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Drobo 5N2 Five-Bay NAS Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: May 16, 2017 3:35 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Drobo

Packaging and a Closer Look

 

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The 5N2 is featured right on the front of the box artwork. To the right, we have features listed and below compatibility and connectivity.

 

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The backside of the box gives a solid comparison between all current Drobo models.

 

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The scope of delivery includes two Ethernet cables, the power adapter, and reading materials.

 

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Like previous Drobo appliances, the 5N2 came packaged in a carrying bag.

 

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Above, we have our first look at the 5N2. Across the bottom, we have a series of LEDs for power and status.

 

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The rear I/O is quite clean for a NAS, consisting of two Gigabit Ethernet ports and a power input. The large rocker switch is the power button.

 

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Removing the front cover, we reveal all five drive bays. These are tool-less bays that do not even need trays. Your drives just slide in and lock with the gray clips on the left.

 

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For this review, we are using Seagate IronWolf Pro 6TB NAS drives.

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