CalDigit is excited to introduce the CalDigit VR mini, an innovative,
compact and bus powered two drive RAID system, supporting a quadruple interface for easy connectivity.
The CalDigit VR mini’s modular design provides two removable drive modules and an easy to read
frontside LCD. With support for RAID 0, 1, and JBOD the CalDigit VR mini can reach speeds fast enough
for high definition video editing. It includes easy to use software allowing for firmware updates,
configuration, monitoring and even supports email notification. The CalDigit VR mini packs a ton of
performance into a small package, making it a truly portable storage solution that can fit in the palm of
“The increasing demand for mobile editing has inspired us to create a product that?s not only incredibly
small, but powerful. It?s hard to imagine what the CalDigit VR mini is capable of when you pick it up. The
speed that this small RAID can provide is truly impressive.” Jared Picune VP of sales and marketing for
The CalDigit VR mini is bus powered via FireWire, so no extra power supply is needed. When additional
speed is needed use eSATA for data and FireWire for power. The CalDigit VR mini is smart enough to
know which port to use, so you never need an additional power supply.
The CalDigit VR mini is only 2 inches tall and 5 inches long, small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.
The CalDigit VR mini’s small size makes it easy to take wherever you go. It is the perfect solution for any
mobile storage need.
Hardware RAID support for RAID 0, 1, and JBOD provides maximum flexibility. Hardware RAID provides
an independent CPU and dedicated cache memory to manage the RAID volume. This dedicated process
eliminates additional strain from host system’s CPU, allowing applications full access. Software RAID
systems rely on the host CPU and RAM which can slow down applications by taxing the workstation’s
CPU. Additionally the quadruple interface supports USB 2.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800 and eSATA,
making the CalDigit VR mini extremely versatile.
The CalDigit VR mini has two removable drive modules, allowing for easy replacement and expansion.
The CalDigit VR mini can reach speeds that allow for the most demanding tasks, such as video editing.
In fact, the CalDigit VR mini is so fast that it can play back high definition video with ease. RAID 1
provides the ultimate in protection and backup for valuable data, by mirroring data on both drives. If a
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drive fails all data can be restored. Used as a backup solution, the CalDigit VR mini will ensure added
confidence with this data redundancy. RAID 1 provides the ultimate companion for your back up solution.
Made from quality components, the CalDigit VR mini is designed to last, and comes with CalDigit’s
industry leading 1 year warranty and knowledgeable tech support. CalDigit builds and manufactures all
major components used in the CalDigit VR mini and uses only quality hard drives from the leading
manufactures. An advanced environmental monitor provides detailed information about temperature and
hard drive health, so you are always in the know. This data is extremely important, especially when using
the CalDigit VR mini in the field. This information is available through the LCD or RAID Tool software.
The sleek and sexy design is as functional as it is good looking. The all aluminum enclosure provides
additional heat dissipation so no fan is needed. The mesh aluminum design matches with many of
today’s popular workstations and the orange back lit LCD is easy on the eyes. 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.
The CalDigit VR mini comes with advanced software called RAID Tool that provides easy management,
monitoring, diagnostic reports, email notifications, and firmware update capabilities. This provides users
with interactive assurance. RAID Tool is the command center for the CalDigit VR mini. The easy to read
orange back lit LCD provides valuable data and added confidence that’s just a glance away. Additionally
LED status lights provide a visual representation of the CalDigit VR mini’s operation. As if that’s not
enough, an audible alert can also be set.
CalDigit VR mini Features
• Portable Bus Powered Design – Removable 2.5″ Drive Modules, All Aluminum Enclosure
• Quadruple Interface – eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0
• LCD Display – Hard Drive Status, Capacity, RAID Level, Temperature, Serial Numbers
• Configurable RAID Modes – 0, 1, JBOD Set by LCD or Interactive Software
• Interactive Software Provides – Password Protection, Error/Event Log, Firmware Update, RAID Configuration, Turbo Mode, Nickname Feature
The CalDigit VR mini is scheduled to start shipping during the summer 2009, to customers world wide.
Visitors to NAB will be able to see the CalDigit VR mini first hand at the CalDigit booth, SL13610. CalDigit
will be giving away 5 CalDigit VR mini?s. This offer is exclusive for CalDigit visitors at NAB.