CalDigit VR Mini 2 4TB
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Portable RAID Solution for editing or dual backup on the move.
Two removable 2.5″ SATA disks can be configured in RAID 0 or RAID 1 via the front panel.
The CalDigit VR Mini 2 4TB combines the portability with security to ensure your data is protected wherever you take it.
The CalDigit VR Mini 2 draws it’s power directly through the Firewire 800 interface although a mains power cable is also included in case you need to plug into the mains (when using with USB 3.0).
The RAID modes on the CalDigit VR Mini 2 are switchable between:
- RAID 1 (mirrored) for data security
- RAID 0 (striped) for increased speed and capacity
- JBOD both drives appear independently
The RAID tool monitors the temperature and health of your CalDigit VR Mini 2 ensuring optimum performance and allows you to configure the RAID settings as well as managing firmware updates.
The USB 3.0 and 2 x Firewire 800 interfaces offer universal connectivity and the aluminium case dissipates heat and the drive is MAC and PC compatible.
The VR mini 2 is a 100% hardware RAID device. This means that it has a dedicated CPU, and Cache Memory inside the unit. The processes that the VR mini 2 completes are done by the CPU inside of the unit, and not by your computer. The benefit of this is that your computer can concentrate on running the tasks required by your software applications, and not on the demands of your storage device.
The CalDigit VR mini 2, unlike other two-bay storage solutions, has a visual LCD display on the front of the device that allows you to configure it, and view basic information without the need of any software. This is incredibly useful if the VR mini 2 is being used on location, and allows you to instantly know the status of your storage.
Removable Drive Design
The back of the VR mini 2 has two removable Drive Modules. These removable drives allow you to expand the storage of your bus powered RAID. You will find that other RAID devices do not have this function. Many CalDigit customers use the VR mini 2 on location to back up data, and take out the Drive Modules in order to send them back to their post production facility to start working with the footage. This creates a seamless workflow that gives you RAID protection in the field, and a streamlined post production workflow, based around moving the VR mini 2’s Drive Modules from the shoot to the edit. This is a truly powerful solution that only CalDigit can offer. The VR mini 2’s Drive Modules are also hot swappable. This means that you do not even have to turn off the VR mini 2 before taking them out.
- Part Number: VRmini-2B-4000
- Capacity 4TB
- Hardware RAID 0, 1 & JBOD
- Bus powered
- Hot swappable removable drives
- Light and portable aluminium design
- LED display
- 1 x USB 3.0 and 2 x Firewire 800 ports
- RAID tool software
BUS Powered FW800 only
JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1