updated 01:25 am EDT, Fri August 18, 2006
S2VR Duo SATA II ships
CalDigit is now shipping its S2VR Duo SATA II RAID storage solution. The S2VR Duo is designed for multi-stream uncompressed 10-bit SD editing. The S2VR Duo is a hardware RAID solution that can be configured for Performance, Protected, or JBOD; it features a cool-running, ball bearing fan-cooled mechanism along with two SATA hard drives capable of data transfers of up to 3Gb/s. In addition, it features CalDigit's unique technology to support multi-streams of uncompressed SD, DVCPRO, HDV and DV non-linear video editing systems. The company claims that CalDigit S2VR Duo is the "fastest dual-drive SATA 3Gb/s subsystem in the world," achieving speeds of up to 148MB/s--for editing up to three streams of 10-bit uncompressed SD video. Three different capacities are available (500GB, 1TB, or 1.5TB) starting at $550 (w/ controller card). It also includes support for password protection, e-mail notification, HBA controller card, (PCI-e or PCI-x), driver CD, and an eSATA cable.