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#270295 2-May-2020 17:39
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Currently selling my Drobo 5D3. It was a replacement unit from the United States.


Have moved storage systems to Synology, so I no longer need this. It hasn't seen much action anyway. I back up everything on my NAS.


This is perfect for photographers and content creators or for those looking to get more bandwidth out of their systems using a Thunderbolt 3 / TB3 connection. Transfers 4K files with ease.


Supports USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 connections.


Comes with 5 hard drive bays where you can chuck in mixed drives: 8TB, 10TB, 6TB, 4TB, 2TB, etc. BeyondRAID takes care of everything for you, whether it be Seagate or Western Digital WD drives you are using.


Comes with DroboCare up until July of this year. Can be extended to 3 more years. DroboCare means that if something goes wrong with the this unit, Drobo will replace it and pay for shipping both ways, giving you peace of mind, according to a support person I talked with.


Offers welcome.

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  #2482955 13-May-2020 18:01
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It's such a niche item you'll struggle to sell it for a 'fair' price. Personally I'd pay a couple of hundred for one, I think things like storage spaces have eaten Drobo's direct attached storage lunch, you can get a 5 bay Usb enclosure for $170, Chuck 5 disks in and make a storage space and you're away.

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  #2491618 26-May-2020 10:36
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Yeah, it's very niche, was struggling to get it sold last year, but I sold it for a good price on Trade Me. :)


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  #2491748 26-May-2020 12:57
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I might be interested if the price was attractive enough. I use Thunderbolt 3. I have an older (must be 10 years at least) Drobo that I actually do not turn on any more because it is so noisy compared to newer stuff - I have a Seagate DP4 which is my main spare but us photographers do like iMac has 4TB in it!

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