CalDigit is the first to leverage the power of an 8 drive RAID using Thunderbolt™ technology. The ThunderExpress makes this possible and has a blazingly fast bidirectional 10 Gb/s connection. That's up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0 and 2 times faster than USB 3.0 & SATA 6G.
Already have a CalDigit RAID?
The ThunderExpress allows existing CalDigit HDPro, HDPro2, HDPro-24, and HDOne users to connect via Thunderbolt. Looking for a new RAID? Get a CalDigit HDPro2 or HDOne today and you'll be ready for Thunderbolt.
How does the ThunderExpress Work?
The CalDigit HDPro, HDPro2, HDPro-24, and HDOne are based on PCIe technology. By using the native PCIe bus built into modern workstations, these arrays have been able to provide blazing performance with no latency or conversion needed. Thunderbolt also uses PCIe, meaning you only have to plug the CalDigit ePCIe cable into one end of the ThunderExpress and then the Thunderbolt cable into your Thunderbolt enabled computer. No additional setup is necessary.
No Longer Limited to the Desktop
One of he biggest advantages of Thunderbolt, is that it allows all Thunderbolt enabled computers to leverage high speed RAID systems. Now laptops, iMacs, and even Mac mini's can utilize the power and protection of CalDigit RAID's. The ThunderExpress is also compatible with any Mac, Windows PC or Linux computer that has the Thunderbolt port. With the power of a CalDigit RAID the ThunderExpress allows for faster speeds than other Thunderbolt RAIDs. Up to 100MB/s faster!
Price & Availability
The release date and price of the CalDigit ThunderExpress have not yet been announced. CalDigit plans to release the ThunderExpress in early 2012. Check back often for more updates.