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CalDigit AV Drive - Optimized for Audio & Video

Meet the AV Drive

The single drive storage market has been saturated with products that only look different, but offer the same functionality. CalDigit sought to design a product that looks good and performs even better than the competition. We present the CalDigit AV Drive, a single drive designed with the user in mind and optimized for Audio and Video, CalDigit's most affordable drive yet! Perfect for the workplace or on the go, the AV Drive is made for performance and reliability. Featuring a dual interface with USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 connectivity, the AV Drive is one of the most uniquely designed single drive systems on the market. The CalDigit AV Drive is PC friendly and the first USB 3.0 drive for the Mac, all in a sleek, sturdy and compact design. The AV Drive offers awesome performance, reaching extreme speeds up to 160 MB/s. *

Incredible Speed USB 3.0

Fast speeds with USB 3.0 is now available for PC and Mac! The CalDigit AV Drive is the first device to offer SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity for the Mac. CalDigit's top class engineers developed specialized PCIe cards and drivers to support the optimum USB 3.0 experience. The USB 3.0 interface is capable of 5Gbps transfer speeds. Not only is it faster than USB 2.0, it offers significant improvements in power management and data flow. USB 3.0 is the ideal choice for audio and visual professionals. Best of all, it is backwards compatible with USB 2.0.


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Optimized FireWire 800

USB 3.0 speeds are up to 5Gbps, much faster than most of today's popular interfaces. If you don't have USB 3.0 yet, FireWire 800 will allow you to connect to your current computer. Then when you get the CalDigit SuperSpeed PCI Express Card or a USB 3.0 equipped computer, you will be ready to start using the CalDigit AV Drive at the fastest possible speeds. The CalDigit AV Drive features the latest in FireWire technology from CalDigit. Unlike other FireWire 800 drives on the market, which have typical speeds of 58 MB/s though 74 MB/s, the CalDigit AV Drive can achieve speeds of 85 MB/s. This 30% increase in speed allows for faster file transfers and more real time when video editing.


T2 SSD & Hard Disk

CalDigit SuperSpeed PCI Express Card

CalDigit offers a SuperSpeed PCI Express Card for systems without a built-in USB 3.0 support. CalDigit also offers a SuperSpeed Expresscard 34 for laptops with Expresscard support.


Attention to Detail

As important as aesthetics are, what is under the hood is equally as important. The AV Drive was designed to bring users the highest quality product at the best value. CalDigit engineers spent a great deal of time fine tuning every last detail. The internal components of the AV Drive feature a cable-less design so there is no need to worry about loose parts and thus decreasing the likelihood of problems. The components of the AV Drive are housed in a strong aluminum chassis designed to handle the abuse of everyday life. The sleek and sexy design is as functional as it is good looking. The front facing button allows the user to power the AV Drive with ease, while also serving as a status indicator



The CalDigit AV Drive was designed to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Special power management technology allows the AV Drive to sleep, wake and shutdown along with the computer. If the computer goes to sleep, the AV Drive will follow. CalDigit uses top quality components in the power adapters and specifically designs them with grounding support to protect and prolong the life of your product.



Heat Management


Effective cooling is usually what separates a good drive from a dead drive. Most manufacturers use heat sinks to cut production costs but they aren't all that effective on their own. CalDigit focuses on the customers and their precious data. To help with heat dissipation, the AV Drive features an ambient temperature-controlled smart fan. This special fan monitors the heat output of the AV Drive and turns on only when needed. This ensures both a cool and quiet experience.



Speed +


The CalDigit AV Drive is fast! Reaching speeds of over 160 MB/s from a single drive. The CalDigit AV Drive runs laps around any other product in its class. Compact and specifically designed for audio and video applications, the AV Drive is portable and made to handle some of the most demanding media formats. For more information, you can refer to our Real Time Chart



We Don't Just Assemble, We Create

CalDigit is more than just a brand. We design, innovate and create. Unlike other storage brands, CalDigit is involved with every part of manufacturing process, from conceptualization to production. We have the passion for what we do and strive to provide our customers with the best product possible. Doing so requires being completely involved in all aspects of production, not just throwing OEM parts together and stamping a logo on it. CalDigit takes pride in being unique, and all products are built exclusively by CalDigit. Simply put, there is nothing quite like a CalDigit drive.


Legendary Support

It's just the beginning after you purchase your CalDigit AV Drive. Like all of CalDigit's great products, the CalDigit AV Drive is made from quality components and made to last. The CalDigit AV Drive 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 and its knowledgeable technical support team are dedicated to its customers. If there is a problem, CalDigit aims to provide the best solution possible.

CalDigit builds and manufactures most of the major components used in the CalDigit AV Drive and uses only quality hard drives from leading manufacturers.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

CalDigit is committed to providing users with the best possible experience. Because CalDigit has designed and built the CalDigit AV Drive 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 AV Drive, CalDigit offers a 30 day money back guarantee.

A Helping Hand

CalDigit prides itself not only by providing the best storage solutions for content creation, but actively taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint. Built and designed with an all aluminum enclosure and recyclable material, the AV Drive also comes preloaded with CalDigit Drive Assistant which includes a PDF manual and software. By eliminating the unnecessary production of paper manuals and driver CDs, the CalDigit AV Drive is not only environmentally friendly, but makes installation a breeze. The CalDigit AV Drive is also RoHS compliant, eliminating the use of hazardous substances.



  • First USB 3.0 & FireWire 800 drive for Mac & PC
  • Dual Interface - USB 3.0 & FireWire 800
  • High Speed - Up to 160 MB/s optimized for Audio and Video
  • Faster than the Rest - Optimized FireWire 800 about 30% faster than the competition
  • Cool & Quiet - Ambient Temperature Controlled Smart Fan & All Aluminum Enclosure
  • Intelligent Power Management Technology


T2 - Tech Spec

Capacity: up to 4 TB

Rotational Speed: 7,200 RPM

Cache Buffer Size: 32 MB or greater

Average Seek time(typical): 8.9 ms

1x USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port
2x FireWire 800(IEEE 1394b) ports

Data Transfer:
USB 3.0: up to 5Gbits/s
USB 2.0: up to 480Mbits/s
FireWire 800: up to 800Mbits/s (100MB/s)

Power Supply:
AC Power Adapter Full range
Input: AC 100-240V~1.3A, 50-60Hz
Output: DC 12V, 3A Max

Size: 40(L) x 40(W) x 10(H) mm
Rated Voltage: DC 12V, 45mA
Speed: 3700 R.P.M. ± 10%
Airflow: 3.5 CFM(ft3/min)
Noise Level: 16.0 dB(A)

Height: 1.79 inches (45.5 mm)
Width: 5.37 inches (136.4 mm)
Depth: 8.31 inches (211.1 mm)

Weight: 3.3lbs (1.50 kgs)


Operating Temperature:
32°F ~ 122°F (0°C ~ 50°C)
Storage Temperature:
-4°F ~ 140°F (-20°C ~ 60°C)
Operating Humidity:
20% RH ~ 80% RH
Storage Humidity:
10% RH ~ 80% RH

System Requirements:
Windows 7, Vista, XP, Mac OS 10.6, 10.5, 10.4
USB 3.0: Windows 7, Mac OS 10.6

In the Box:
1x CalDigit AV Drive
1x FireWire 800 9 to 9 Pin Cable 3 ft (1m)
1x AC Adapter
1x AC Power cord 3 Pin
1x Quick Start Card

User manual is pre-loaded on the AV drive. A downloadable version & drivers are available on the CalDigit support page.

--SuperSpeed PCI Express Card for USB 3.0 for Mac and PC
--SuperSpeed ExpressCard for Mac Book Pro or PC laptop
--AV Drive Stand
--Carrying Case
--AC Adapter
--Rack Mount Kit

*Burst transfer rates will vary from one computer to another. Depending on the host configuration, average speeds are usually lower.
*When connected to USB 3.0
1TB (Terabyte) = 1000GB. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5–10% less).
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CalDigit AV Drive Assistant


The CalDigit AV Drive comes preloaded with CalDigit Drive Assistant which makes it easy to install and format the AV Drive. It also contains the CalDigit USB 3.0 driver, CalDigit AV Drive manual and Carbon Copy Cloner backup software.


Time Machine® Ready


The CalDigit AV Drive is Time Machine® ready. The blazing speeds of the CalDigit AV Drive makes Time Machine® backups fast, and saves you time when restoring data.


Carbon Copy Cloner Included


The powerful and user friendly software comes bundled with the AV Drive, making it easy to clone, backup, schedule and synchronize your data.


Intuitive RAID Tool


The AV Drive comes with RAID Tool, a powerful utility packed with many features in a user-friendly interface. It offers real time information such as drive temperature, health and error logging. RAID Tool can also send email notifications and provides firmware update capabilities.



Professional Grade

The AV Drive has been optimized for Audio and Video, making it the perfect companion for professional Audio and Video software. The CalDigit AV Drive is powerful enough work with these high end applications, and extremely easy to use.




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


Rack Mount Kit

CalDigit also understands how important it is to be organized. Having kept this in mind, with an optional rack mount kit, the CalDigit AV Drive can be mounted for use in the studio. This saves space and allows convenient organization for multiple drives.




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