This year’s NAB was an outstanding show for CalDigit with lots of innovative product announcements for content creators. They announced two new Thunderbolt™ products, and the VRmini 2.
T3 – Cutting Edge Performance for Content Creation.
The CalDigit T3, a three bay RAID storage solution, brings performance, and reliability to the professional content creation industry. Featuring dual Thunderbolt™ ports for daisy chaining, the T3 evolves professional data storage into a modern streamlined Thunderbolt™ based workflow.
With speeds of 850MB/s, the T3 is an ideal solution for editing multiple streams of video.
The CalDigit T3 will be available with three SSDs, or three 3.5” HDDs. The SSD version will be available in capacities of over 1TB, and the HDD version will be available in capacities up to 12TB.
The most innovative function of the T3 is that you can actually mix SSDs, and HDDs. This allows you to RAID two drives, and have a spare drive as a JBOD.
Thunderbolt Station – Professional Connectivity Expansion.
The CalDigit Thunderbolt™ Station is a portable aluminum dock that connects to any Mac via a Thunderbolt™ connection, and gives users extra interface options. The CalDigit Thunderbolt™ Station adds two Thunderbolt™ ports, three USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, and Audio in/out.
Macworld has featured the CalDigit T3, and Thunderbolt™ Station in their NAB Thunderbolt™ roundup.
Check it out here.
VRmini 2 – Portable RAID Storage On The Go.
The VRmini 2 builds on the concept that no data is truly protected unless it is backed up twice. Featuring RAID 0, 1, and JBOD modes, the VRmini 2 is an eloquently versatile 100% hardware RAID device that can give you either performance, or protection.
Now offering the added benefit of USB 3.0 connectivity, the VRmini 2 is a versatile storage solution for professional use.
Other RAID devices on the market are either a RAID 0 or a RAID 1 device. The VRmini 2 gives you the best of both worlds. If you want outstanding performance, set the VRmini 2 to RAID 0, and take advantage of the fast transfer speeds. If you want to give your data the ultimate security it deserves, set the VRmini 2 to RAID 1, and your files are automatically backed up to both drives.