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Laptop Charging Universal Connection Fast Charging 4K Workflow UASP Thunderbolt™ 3 Smart Cooling SSD/HDD Aluminum Certified Cable Removable Drive
Laptop Charging Universal Connection Fast Charging 4K Workflow UASP Thunderbolt™ 3 Smart Cooling SSD/HDD Aluminum Certified Cable Removable Drive

Professional External Storage, Redefined.

The CalDigit AV Pro 2 Storage Hub is the exciting new evolution of our original single drive solution. It is an expandable storage device specifically designed to compliment any Thunderbolt™ 3 computer out of the box. Thanks to the AV Pro 2’s ability to connect to any laptop it can be used by anyone regardless of their connectivity options.

The AV Pro 2 is a triple threat. Not only does it provide extra storage, it will also charge your laptop in addition to adding a USB 3.0 hub for expanding your connectivity. One cable from the AV Pro 2 to your Thunderbolt™ 3 laptop will add all these great features. Why buy an external drive that only offers storage? The AV Pro 2 goes beyond the ordinary to offer unprecedented features not traditionally found in a storage device.






For more info on Type-C visit the USB-C Resource Hub 





Laptop Charging

Not only does the AV Pro 2 Storage Hub store important data quickly and securely, it also enables the capability to simultaneously charge the Thunderbolt™ 3 laptop it is connected to. Charge your laptop up to 30W while connected to the AV Pro 2 without connecting your factory AC adapter. The AV Pro 2 Storage Hub integrates seamlessly into your workflow so you can start that new project and continue working productively.



Add up to 6TB Storage Capacity Connect extra USB devices Charge Laptop up to 30W
2016/2017 MacBook Pro Yes Yes Yes
2015/2016/2017 MacBook Yes Yes Yes
Other Mac Yes Yes No
PC with Thunderbolt™ 3 Yes Yes Yes
PC with USB-C Yes Yes Yes
PC with USB 3.0 Yes Yes No




Dual Interface Convenience



The AV Pro 2 Storage Hub includes dual interface ports that make it easy to connect to virtually any computer. The latest USB-C port delivers blazing transfer speeds while simultaneously charging supported USB-C or Thunderbolt™ 3 laptops. For computers with traditional USB Type-A ports, no worries either. The AV Pro 2 also provides the most popular USB Micro B port to connect to any USB port enabling full compatibility with any computer on the market today.

Built-in USB Hub Versatility

The AV Pro 2 Storage Hub also features two USB 3.0 Type-A ports that allow you to connect all your USB peripherals such as high speed storage, card readers, Apple SuperDrives and even daisy chain to another AV Pro 2 Storage Hub. Backwards compatibility ensures that all of your older USB 3.0/2.0/1.0 peripherals such as printers and mice will work flawlessly.

Connect Keyboard & mouse

Connect External Drive &
SD Card Reader

Connect iPad & Apple SuperDrive

Daisy-Chain Multiple AV Pro 2


Apple SuperDrive
CalDigit is known for it's Mac centric design and is passionate about designing products that compliment Apple devices aesthetically and functionally. No other external storage devices on the market are able to support Apple’s SuperDrive. The CalDigit AV Pro 2 Storage Hub is the first to deliver such compatibility.






One Click Disconnect
When you have a device that brings all of your peripherals together, a convenient way to quickly disconnect all of them safely is paramount. The free downloadable CalDigit Docking Station Utility allows you to eject all attached devices with a single click of your mouse, saving you the hassle of ejecting each peripheral individually. This powerful time saving solution makes disconnecting your CalDigit AV Pro 2 Storage Hub from your Mac extraordinarily easy.





Stand-Alone High Speed Charging

The AV Pro 2 Storage Hub's USB 3.0 ports feature stand-alone fast charging at 1.5A (7.5W), which will charge devices 133% faster than a standard USB 3.0 port and 40% faster than a typical Quick Charge USB 3.0 port, even when it is not connected to a computer.





Your Whole 4K Workflow, Covered.



Transferring 4K
Are you constantly transferring 4K files from your camera or SD card reader? Connect them to the AV Pro 2’s USB 3.0 Hub and easily transfer your files straight to the
AV Pro 2’s hard drive for the ultimate simplified workflow.

Edit 4K
With performance up to 430MB/s, the AV Pro 2 SSD model, is ready to store and playback your next 4K project. Whether you’re editing your next ultra high definition video, or playing back a 4K video file, get ready for outstanding performance while simultaneously charging your laptop.

Store 4K
Do you have endless hours of 4K footage taking up space on your laptop? Free up room by backing-up 6TB of 4K files to the AV Pro 2 HDD model.






Amazing UASP !

The AV Pro 2 Storage Hub features UASP (USB attached SCSI protocol), a transfer protocol that dramatically improves transfer performance. UASP allows USB devices to queue multiple commands and execute them out of order in both directions, greatly increasing the efficiency and performance of the interface. In the past, transfers using the older BOT (Bulk Only Transport) protocol only allowed a single, unidirectional command at a given time and did not have the ability to perform out of order requests. Utilizing the efficiency of UASP and the speed of SSDs, the AV Pro 2 Storage Hub is able reach a level of performance previously unattainable by single drive storage solutions.

Thunderbolt™ 3

Just connect the supplied Type-C cable to your computer’s Thunderbolt™ 3 port and you're are all set to go with storage, laptop charging, and USB hub expandability. Compatible with all the latest Thunderbolt™ 3 Mac and PC laptops, the AV Pro 2 offers single cable simplicity. If you don’t yet have Thunderbolt™ 3 you can use the AV Pro 2’s USB 3.0 connectivity to connect to any other computer, then in the future you can always connect to the Type-C port for added flexibility.
SSD/HDD

Like all CalDigit storage products, the AV Pro 2 Storage Hub can use both full size 3.5" and 2.5” solid state drives. The convenient removable drive module design allows users to expand and upgrade their systems in a blink of an eye. Users are no longer limited to choosing between capacity and performance.

AV Pro 2 HDD Performance AV Pro 2 SSD Performance
Thunderbolt™ 3 200MB/s 430MB/s
USB-C 200MB/s 430MB/s
USB 3.0 200MB/s 430MB/s



Smart Cooling

The AV Pro 2 features both active and passive cooling systems that allow the hard drive to stay in nominal operating temperatures at all times. The energy saving, ambient temperature-controlled smart fan runs only when the AV Pro 2 needs it most. It can be disabled due to the low heat, resulting in ultra silent operation.












Aluminum Construction

CalDigit carries a philosophy of utilizing the best materials and components to ensure years of reliable operation and customer satisfaction. Instead of using plastic to reduce overall cost, the design team insisted on choosing aluminum as their top pick for its outstanding heat dissipating properties, superior structural integrity, weight, aesthetics, and 100% recyclability. CalDigit stands behind every product and aims to deliver the highest quality to everyone, even if it means reduced profits to furnish the best.







Premium Certified Cable

The vast majority of the Type-C cables on the market are inexpensive clones. These dangerous cables are potential fire hazards and can damage your devices. Certified cables feature calculated EMI shielding and a built-in electronic marker (e-marker), which enables connected devices to identify the capabilities of the cable, host, and device, ensuring optimum performance and safety. CalDigit only includes certified cables for full compatibility between all devices.



Swappable Drive Design

Just like its predecessor, the AV Pro 2 features removable drive modules that are compatible with other CalDigit storage products such as the AVPro, T3, and T4 RAID.  Conveniently replace the drive module once your AV Pro 2 is full and easily transfer drives between your other CalDigit storage devices.  Replacement CalDigit drive modules come with a hardshell case to keep your back-ups and archival drives secure.



Comparison


AV Pro 2 LaCie d2
Thunderbolt™ 3
LaCie d2
Thunderbolt™ 2
G-Drive Pro
Thunderbolt™
Interface USB 3.1 Type-C and Mirco-B Thunderbolt™ 3 &
USB 3.1
Thunderbolt™ 2 Thunderbolt™ 2
Max. Performance *430MB/s 240MB/s 220MB/s 480MB/s
Thunderbolt™ 3
Type-C Compatible
Yes Yes No No
USB 3.1 Type-C Compatible Yes Yes No No
USB 3.0 Type-A
Compatible
Yes Yes Yes No
USB Hub Functionality Yes No No No
Charge Laptop Yes Yes No No
Wattage Allocated to Laptop Charging 30W 15W N/A N/A
HDD Type 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" Unknown
HDD RPM 7200RPM 7200RPM 7200RPM 7200RPM
Removable HDD Yes No No No
SSD Compatible Yes No No No
Aluminum Design Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cables Included Yes Yes No No
Kensington™ Lock Yes Yes Yes Yes
Price (4TB HDD) $349.99 $419.94 (6TB) $269.99 $849.95
*SSD Model
G-Tech data correct as of 03/23/17 from: http://www.g-technology.com/products/g-drive-pro-thunderbolt
LaCie data correct as of 03/23/17 from: http://www.lacie.com/professional/d2/
LaCie price correct as of 03/23/17 from: http://www.sharbor.com/search/?p=1&q=lacie
Technical Specifications

Interface 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port
1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Micro B port
2x USB 3.0 Type-A Hub ports
System Requirements Latest version of Windows 7, 8 , 10
Mac OS X 10.8.4 and above
Power Supply Adapter AC Power Adapter Full range
Output: DC 12V, 5A
EMC: CE, FCC, UL, BSMI, CCC, RCM, EAC, UL AR, S-mark, PSE
Environment Operating Temperature:5°C ~ 55°C (41°F ~ 131°F)
Storage Temperature:--40°C ~ 70°C (-40°F ~ 158°F)
Dimension and Weight
Height
Width
Depth
Weight
: 5.8 inches (147 mm)
: 1.8 inches (45.5 mm)
: 9.5 inches (241.5 mm)
: 4.37lb (1.98kg)
In the Box 1 x CalDigit AV Pro 2 Storage Hub
1 x Drive Module
1 x USB 3.1 type-C to type-C Cable
1 x USB 3.0 type-A to micro B Cable
1 x AC Adapter
1 x Drive Key
1 x Drive Stand

1. AVPro2 can charge laptop up to 30W.
2. Charging function is available on USB-C and Thunderbolt™ 3 laptops only. However, some manufacturers have chosen to partially support this feature or have their own proprietary charger. Please contact your computer manufacturer to confirm 3rd party Type-C charging support. Also, to ensure best performance, always update your Thunderbolt™ 3 computers to the latest firmware and BIOS.
3. Thunderbolt™ and the Thunderbolt™ logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.
4. Standard USB 3.0 ports provide 0.9A @ 5V = 4.5W. Typical Fast charging USB 3.0 ports provide 1.5A @ 5V = 7.5W
5. Apple SuperDrive support requires one time only driver installation. Please download driver installer from: http://www.caldigit.com/Support.asp#AVPro2