Drobo today announced the Drobo 5N, the latest in their new lineup of ultra-modern, high-performance storage systems. The Drobo 5N, a sophisticated, network-attached storage (NAS) device, extends Drobo’s traditional ease-of-use with increased performance and data protection enhancements for personal and professional users who want a fast, easy, and ultra-reliable file sharing and backup experience over the network. Like the recently introduced Drobo Mini and Drobo 5D, the new Drobo 5N features Drobo’s patented BeyondRAID and Data-Aware Tiering technologies, to deliver capacity, performance, and data protection that have traditionally been reserved for more expensive, enterprise-grade storage. The Drobo 5N can handle up to five 3.5″ SATA III hard drives or solid state drives and one mSATA solid state drive. Pricing on the new Drobo 5N starts at $599 MSRP.
“Drobo is the future of storage,” stated Robin Harris, chief analyst at StorageMojo.com. “I’ve said it a number of times in public forums – the new Drobo products are automated, fast, affordable, and artfully meld both hard drive and SSD technology to deliver a great capacity/performance value proposition. Drobo has once again advanced the state-of-the-art in storage.”