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Drobo 5C USB Type-C DAS Review

We tested the peak power consumption of a NAS at the wall during a run of CrystalDiskMark 5.0.2 as this version of the benchmark runs the read and write benchmark suites separately so its easier to monitor what power the device is using during each function.

No surprise to see the SSD-based arrays being the most power efficient. The Toshiba drives of the mixed HDD array suffer in comparison to the WD 6TB Reds because the two X300 drives in the array use 11.30W each and the pair of P300’s 6.4W. The 6TB WD Reds use just 5.3W

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