Product Code: 1530114

Drobo S DRDR4A31 5 Bay Storage Array


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The Drobo S DRDR4A31 5 Bay Storage Array is the next step up from the original Drobo Storage and is designed for the creative professionals and small businesses. The Drobo S includes a triple interface with USB 3.0, eSATA and FireWire 800 to ensure you'll have a high-performance connection for virtually any system. The Drobo S offers super-sonic speed thanks to USB 3.0 technology that is up to 50% faster than FireWire 800.

Drobo S DRDR4A31 5 Bay Storage Array

Main features

Drobo S offers an unbeatable combination of automated protection, instant and perpetual expansion, and high performance, making it ideal for all of your primary and backup storage needs.

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 S, potentially saving you hours or days of downtime.

Your Personal Speed Demon: USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire 800
Have a need for speed? With the new USB 3.0 interface on the Drobo S, data transfer is up to 50% faster than FireWire 800. USB 3.0 offers backward compatibility with all existing USB 2.0 systems. And the Drobo S features a triple interface with eSATA and FireWire 800 to ensure that you'll have a high-performance connection for virtually any system.

Self-Healing Technology
With the self-healing technology now incorporated into Drobo S, your data is safer than ever. Even when sitting idle, Drobo S continually examines the blocks and sectors on every drive, flagging questionable areas. This preemptive "scrubbing" helps ensure your data is being written only to the healthy areas of your drives and that your data is always safe. Even if a drive fails, Drobo S keeps your data in the safest possible state, utilizing the available space on the remaining healthy drives

About DroboPro

DroboPro is a storage array that manages itself. It is a rackmountable/desktop eight-drive storage array that protects against two simultaneous drive failures. Capacity expands by adding/replacing drives. DroboPro’s BeyondRAID technology allows mixing different sized drives without sacrificing capacity. Connect to server via iSCSI/FireWire800/USB. It supports up to 16, 16TB volumes (LUNs). Includes iSCSI initiator and backup software.

Data Protection Made Simple
Built on award-winning BeyondRAID™ technology with single- or dual-drive redundancy, Drobo S protects your data without user interaction, even in the event of multiple drive failures. It can hold up to five hot-swappable drives, for on-the-fly drive capacity expansion with zero downtime.

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  • Host Interface: USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible), eSATA, FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 compatible)
  • 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
  • Accoustics (Normal operation): 31.8 dB²
  • Dimensions: 5.9 inches wide x 7.3 inches tall x 10.3 inches long
  • Weight: 8lbs (without power supply, hard drives or packaging)

Operating System Support

  • Windows 2008 Server
  • Windows 2003 Server
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Linux using EXT3
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or greater (Intel Only)

Box Contents

  • Drobo S
  • External power supply with power cord
  • eSATA cable
  • FireWire 800 cable
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • User Guide and Quick Start Card (printed)
  • Drobo Resource CD with Drobo Dashboard application, help files, and electronic documentation
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Product Specification

Connectivity USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible), FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 compatible), and eSATA
Included Accessories Drobo S, 6 ft USB 2.0 cable, 6 ft FireWire 800 cable, 6 ft power cord with power supply (100 ? 240V AC, 50/60 Hz), 6 ft eSATA cable, Quick Start Card, Drobo Resource CD, which includes the Drobo Dashboard application
Size (mm) 150.3 x 185.4 x 262.3 mm
System Requirements Mac and Windows systems and supports HFS+, NTFS, and FAT32 file system formats
Weight (g) 230
Manufacturer Link Drobo
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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.

Finance Example
Item Value (Cash Price) £429.99
Deposit £0.00
Agreement Duration 42 Months
Total Amount Credit £429.99
Settlement Fee £29.00
Settlement Payment -
Monthly Instalments 35 x £16.83
Final Instalments £16.94
Total Amount Payable £605.99
Annual Rate of Interest 19.9% P.A.
Representative APR 19.9% APR

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.
    • Self-employed.

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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