CalDigit T4 Thunderbolt 2 RAID (500331) Product Details
The CalDigit T4 is a 4-bay storage solution for users who not only require outstanding performance, but also the ultimate protection for their important data. The CalDigit T4 is a RAID 5 device that delivers great performance whilst at the same time giving users single drive redundancy for their valuable data. It is also ideal for users who need a flexible 4-bay JBOD device.
Compact Form Factor
The four bay design offers stunning performance in a compact package. The beautiful design takes up less desk space than typical RAID storage solutions.
The CalDigit T4 features the latest Thunderbolt 2 technology for use with the latest Mac and PC Thunderbolt 2 equipped computers, and is also backwards compatible with computers equipped with the original Thunderbolt interface. Thunderbolt 2 takes the original Thunderbolt s dual 10GB/s bi-directional channels and combines them into a single 20Gb/s bi-directional channel.
The T4 allows users the flexibility of combining the unit into a RAID (0 or 1) with a JBOD. As well as this, users can RAID two drive bays into a RAID (0 or 1), and RAID the other two drive bays in the same way. This gives users two RAIDs in one. This versatility opens up many possibilities for the user to tailor their storage to their needs, instead of the other way around.
The T4 can support a variety of RAID configurations such as RAID 0, 1, and 5. This allows the user to configure their T4 according to their needs.
RAID 5 (Parity Striped)
Users that require a combination of performance and protection will opt for RAID 5. RAID 5 offers single drive redundancy along with the performance of a striped set. In the unlikely event of a single drive failure, the data will remain intact and accessible.
RAID 0 (Striped)
RAID 0 is ideal for users that require maximum performance from their RAID array. A backup is highly recommend since RAID 0 does not offer any protection.
RAID 1 (Mirrored)
RAID 1 is ideal for those who require a backup solution. Any data written to the RAID will be copied onto each of the four drives, resulting in four copies of the data.