CalDigit Announces The 1st FireWire RAID Configurable Storage Solution

CalDigit – November 15, 2006 DV Expo Los Angeles, CA: CalDigit proudly announced today the introduction of the FireWireVR to the lineup of its storage solution products. This new unit allows for the universal connectivity of FireWire 400, 800, and USB 2.0 without the need of additional cards. The FireWireVR allows for RAID settings of 0, 1, and JBOD.

The control for the different RAID settings is right on the box. The FireWireVR product utilizes SATA 3Gb/s drives with 16MB’s cache per drive to meet the high-speed demands of application, such as with Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere.

Under performance mode, the FireWireVR, equipped with our latest RAID engine, can handle 2 streams of 10 bit uncompressed SD, & 3 streams of 8 bit uncompressed SD, 1 stream more than any competitors’ products.

Unlike other companies’ RAID 1 products, the FireWireVR product takes the place of other FireWire solutions that may have RAID functionality but fail to deliver when a mirrored drive is down. “You can’t rebuild on a dead drive that doesn’t allow for replacement,” said Jon Schilling, Cal Digit’s Account Manager. “Now the user can simply replace a dead drive module and start rebuilding whereas with other products on the market, you’re stuck with a dead drive that can’t be rebuilt and can’t be easily replaced.”

  • Up to 1.5TB capacity
  • Progressive, Rugged Modular Design
  • Quiet Ball Bearing Fan / 60 W Power Supply / Drive Module
  • Aluminum Housing for Excellent Heat Dissipation
  • Multiple Interfaces: FW 400,800, USB 2.0
  • RAID functionality RAID 0,1 & JBOD
  • Swappable Drive Modules

An option offered with this line is our FireWireVR achieving box; this option allows storage of additional drive modules for your projects in the same form factor as vertical-standing VHS tapes. Since most computer Users already have shelving systems in place for their entertainment centers or media storage, they can simply utilize existing storage to keep projects organized.