Product Code: 1613649

Drobo 5C 5 Bay Storage Array - USB-C

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The Drobo 5C is a 5 bay storage solution with USB type-C connector suitable for PC and Mac. Designed from the ground up using Drobo's BeyondRAID technology, the 5C 5 Bay Storage Array will accept up to five 3.5" SATA II/II/II hard disk drives or SSDs (sold separately). No tools required, simply slide the hard drives (not included) into the drive bays. It includes a 64TB volume size, protects data against hard drive failures and sudden power outages, while also using advanced self-healing.

Drobo 5C 5 Bay Storage Array - USB-C (DDR4A31)

  • 1x USB 3.0 port, type-C
  • Compatible with Mac and Windows
  • Accepts up to five 3.5" SATA II/III hard disk drives (sold separately)
  • Award-winning BeyondRAID technology
  • Enhanced data protection, reliability, expandability, and ease-of-use
  • Protects your data – even in the event of multiple drive failures
  • Switch from single to dual disk redundancy with a single click
  • Drobo’s with BeyondRAID are also self-healing and have virtual hot-spares
  • Drobo takes the up front guess work out of determining the amount of capacity you require
  • Buy the capacity you need, and when you need more storage, simply replace your smallest drive with a larger one
  • You can even mix and match drive brands, capacities and speeds
  • Every Drobo comes with Smart Volume technology. Smart Volumes - automatically utilize capacity as needed from a common pool of storage

Enhanced Backup for Time Machine

Time Machine and Drobo: A Perfect Pairing
Apple’s Time Machine was designed to make backing up your files simple and painless. Pairing Time Machine with Drobo improves your data protection by ensuring your data is safe in the event of hard drive failure.

Control How Much Storage Time Machine Uses
Apple’s guidelines are to set the storage space for Time Machine at twice the size of the Mac’s hard drive that is to be protected. Time Machine users know that it will gradually use all available disk space without an easy way to stop this from happening. With Drobo you can easily control the maximum storage space available for Time Machine backups through Drobo Dashboard. When you install a Drobo, Drobo Dashboard prompts to see if you want to create a dedicated storage volume for Time Machine’s use, allowing you to set the size of this volume.

Upgrading With the Remarkable Drobo 5C

Once you experience how easy it is to use a Drobo you’ll know there is nothing that compares – but that isn’t the only remarkable thing about it. Drobo takes upgradability to the next level. Not only can you upgrade capacity with no downtime by adding new drives or replacing smaller drives with larger ones, you can seamlessly upgrade to a new Drobo 5C by simply removing the disk pack from your current system, and moving it to a new Drobo 5C. Upgrading not only gives you an instant performance or capacity boost, but also delivers all the other benefits of the new Drobo.

Power Protecting Your Critical Data

The Drobo 5C doesn’t just protect you from a drive failure, but also from potential data loss after a power outage. In every Drobo we include battery backup technology that protects all data in memory or cache. When power spontaneously goes away, Drobo moves any in flight data to onboard flash in your Drobo so it will be protected and moved to your disk drives once power is restored. This ensures your important information is safe and sound. Even better, your battery recharges itself and is designed to last for the life of your Drobo 5C.


Our world-class DroboCare support offers powerful protection for all Drobo products. Whether you depend on Drobo for your photo collection or critical business data, our trained professionals are available around the clock to help. In addition to extending technical phone support, DroboCare offers a wide array of benefits over our standard warranty including migration assistance, expedited hardware and rescue kits to ensure you get everything you need, when you need it.


1 x USB 3.0 port, Type-C

Drives and Expansion
Up to five (5) 3.5" SATA II/III hard disk drives (sold separately).
Drives of any manufacturer, capacity, spindle speed, and/or cache can be used. No carriers or tools required. Click here for drive recommendations.
Expandable by adding drives or hot-swapping drives with larger ones. Use the Capacity Calculator to estimate available storage in various configurations.

BeyondRAID Features
Thin Provisioning
Instant Expansion
Mixed Drive Size Utilization
Automatic Protection Levels
Single or Dual-Disk Redundancy
Virtual Hot Spare
Data Aware
Drive Re-ordering

Drive bay indicator lights, capacity gauge, status lights
Drobo Dashboard version 2.8.3 or later

Operating System Support
Apple® Macintosh® macOS 10.10 and higher
Microsoft® Windows® 10
Microsoft® Windows® 8
Microsoft® Windows® 7

File System Options
Apple® macOS: HFS+
Microsoft® Windows: NTFS

Hardware Features
Carrier-less Drive Bays
Power Fail Protection with Internal Battery
Metal Chassis and Cover
Kensington Lock Port for Security (lock not included)

Additional Software Features
Drive Spin Down
Dim Lights
macOS Time Machine Support

One (1) year warranty in the US or outside the EU or two (2) year warranty in the EU.

Size and Weight
Desktop Form Factor
Width: 5.9 in (150.3 mm)
Height: 7.3 in (185.4 mm)
Depth: 10.3 in (262.3 mm)
Weight: 8.5 lb (3.9 kg) without hard drives, power supply, or packaging

Power and Cooling
AC Input – 100-240VAC~2A, 50-60Hz
DC Output – 12V, 10A, 120W max
Fixed, 120mm variable speed cooling fan

Box Contents
Drobo 5C
3.3 ft. (1 m) USB 3.0, Type-A to Type-C cable
9.3 ft. (2.8 m) power cord with power adaptor
Quick Start Card

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Product Specification

Colour Black
Connectivity 1 x USB 3.0 port, Type-C
Included Accessories 3.3 ft. (1 m) USB 3.0, Type-A to Type-C cable, 9.3 ft. (2.8 m) power cord with power adaptor
Model 5C
Size 150 x 185 x 262 mm
System Requirements Apple® macOS: HFS+ / Microsoft® Windows: NTFS
Manufacturer Link Drobo
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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) £349.00
Deposit £0.00
Agreement Duration 42 Months
Total Amount Credit £349.00
Settlement Fee £29.00
Settlement Payment -
Monthly Instalments 35 x £13.66
Final Instalments £13.75
Total Amount Payable £491.85
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 Photo Video 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.

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