updated 02:40 pm EST, Thu November 12, 2009
Increased storage for hard drives, RAID systems
CalDigit has announced increased storage support in terms of its hard drives and several of its RAID storage systems. The company's previous hard drives were only available in capacities up to 1.5TB, but can now range up to 2TB at no extra cost. Enhancements have appropriately been made to the company's CalDigit VR, HDElement, HDOne and HDPro RAID systems. Capacities can now extend from 4TB up to 16TB, or as much as 32TB when combined with other supporting systems.
The CalDigit two-drive RAID system now holds a maximum of 4TB with two hot-swappable drive modules. It supports RAID 0, 1, JBOD and SPAN, and includes software for configuration and monitoring. With the HDElement users can gain up to 8TB of storage space by default; three ports connect up to 24TB of additional storage, which still runs off a single RAID card. The HDOne and HDPro provide eight drive arrays and now support up to 16TB worth of internal storage.
The enhanced storage systems range in price from $500 for the VR to $6,000 for the HDPro.