CalDigit’s 100% Hardware RAID Card launched at MacWorld Expo 2008

Placentia, California – January 22, 2008. There were over 400 international exhibitors at the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco this year and CalDigit chose this global platform to announce the launch of their new CalDigit Hardware RAID Card. From professional content creators to educated amateurs, CalDigit understands that all customers are always looking for affordable storage solutions and they developed this RAID card with the end-user in mind.

The CalDigit card is 100% hardware RAID. Software RAID cards use the internal processing power of your host computer’s CPU. The CalDigit Hardware RAID card frees up your computer’s processor to do what you need it to do – run your applications. This allows you to work with more fluidity without slowing you or your workstation’s processor down.

Hardware RAID, as on the CalDigit RAID card, is possible because of a dedicated Intel processor, and 256MB of built-in cache memory. This gives true hardware RAID capabilities. Utilizing the PCI-e expansion slots in the latest MacPro or PC machines, the CalDigit RAID card offers unrivaled performance and protection for the capturing, storing and editing of large HD media files and content creation. Performance & protection with RAID level 5 speeds of 330MB/s externally (with the New HDElement – 4 bay external drive enclosure, with RAID 0.1.5,6 & JBOD connected through external mini-sas) and internally 4 drive speeds of 247MB/S, internal & external drives scale up to 16TB capacity. We also offer the CalDigit RAID card with an optional battery backup for additional peace of mind. The easy-to-use GUI, RAID Shield, is simple and straight-forward, no more hassles with mind-boggling windows and commands!

The CalDigit RAID card is extremely affordable at $549 MSRP, and comes with a one year warranty. It is a truly well produced and fully supported product that digital professionals will really enjoy using. The HDElement product will retail for as low as 99 cents a GB.

CalDigit is certainly proving to be a company to watch out for. Our cross-platform RAID card technology is compatible with MAC OS X, Windows and Linux workstations. Plus, all CalDigit’s products support a variety of software applications and have been validated by Matrox Video Group, Blackmagic Design and Media 100.