The Drobo 5C comes in a large white box, the front of which shows a good clear image of the front of the unit (at actual size), its interface connection type and its suitability for both Mac and Windows.
The rear of the box shows the back of the unit, again full size, notes about compatibility and interface with a list of box contents. This is repeated in three languages.
One side of the box has been left plain with the exception of a Drobo logo and url address for the company’s website while the other side has images and a small specification panel for four Drobo devices including the 5C, the 5D/DT, 5N and the B810n.
The unit comes in a snuggly fitting black bag, ideal for a bit of shopping after you’ve installed the drive, and there’s a large white box of all the bits you need to get started.
Bundled with the drive is a USB-A to USB-C cable, a 120W power adapter and a plastic bag containing the warranty information and a white Drobo sticker. The only thing missing from our review drive was the large quick start guide card that normally comes with a Drobo device.