the networked home office and small office customer. By also maintaining its renowned ease-of-use, Drobo ensures it delivers both financial and operational value.”