CalDigit (http://www.caldigit.com) is shipping the CalDigit VR mini,
a bus-powered, two-drive RAID system, supporting a quadruple
interface. Its modular design provides two removable drive modules
and a frontside LCD.
The CalDigit VR mini has support for RAID 0, 1, and JBOD. It includes
software allowing for firmware updates, configuration, monitoring and
even supports email notification. The CalDigit VR mini is bus-powered
via FireWire, so no extra power supply is needed. When additional
speed is needed, you can use eSATA for data and FireWire for power.
The CalDigit VR mini is smart enough to know which port to use, so
you never need an additional power supply, according to Jared Picune
vice president of sales and marketing for CalDigit.
The CalDigit VR mini is two inches tall and five inches long, small
enough to fit in the palm of your hand. The quadruple interface
supports USB 2.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800 and eSATA, making the
CalDigit VR mini extremely versatile and has an all aluminum
enclosure. Pricing starts at approximately US$900.