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FireWireVR - The First FireWire RAID Supporting RAID 1, 0, and JBOD
Supports Multi-stream Uncompressed SD, DV, HDV, and DVCPro HD

Introducing the first configurable FireWire RAID solution supporting uncompressed 8 bit/10 bit SD editing and photo libraries. The FireWireVR is equipped with 2x SATA 3Gb/s hard drives and CalDigit's unique FireWire technology to support multi-stream uncompressed SD, DVCPRO, HDV and DV non-linear video editing systems. FireWireVR is also designed to store large photo libraries with an option of providing hardware RAID protection on digital content.


FireWire RAID

Triple Interface, Universal FireWire and USB Connectivity

FireWireVR - FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB, RAID Designed for high-speed access to video, audio, and any digital content; while at the same time offering flexible connectivity options. The FireWireVR is the highest performing triple interface 2-bay drive on the market today. FireWireVR is designed to connects any Mac, Linux, or Windows PC machines via FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0 connection.

 

 

 

Configurable RAID Modes

The FireWireVR offers ease and flexibility in the RAID Configuration. Performance (RAID 0), Protected (RAID 1), or JBOD can be configured from back panel.


With configurable RAID level, you can choose RAID 0 (Performance) for intensive disk-access applications; for example, video editing. RAID 1 (Protected) can be used for automatically mirroring data to secure your digital content creation.

 

Ideal For
Video Editing Multi-Stream of 8 & 10 bit Uncompressed SD, DVCPRO HD, HDV, DV.
Digital Library Photo/MP3 libraries, Motion Graphics
Application Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Aperture, Photoshop, Lightroom, etc.

Specifications:


Dimension: 9.76" L X 5.12" W X 4.26" H (247.87mm L X 130mm W X 108mm H)
Net Weight: 7.5lb (3.4 kg)
Power Supply Specification:Input 100-240V auto switch 50~64Hz 1.5A, Output 5V 4.2A, 12V 3A
Operating Temperature: 5~40 degrees Celsius

 

 

RAID Engine

CalDigits' sophisticated & powerful RAID engine allows the FireWireVR to be easily configured to RAID 0, 1, & JBOD. The only True FireWire RAID solution, designed for professional content creation applications including Video/Audio editing, as well as graphic design and digital imaging .

CalDigit RAID ENGINE

The Best Industrial Design

Quality and Detail

Industrial Design

Each rugged & functional aluminum enclosure incorporates a high air-flow cooling system.

Air Flow

A quiet, reliable, ball-bearing fan and specially designed venting facilitates air-flow above and below the hard drives from the front of the unit to the back.

Ball-Bearing

Swappable Drive Perfect for RAID 1

A team of world class engineers with years of experience in the storage business; CalDigit has developed the only real hardware FireWire RAID 1 solution.
Unlike other companies?RAID 1 products, the FireWireVR takes the place of other FireWire solutions that may have RAID functionality but fail to deliver when a mirrored drive is down. The FireWireVR product has real swappable functionality, which enables a dead drive to be swapped out, replaced and rebuilt.

CalDigit LAB
The Latest FireWire Disk RAID
Technology

FireWireVR features the latest FireWire 800 Disk RAID technology, for high data transfer rates to support multi-stream video playback with real time effects.

FireWire 800Mb/s

The Latest Storage Technology

The FireWireVR also features the latest SATA 3Gb/s 16MB cache drives for speed to meet the demands of the most up-to-date video & content editing software.

SATA DRIVE

Thoroughly Tested Before
Being Shipped To You

Each FireWireVR is completely tested under stringent real world application tests and burned in to assure you optimal performance.

CalDigit LAB

Virtually Unlimited Capacity

The swappable functionality of the FireWireVR allows user to upgrade the drive capacity as needed. No capacity limitation to any single chassis.

Disk Tray

Archive Box

Online and Offline Rebuild

The FireWireVR supports online and offline rebuilds. User can choose offline rebuilds if the host computer port is not available.


MAC, Linux, and Windows

FireWireVR is compatible with Windows, Linux, Apple Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, PowerBook, G4, and G5 computers with impressive performance and protection at an attractive price.

Modular Design

The FireWireVR's drives and fan are designed to be swappable. Our modular design allows the fan and drives, which can potentially fail, to be easily and quickly hot swapped reducing downtime on time-critical projects.

FireWireVR Modular Design

Product Comparison
Product FireWireVR G-RAID2*
Interface FireWire 800, 400
and USB
FireWire 800, 400
and USB
Swappable Yes No
Configurable RAID level Yes No
Hardware RAID 0 Yes Yes
Hardware RAID 1
(Data Protection)
Yes No
Support 10-bit
Uncompressed SD
2 Streams 1 Stream
Support 8-bit
Uncompressed SD
3 Streams 2 Streams
Fan Quiet 50mm x 50mm
Ball Bearing Fan
40mm x 40mm
Sleeve Fan
Modular Drive Yes No
Modular Fan Yes No
Support up to 2.0TB Yes No
Virtually Unlimited Capacity Yes No
Daisy Chainable
without performance loss
Yes No
*G-RAID2 is a trademark or registered trademark of G-Technology Inc.
*Comparisons based on manufacturers product specifications on June 6th, 2007.
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