Drobo 8D - NEW

Drobo 8D - NEW

by Drobo $1,299.00

The Coronavirus outbreak during the past year has severely impacted the global supply chain of technology companies, and we have recently experienced delays in production due to the global supply shortage of chips used in processors for our Drobo products. 

We are in close contact with all of our suppliers, and we are trying to mitigate any further delay in the supply chain. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we ramp up Drobo supply. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Transform Your Storage Workflow. The Bigger, Better, Bolder, 8D.

This 8D was created to meet the need for data intensive workflows. With lightning speed ThunderboltTM 3, the Drobo 8D is the fastest, and largest capacity direct attached Drobo yet. The Drobo 8D allows for the creation of 16 volumes with up to 128TB, with a total storage pool of 256TB. 

Drobo 8D comes with an Accelerator Bay in a rear mounted slot for an SSD to enable the patented Drobo Accelerator Cache technology. The Drobo Hot Data Cache keeps a copy of your most frequently accessed transactional data so that it can be delivered at blazing fast speeds. The Drobo 8D is also the only Drobo with the new Intelligent Volume Management technology, which allows for the flexibility of manual and automated management of storage pools.

Creative professionals will experience the editing power for media rich, high resolution workflows with the protection of Drobo’s patented BeyondRAID technology. The 8D is also ideal as primary storage for SMBs requiring reliable, easy to use, high capacity solutions.

  • 8 Bay direct-attached storage  (3.5” SATA HDD & 2.5" SSD)
  • Power of dual, Thunderbolt™ 3 ports (macOS only)
  • NEW Intelligent Volume Management
  • SSD Accelerator Bay for a performance boost 
  • 128TB Volume support, 256TB Storage Pool
  • Supports a 5K display or 2, 4K displays

Laptops and computers with Thunderbolt 2 ports will require a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter.

*Please note that units ordered with hard drives require 8-10 business days for processing, kitting and shipping due to high demand of the 8D. Overnight orders without drives ship the following business day. All packages require a signature at delivery. 


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

Capacity/Drive Specifications

  • Up to eight (8) 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
  • Expandable by adding drives or hot-swapping drives with larger ones. Use the 8-bay Capacity Calculator to estimate available storage in various configurations


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Drobo, Inc.

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