CalDigit 2TB AV Drive External Hard Drive with SuperSpeed Series PCI Express Card

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  • Incredible Speed USB 3.0
  • Optimized FireWire-800
  • CalDigit SuperSpeed PCI Express Card
  • Attention to Detail
  • Allows AV Drive to sleep, wake, shutdown w computer
  • Heat Management
  • Speed +
  • We Don't Just Assemble, We Create
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About CalDigit 2TB AV Drive

The 2TB AV Drive External Hard Drive from CalDigit is a high-performance external hard drive, compatible with Mac and Windows computer systems. It features USB 3.0 and FireWire-800 connectivity for maximum performance and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and FireWire-400 hosts -- albeit at slower speeds.

The drive is capable of sustained transfer rates of up to 145MB/sec when connected via USB 3.0. If you opt for a FireWire-800 connection, speeds will be about 85MB/sec. A USB 3.0 controller card, compatible with Mac and Windows systems with an available PCI Express slot, is included. An optional ExpressCard/34 adapter for notebooks is available from CalDigit. The drive is housed in an aluminum enclosure with a temperature-controlled smart fan, ensuring cool and quiet operation.

CalDigit 2TB AV Drive Features

  • Incredible Speed USB 3.0: Fast speeds with USB 3.0 now available for PC &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 PCI Express cards and drivers to support the optimum USB 3.0 experience
  • 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
  • CalDigit SuperSpeed PCI Express Card: CalDigit includes a SuperSpeed PCI Express Card for systems without a built-in USB 3.0 support. CalDigit also offers an optional 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
  • Efficient: Special power management technology allows the AV Drive to sleep, wake and shutdown along with the computer
  • 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
  • Speed +: The CalDigit AV Drive is fast! Reaching speeds of over 145MB/sec from a single drive. The CalDigit AV Drive runs laps around any other product in its class
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Optional 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

CalDigit 2TB AV Drive Specifications

1x USB 3.0, 2x 9-Pin FireWire-800
Drive Speed
Average Seek Time
Sustained Data Transfer Rate
USB 3.0: 145MB/sec
FireWire-800: 85MB/sec
System Requirements
Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 Hardware: FireWire-800, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, or FireWire-400 port.FireWire-400 via 6-pin to 9-pin adapter cable, not included
Power Requirements
AC: 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 1.3A, DC: 12VDC, 3A
Operating Temperature:
32-122 deg.F (0-50 deg.C)
Operating Humidity:
Storage Temperature:
-4-140 deg.F (-20-60 deg.C)
Storage Humidity:
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.4 x 1.8 x 8.3in / 13.6 x 4.6 x 21.1cm
3.3 lbs / 1.50kg
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Andrew R  From the tech specs: System Requirements - Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6
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