The T3 by CalDigit is a triple drive RAID array that offers performance and versatility unrivaled by anything in its class. While priced similarly to dual bay RAID solutions, the extra drive in the T3 adds additional performance with a minimal footprint increase. For applications that require high performance drives, the T3 configured in RAID 0 can deliver up to 500 MB/s when configured with HDDs or 850 MB/s with SSDs. The T3 will do everything a dual drive RAID can and more. Why settle for two, when you can have three?
Big or Fast. SSD Ready!
We understand the importance for capacity and performance involving large project files required for our everyday users. With the CalDigit T3 and Thunderbolt™ technology, CalDigit is able to provide both all in one unit. The T3 can support up to 12TB of storage capacity. In the event of time sensitive situations, to get the fastest file transfer times, the CalDigit T3 offers the flexibility for that performance boost with the support of 2.5" SSD drives.
The CalDigit T3 drive module design provides a rigid base to secure three hot swappable 2.5" SSDs or 3.5" hard drives. This allows for easy performance upgrades and replacements, as users can take advantage of even faster speeds, reaching up to 850MB/s. The T3's specially engineered design delivers effective heat dissipation, important for maintaining the long-term reliability of high performance drives, including SSDs, in the field.
Flexible RAID Configuration
CalDigit T3 lets you stripe drives - either solid-state or hard drives - in a RAID 0 array to increase performance and create a massive volume for tasks such as video or photo editing; or create a RAID 1 mirror to protect digital media assets from a drive failure. You also can use T3 in JBOD mode where each of the hard disk is accessed directly as an independent drive through Thunderbolt™ connection. If a triple drive configuration is not desired, remove one of the drives to use as a spare and install the included slot cover.
HD and 2K Editing
Whatever your creative application of choice, you can rest assured that CalDigit's new Thunderbolt storage will power through the most demanding of applications. It's finally time to say goodbye to dropped frames and concentrate on making great content. We understand the demands of modern tapeless workflows. Whether you're working in SD, HD, 3D, 2K, backing up uncompressed video files from broadcast quality cameras or DSLR's, compressing video for the web or mobile devices, batch importing large graphics files into your timeline, or playing back the final cut of an edit for your client, the T3 is the digital hub for your creative content.
Professional Grade Design
The T3 is housed in a die-cast aluminum chassis that can handle accidental bumps and dings that occur on the job. LED indicators on the front panel display drive status and activity. The front-facing power button makes it convenient to turn the unit on and off. As with all CalDigit products, the T3 features a direct-attach board design that eliminates the need of internal cables for mission critical functions. Data and power transfer all occur directly between the hard drive and the motherboard, which minimizes potential points of failure. The exhaust fan in the rear ensures optimal drive temperatures at all times.
Daisy Chain and Single Cable Thunderbolt™ Connectivity
The T3 connects to your Mac with a single Thunderbolt™ cable and provides a second Thunderbolt™ connector for daisy-chaining other Thunderbolt™-enabled devices, such as the CalDigit T1, Thunderbolt™ displays and capture devices, making it the perfect device for on set or in the edit room.