Another year at NAB is over and CalDigit has announced a host of new storage devices for the coming year. Thunderbolt™ 3 and USB-C products were all round NAB. This new interface looks to be taking off and CalDigit is at the forefront of USB-C storage.
T8 Thunderbolt™ 3 RAID
The first product announced is the T8, a Thunderbolt™ 3 RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 & JBOD storage device featuring 40Gb/s throughput. The 8-bays can store up to 48TB of data, which is enough for most large projects! With SSDs installed the T8 can hold up to 8TB of data.
One of the best features of the T8 is that it includes a DisplayPort connector at the back of the unit for connecting a 4K 60Hz monitor to your workflow. This incredibly convenient connection allows users to connect a DisplayPort, HDMI or even a DVI monitor with a converter cable.
With speeds up to 1440MB/s with SSDs, the T8 features outstanding performance.
U6 USB 3.1 RAID
The U6 is an incredibly powerful and cost-effective USB 3.1 10Gb/s RAID 0, 5, 6, 10 & JBOD storage device. Featuring a Type-C connector, the U6 can also be used on traditional USB 3.0 Type-A computers for added convenience. Thunderbolt™ 3 users can also connect the U6 to any Thunderbolt™ 3 computer with the Type-C connector.
Featuring performance up to 850MB/s, the U6 provides great speeds coupled with storage capacities up to 36TB.
The front-facing LCD display allows users to configure the device directly from the unit. However, the U6 also features an Ethernet port for using a web-based GUI for configuring the device from a computer.
T4 with Thunderbolt™ 3
We also announced at the show that the popular T4 RAID will be upgraded to Thunderbolt™ 3. The new T4 will include all the great features of the original T4, but will also add a DisplayPort connector for adding a 4K 60Hz monitor to any workflow. With dual 40Gb/s Thunderbolt™ 3 ports, the T4 will be a great addition to any professional workflow.
AV Pro 2
We are incredibly exited to announce that the AV Pro will also get an upgrade. The original AV Pro offered users the ability to remove their drive, something that is not usually available in single drive solutions. The new AV Pro 2 will feature a USB 3.1 Type-C port for connecting to a USB-C computer or Thunderbolt™ 3 computer. Users can also connect a USB-C to A cable in order to use it on a USB 3.0 computer.
One of the new features of the AV Pro 2 is that it can charge the USB-C computer it is connected to, as well as store up to 6TB of data!