CalDigit Thunderbolt Storage

The Power of Thunderbolt™

Thunderbolt Speed

Thunderbolt is a revolutionary I/O technology that adds a new level of flexibility to your post-production workflow. Derived from a close collaboration between Intel and Apple, this exciting new interface not only sets new standards in speed, but allows creative professionals to streamline their productions like never before.

Thunderbolt allows for 10 GB/s of throughput in both directions. But what does this mean for you, the user? It means that your valuable data can be transferred up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0, and up to an incredible 12 times faster than FireWire 800. On a practical level, this means that video clips can be imported quicker into your timelines and effects render faster. Not only this, but Thunderbolt opens up a world of possibilities for expanding your workflow, and creating a synergy between all of your post-production equipment. More specifically, because of the vast amount of bandwidth available through the Thunderbolt connection, users can daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices through one port. Now all of your external storage, HD monitors, and external video capture/playback devices are all linked through one Thunderbolt connection.

CalDigit has made STRONG commitments to Intel and Apple. Now with years of development, CalDigit is excited to introduce two of the Thunderbolt solutions to the content creation industry. First, CalDigit's T1, the world's first removable and fastest Thunderbolt single drive solution with two Thunderbolt ports. It is perfect for audio/visual professionals seeking a sleek, fast and portable storage unit.

Second, CalDigit's T2 is an extremely fast dual drive. It is enabled with 2 Thunderbolt ports and removable drive design, perfect for RAID 0,1 and JBOD capability. The T1 and T2 drive modules are also interchangeable and both units are capable of handling SSD and HDD drives.

By purchasing a CalDigit Thunderbolt device, you are not only improving the speed and security of your productions, but you are safe in the knowledge that Thunderbolt is the future of storage, and that the number of devices utilizing Thunderbolt technology is only expanding. You now can get all the workstation class performance you love, conveniently on your laptop through CalDigit Thunderbolt storage.

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Thunderbolt™ Drive - CalDigit T1
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The Fastest Thunderbolt Single Drive

The CalDigit T1 is a powerful single drive storage device with TWO Thunderbolt ports that supports both regular 3.5" HDD's and the much faster 2.5" SSD drives. One of the most unique functions of the T1 is that the drive is removable, something that you do not normally see on most single drive solutions. This allows for easy expansion and archiving of your important data. With the SSD drive installed, the CalDigit T1 can reach speeds of up to 470 MB/s. This type of speed in the past was only possible with much larger more expensive units that would take up all the space in your edit suite and require a lot of power to run.

T1 SSD & Hard Disk

True Flexibility

The T1 is all about flexibility. Choose the regular 3.5" HDD version for higher storage capacity - up to 4TB, or purchase the 2.5" SSD version if speed is more your thing. Even better you can daisy-chain two T1's together, the SSD version for editing your high quality video files, and the 3.5" HDD version for backing up all your content. In fact you can daisy-chain up to 6 Thunderbolt devices to one computer.

CalDigit Thunderbolt Drives Daisy Chain

The removable drive function of the T1 allows professionals to move their data from edit suite to edit suite without having to take the whole storage device with you.

SSD ready!

Why has CalDigit decided to support SSD drives? The beauty of SSD drives is that they reduce power consumption, react better to shock, and deal better with extremes in temperature, which is ideal as the T1 is a perfect storage device for moving to different locations.

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Thunderbolt™ RAID - CalDigit T2
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The CalDigit T2 is an extremely fast dual drive, enabled with TWO Thunderbolt™ ports and a removable drive design, perfect for RAID 0, 1 and JBOD capability. The CalDigit T2 offers unique support for both 3.5" HDD drives and 2.5" SSD/HDD drives all in a sleek and easily upgradeable enclosure that is both reliable and portable.

BIG or FAST. SSD Ready!

CalDigit understands the importance for capacity and performance involving large project files required for our everyday users. With the CalDigit T2 and Thunderbolt™ technology, CalDigit is able to provide both all in one unit. The T2 can support up to 8TB of capacity. In the event of time sensitive situations, to get the fastest file transfer times, the CalDigit T2 offers the flexibility for that performance boost with the support of 2.5" SSD drives.

The CalDigit T2 drive module design provides a rigid base to secure two hot swappable 2.5" SSD 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 630MB/s. The T2's specially engineered design delivers effective heat dissipation, important for maintaining the long-term reliability of high performance drives, including SSDs in the field.

T2 SSD & Hard Disk

Flexible RAID Configuration

CalDigit T2 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 T2 in JBOD mode where each of the hard disk is accessed directly as an independent drive through Thunderbolt™ connection.

Mac OSX RAID 0, 1 and JBOD

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. CalDigit understands today's modern tapeless workflow. 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 T2 are the digital hubs for your creative content.

Professional Grade Design

The sleek and sexy design is as functional as it is good looking. A front side power button makes powering the unit on and off a breeze, and the all aluminum enclosure is eco friendly providing additional heat dissipation. Also included are four front side LED lights indicating the status of each individual drive, so you are always in the know.

Daisy Chain and Single Cable Thunderbolt™ Connectivity

CalDigit T2 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 or other displays and capture devices, making it the perfect device for on set or in the edit suite.

CalDigit Thunderbolt Drives Daisy Chain

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More on T1 & T2

Bootable & Native OS support

Thanks to the zero driver installation requirements, the CalDigit T1 and T2 work right out of the box, featuring the full hot plug support. Also, being a native Mac OSX supported device, your CalDigit drives will never require a driver update, ever. It just works!

CalDigit T1 and T2 also supports OSX bootable. You now have the ability to start up from Thunderbolt™ interface as is possible using FireWire. Mobile workers can use this external bootable T1 drive or T2 RAID to make workstations hot-swappable, allowing the flexibility to shift users to different machines as efficiently as possible. The boot up time is lightening fast with less waiting time on the startup and login screens, allowing you to get a head start on any tasks before anybody else.

Bootable Thunderbolt™ Drive

Powerful Drive Monitoring Softwares for Mac OS & iPhone

The CalDigit T1 and T2 come with a unique piece of software, the CalDigit Thunderbolt Drive Utility, providing at-a-glance drive monitoring - how you want, where you want, when you want. It gives clients a rich, graphical, full-featured view of how your CalDigit Thunderbolt drives are performing in real-time. It also comes with diagnostic reports and email notification.

Apple and the iPhone presented CalDigit with the perfect canvas to reinvent simple drive management. Monitoring your CalDigit Thunderbolt drives remotely at your fingertips has never been easier and more convenient. The CalDigit Thunder View, an iOS App, is designed to allow customers to monitor their high-performance CalDigit Thunderbolt™ drives worldwide-directly from iPhone. The CalDigit Thunderbolt Drive Utility and Thunder View allow the user to:

  • Monitor multiple CalDigit T1 and T2 systems from multiple locations at once

  • Get at-a-glance health indicators for each system's temperature, SMART information and disk status

  • Ability to email or contact our support team in the unlikely event of component failure

  • Configure and monitor Mac OS RAID array

  • Works with direct IP addresses

  • Disk benchmark test

  • Bitrate calculator

  • CalDigit ThunderView for iPhone

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    *** We are currently working to get Thunderbolt devices certified for Windows. Look for those announcements soon.