NAB 2012 news: CalDigit announce T1 and T2 Thunderbolt drives

CalDigit have brought their two new Thunderbolt drives to NAB 2012 – the T1 and T2, both of which can handle SSD and HDD drives and offer you the chance to edit uncompressed 2K HD or RED 2K and 4K at full res. Win!

The T1

Sadly not in any way connected to the Terminator, the T1 “is the world’s first removable and fastest Thunderbolt single drive solution with two Thunderbolt ports, perfect for audio/visual professionals seeking a sleek, fast and portable storage unit,” according to CalDigit’s press release. It comes with two Thunderbolt ports so you can daisy chain it to your heart’s content, and you can switch between storing on a 2.5″ SSD (which will offer you speeds of up to 430MBps) or a 3.5″ HDD (which we’ve not got figures for but which is presumably faster).

The T2

CalDigit T2The T2 is an equally speedy dual drive (hence the name), which also comes with two Thunderbolt ports. The drives are removable, and can be configured to RAID 0 or 1, or for JBOD capability if that’s how you roll.

“CalDigit T2 offers users the option of even more performance with support for a 2.5″ SSD drive or the standard 3.5″ HHD drive for already unbeatable Thunderbolt speeds.Whether you’re into video editing, motion graphics, photography, sound design or someone who just needs reliable storage, the CalDigit T2 is an ideal compromise between speed and security,” says the press release. It can reach speeds of up to 630 MBps using SSDs, presumably when in RAID 0.

…they even have their own app

CalDigit’s iPhone app and accompanying Mac OX software allow you ti use the Thunderbolt Drive Utility in Mac OS X to check the status of your drives at any time. You can monitor their status, look up RAID information, view event logs and set up email and voice notifications.

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