On 4th October 2016 Drobo announced the world’s first self-managing USB Type-C storage solution. It offers 5 bays, each of which can take the biggest 3.5″ desktop drives available today – with a maximum volume capability of 64TB and support for Drobo's BeyondRAID technology. KitGuru readers have the chance to win one of these high-spec devices in an exclusive competition!
Connection to the Drobo 5C is through a USB 3.0 Type-C connection which enables read speeds of up to 241MB/sec from your array. Don't worry if your rig doesn't have a Type C port, Drobo include a USB-A to USB-C cable for backward compatibility. It will be on sale by the time you read this for £349.
Designed to be an affordable, secure storage array for everyone, Drobo believe that the 5C is simple to set up and that the integrated informational LEDs are as easy to read as a traffic light. It has an internal battery back-up in case of power failure and spends its spare time organising data and scrubbing unused blocks clean.
You can read more about the Drobo 5C on its product page HERE.
For a chance to win, you only need answer one simple question. The Drobo 5C connects to your computer at high speed using which kind of connector?
c) USB Type-C
If you think you know the answer, email it to us with your name and a Facebook profile link (so we know you’re a real person) using [email protected] and subject title ‘DROBO COMPETITION’. The final day for entry is Tuesday 18th October 2016. All those who get the correct answer will go into a pool, with the winner being chosen on Thursday 20th October. The winner will be announced on the following day. If you win, we will be in touch to get your address so Drobo can organise delivery.
This competition is open worldwide and the winner is chosen solely at the discretion of KitGuru staff. All decisions are final. One entry per reader.
KitGuru says: Good luck!