The CalDigit VR mini is an innovative, compact and bus powered two drive RAID system, supporting a quadruple interface for easy connectivity. The VR mini's modular design provides two removable drive modules and an easy to read, frontside and fully functional LCD configuration screen.
With support for RAID 0, 1 and JBOD, the VR mini can reach speeds fast enough for high definition video editing. It also includes easy to use software, allowing the users to configure and monitor the VR mini, update fireware and even supports email notification. The CalDigit VR mini packs a ton of performance into a small, bus powered package, making it a truly portable storage solution that can fit in the palm of your hand.
Hardware RAID 0, 1 and JBOD with Quadruple Interface
The CalDigit VR mini features true hardware RAID, which provides an independent controller to manage the RAID volume. This dedicated processor eliminates additional strain from the host system's CPU, allowing applications full access.
-RAID 0 for maximum performance
-RAID 1 for maximum protection
-JBOD for individual disk operation
The quadruple interface supports USB 2.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800 and eSATA, making the CalDigit VR mini extremely versatile. Using the FireWire ports, it is easy to daisy chain multiple VR mini's together to one host computer.
The CalDigit VR mini is bus powered via FireWire. No extra power supply is needed, but like all CalDigit products, we have included one in the box. The VR mini has a quadruple interface, so if additional speed is needed, eSATA can be used for data and FireWire for power. The VR mini is smart enough to know which port to use, so there is no need to carry an additional power supply. This means that the VR mini can work in places most drives can't; in the field, on the set or even on an airplane. Since the VR mini is bus powered, there's also no need for adapters.
The easy to read orange back lit LCD provides valuable data and added confidence that is just a glance away. Additionally, LED status lights provied a visual representation of the VR mini's operation. As if that's not enough, an audible alert can also be set.
An advanced environmental monitor provides detailed information about temperature and hard drive health, so you are always in the know. This data can be extremely important, especially when using the VR mini in the field. This information is available through the LCD screen or RAID Tool, CalDigit's easy to use software that comes with every VR mini.
Smart & Manageable
The CalDigit VR mini comes with RAID Tool, a unique software that provides easy management, monitoring, diagnostic reports, email notification and firmware update capabilities. This provides users with interactive assurance.
This easy to use software is the command center for the VR mini. In addition to diagnostics and monitoring, RAID Tool allows for firmware updates providing additional features and enhancements. Other two drive arrays lack this important capability, limiting their feature set.
The CalDigit VR mini also utilizes a LCD screen that provides detailed information about temperature, fan RPM and hard drive health, so you are always in the know. It also allows configuration without being attached to a computer.
Cool & Quiet
The CalDigit VR mini is designed with an all aluminum enclosure to assist with heat dissipation. Heat can cause damage to hard drives, and fans can add unwanted noise. The CalDigit VR mini takes advantage of the latest technology, ensuring both a cool and quiet experience.
Advanced Modular Design
|The CalDigit VR mini has two removable drive modules, allowing for easy replacment and expansion. This added flexibility makes it easy to archive data. Instead of storing an entire enclosure, with the VR mini, only the drive modules need to be stored.
The sleek and sexy design is as functional as it is good looking. The all aluminum enclosure provides additional heat dissipation. The mesh aluminum design matches with many of today's popular workstations and the orange back lit LCD screen is easy on the eyes.
The CalDigit VR mini is only 2 inches tall and 5 inches long, small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Weighing only a pound and a half, it will never weigh you down. The VR mini's small size makes it easy to take wherever you go, and because it's bus powered, you only need to carry a single FireWire cable. Ideal for tapeless workflows on the set, the VR mini is a great companion for all formats from P2 to RED. It is the perfect solution for all mobile storage needs.
The CalDigit VR mini was designed with quality components and comes with accessories that aid in its portability and durability.
Drive Archive Box
One of the best features of the CalDigit VR mini is that it features swappable drives. Than begs the question, how do you store those drives? The Drive Archive Box is designed to store up to two VR mini drive modules and is padded to make it perfect for shipping and storing your drive modules. The vibrant color of the box also makes it difficult to lose.
Hard Carrying Case
Accidents happen! But with the CalDigit VR mini hard carrying case, the chances of those accidents damaging the VR mini are slim to none. The VR mini hard carrying case provides 360 degree padding and protects the VR mini by absorbing the impact if dropped and is also spill proof! The hard carrying case features compartments for all the included accessories, and is not only perfect for traveling light but also easy to spot.
For the ultimate performance, check out the CalDigit FASTA-2e card. The FASTA-2e provides 2 eSATA ports with the latest SATA 6G technology, allowing for speeds of up to 6Gbps. You will be able to connect two VR minis with the fastest conncetion possible, increasing your capacity and your speed.
The purchase of your CalDigit VR mini is just the beginning. Like all of CalDigit's products, the CalDigit VR mini is made from quality components and made to last. The CalDigit VR also comes with CalDigit's legendary technical support.
Instead of filling out forms or listening to an automated machine, customers get to talk to real people. CalDigit's technical team knows more than just storage, they understand the applications used in today's popular workflows. Unlike other companies who simply issue RMA numbers whenever a problem arises, the CalDigit technical support team will address the issue and hit the root of the problem. They understand the horrors of down time and work quickly and efficiently every step of the way to get the products up and running again.
CalDigit is committed to providing users with the best possible experience. Because CalDigit has designed and built the CalDigit VR mini from the ground up, they can stand behind it with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. CalDigit prides itself in providing the highest quality customer service and knows the importance of building long lasting relationships. If you are not completely satisfied with the CalDigit VR mini, CalDigit offers a 30 day money back guarantee.
Capacity: up to 2 TB
Size and Weight:
- Height: 2.07 inches (5.25 cm)
- Width: 3.25 inches (8.25 cm)
- Depth: 5.49 inches (13.95 cm)
Weight: 1.54 lbs (0.7 kgs)
- eSATA x 1
- FireWire 800 x 1
- FireWire 400 x 1
- USB 2.0 x 1
Interface Transfer Rate:
eSATA: up to 3Gbits/s
- FireWire 800: up to 800Mbits/s
- FireWire 400: up to 400Mbits/s
- USB 2.0: up to 480Mbits/s
- Supports RAID 0, 1, Spanning, JBOD
- Automatically online/offline fast disk rebuilding
- Automatic disk failure detection/warning
- Hot swappable disks
Power Supply Adapter:
- Full range AC Input: 100 ~ 240V 50~60Hz 0.6A
- DC Output: 12V/1.5A
- Power plug: 3.5×1.35×10(mm) S Type
1394 Bus Power:
1394 Bus Power 30V/1.5A (max)
- Displays RAID information and system temperature
- Configurable LCD panel with full access on RAID/MISC configurations
- Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7(32 or 64bit)
- Mac OS 10.4 or later
- Displays RAID information
- Displays system temperature
In the Box:
- 1x CalDigit VR mini
- 1x Driver CD
- 1x AC Adapter
- 1x eSATA Cable
- 1x USB Cable
- 1x FireWire 400 Cable
- 1x FireWire 800 Cable
|Every 1TB can store up to:
||Up to 200,000 digital photos
||Up to 250,000 songs (MP3)
||Up to 76 hours of Digital Video (DV)
||Up to 380 hours of DVD quality video
||Up to 120 hours of HD video
Downloadable versions of the user manual & drivers are available on the CalDigit support page.
Comes with standard CalDigit 1 Year Warranty.
Burst transfer rates will vary from one computer to another. Depending on the host configuration, average speeds are usually lower.
Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
Use of this product is subject to acceptance of the software license agreements included. Product contains electronic documentation.
1TB (Terabyte) = 1000GB. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5–10% less).