Drobo 5C

Drobo 5C

by Drobo $349.00

World’s First Self-Managing USB-C Storage Solution.

The Drobo 5C is built on award-winning BeyondRAID ™ technology and is the optimal solution for home media and professional data storage needs. Drobo 5C uses the latest USB-C interface to connect to PCs or Macs. USB-C is compatible with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. and is ideal for storing all types of data, including pictures and video. Drobo has made setup on the 5C effortless. In less than 10 minutes, the intuitive “traffic light interface” will even have the novice user up and running. With 5 available drive bays and the innovative use of solid state drives (SSDs) — the Drobo 5C provides high performance and increased storage capacity. The 5C is a cost-efficient desktop storage array that anyone can use.

  • 5 drive bays (3.5” SATA or SSD)
  • 1x USB 3.0, Type C (Type A to Type C USB cable provided)*
  • Power fail protection with battery backup
  • BeyondRAID for advanced data protection
    • Support a single Smart Volume of 64TB
    • Mixed drive size utilization
    • Single or dual disk redundancy
    • Thin provisioning and reclamation
    • Virtual hot spare
    • Drive re-ordering

* As USB Type-C is not yet completely widespread, a USB Type-C to Type-A cable is included, allowing the 5C to be used on systems with traditional USB Type-A ports, and a USB Type-C to Type-C cable will have to be purchased separately. 

**Please note that units ordered with hard drives require 2-3 business days for processing, kitting and shipping. Overnight orders without drives ship the following business day. All packages require a signature at delivery. 


Standard 2-year hardware warranty; extend and enhance support with DroboCare featuring 24/7 phone support and advanced hardware replacement.

Capacity/Drive Specifications

  • Up to five (5) 3.5" SATA II / III hard disk drives 
  • Drives of any manufacturer, capacity, spindle speed, and/or cache can be used. No carriers or tools required. Click here for drive recommendations
  • Use the 5-bay Capacity Calculator to estimate available storage in various configurations.

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Drobo, Inc.

1289 Anvilwood Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94089, USA
Ph: (408) 454 4200