CalDigit has announced that it is shipping its S2VR Duo, a SATA II 3Gb/s RAID system designed for multi-stream 10 bit Standard Definition (SD) video editing and other high-performance applications. CalDigit claims that it’s the fastest dual drive SATA 3Gb/s RAID subsystem in the world. Prices start at $549.
The external storage system is able to reach transfer speeds of 148 MB/s, according to CalDigit, suitable for editing up to three streams of 10 bit uncompressed SD video simultaneously.
CalDigit includes an HBA controller card in either PCI Express or PCI-X formats, driver CD and eSATA cable. You can monitor the drives’ status, fan, power supply and ambient temperature — the system can automatically send you warnings by e-mail if anything goes wrong.
Users can configure the system in RAID Level 0 or 1 configurations, or use the drives in a JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks) configuration if they prefer. CalDigit is shipping the S2VR Duo in 500GB, 1 Terabyte (TB) or 1.5TB configurations.