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NAB 2007
NAB 2007
April 16 - 19 2007
Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Booth #SL9929

See CalDigit's products at Matrox, Blackmagic Design and Panasonic booths during NAB2007.

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  • Blackmagic Design
  • Matrox

  •  FireWireVR - The First FireWire RAID Supporting RAID 1, 0, and JBOD
     Supports Multi-stream Uncompressed SD, DV, HDV, and DVCPro HD

    Introducing the first configurable FireWire RAID solution supporting uncompressed 8 bit/10 bit SD editing and photo libraries. The FireWireVR is equipped with 2x SATA 3Gb/s hard drives and CalDigit's unique FireWire technology to support multi-stream uncompressed SD, DVCPRO, HDV and DV non-linear video editing systems. FireWireVR is also designed to store large photo libraries with an option of providing hardware RAID protection on digital content.

    FireWireVR - 2-Bay FireWire RAID for SD editing

      Triple Interface, Universal FireWire and USB Connectivity

    FireWireVR - FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB, RAID
    Designed for high-speed access to video, audio, and any digital content; while at the same time offering flexible connectivity options. The FireWireVR is the highest performing triple interface 2-bay drive on the market today. FireWireVR is designed to connects any Mac, Linux, or Windows PC machines via FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0 connection.

      Configurable RAID Modes

    FireWireVR - Configureable RAID
    The FireWireVR offers ease and flexibility in the RAID Configuration. Performance (RAID 0), Protected (RAID 1), or JBOD can be configured from back panel.
    With configurable RAID level, you can choose RAID 0 (Performance) for intensive disk-access applications; for example, video editing. RAID 1 (Protected) can be used for automatically mirroring data to secure your digital content creation.

    Ideal For
    Video Editing Multi-Stream of 8 & 10 bit Uncompressed SD, DVCPRO HD, HDV, DV.
    Digital Library Photo/MP3 libraries, Motion Graphics
    Application Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Aperture, Photoshop, Lightroom, etc.


    Dimension: 9.76" L X 5.12" W X 4.26" H (247.87mm L X 130mm W X 108mm H)
    Net Weight: 7.5lb (3.4 kg)
    Power Supply Specification:Input 100-240V auto switch 50~64Hz 1.5A, Output 5V 4.2A, 12V 3A
    Operating Temperature: 5~40 degrees Celsius

      RAID Engine

    CalDigits' sophisticated & powerful RAID engine allows the FireWireVR to be easily configured to RAID 0, 1, & JBOD. The only True FireWire RAID solution, designed for professional content creation applications including Video/Audio editing, as well as graphic design and digital imaging .

    CalDigit RAID ENGINE

      The Best Industrial Design

    Quality and Detail

    Industrial Design

    Each rugged & functional aluminum enclosure incorporates a high air-flow cooling system.

    Air Flow

    A quiet, reliable, ball-bearing fan and specially designed venting facilitates air-flow above and below the hard drives from the front of the unit to the back.


      Swappable Drive
      Perfect for RAID 1

    A team of world class engineers with years of experience in the storage business; CalDigit has developed the only real hardware FireWire RAID 1 solution.
    Unlike other companies?RAID 1 products, the FireWireVR takes the place of other FireWire solutions that may have RAID functionality but fail to deliver when a mirrored drive is down. The FireWireVR product has real swappable functionality, which enables a dead drive to be swapped out, replaced and rebuilt.

    CalDigit LAB

      The Latest FireWire Disk RAID

    FireWireVR features the latest FireWire 800 Disk RAID technology, for high data transfer rates to support multi-stream video playback with real time effects.

    FireWire 800Mb/s

      The Latest Storage Technology

    The FireWireVR also features the latest SATA 3Gb/s 16MB cache drives for speed to meet the demands of the most up-to-date video & content editing software.


      Thoroughly Tested Before
      Being Shipped To You

    Each FireWireVR is completely tested under stringent real world application tests and burned in to assure you optimal performance.

    CalDigit LAB

      Virtually Unlimited Capacity

    The swappable functionality of the FireWireVR allows user to upgrade the drive capacity as needed. No capacity limitation to any single chassis.

    Disk Tray

    Archive Box

      Online and Offline Rebuild

    The FireWireVR supports online and offline rebuilds. User can choose offline rebuilds if the host computer port is not available.

      MAC, Linux, and Windows

    FireWireVR is compatible with Windows, Linux, Apple Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, PowerBook, G4, and G5 computers with impressive performance and protection at an attractive price.

      Modular Design

    The FireWireVR's drives and fan are designed to be swappable. Our modular design allows the fan and drives, which can potentially fail, to be easily and quickly hot swapped reducing downtime on time-critical projects.

    FireWireVR Modular Design

    Product Comparison
    Product FireWireVR G-RAID2*
    Interface FireWire 800, 400
    and USB
    FireWire 800, 400
    and USB
    Swappable Yes No
    Configurable RAID level Yes No
    Hardware RAID 0 Yes Yes
    Hardware RAID 1
    (Data Protection)
    Yes No
    Support 10-bit
    Uncompressed SD
    2 Streams 1 Stream
    Support 8-bit
    Uncompressed SD
    3 Streams 2 Streams
    Fan Quiet 50mm x 50mm
    Ball Bearing Fan
    40mm x 40mm
    Sleeve Fan
    Modular Drive Yes No
    Modular Fan Yes No
    Support up to 2.0TB Yes No
    Virtually Unlimited Capacity Yes No
    Daisy Chainable
    without performance loss
    Yes No
    *G-RAID2 is a trademark or registered trademark of G-Technology Inc.
    *Comparisons based on manufacturers product specifications on June 6th, 2007.

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