TUFF BY NAME. TOUGH BY NATURE.
CalDigits Tuff portable solution is a revolutionary storage device, featuring USB 3.1, that brings the power and versatility of the brand new USB Type-C interface along with a tough durable design for use in extreme environments.
The USB Type-C interface features a reversible design, and is the perfect interface for use with such a small portable device. The Tuff portable storage solution features USB 3.1, with up to 10Gb/s bandwidth, which is ideal for this type of device, as it supports ultra fast SSDs as well as standard 2.5 spinning disks.
The Tuff is a great choice for people who back up their data on location, such as photographers or filmmakers who need to save secure copies of their files fast. The Tuff is shock resistant, splash proof, and dust proof, making it the ideal drive for use on the road. The Tuff is also bus-powered meaning there is no need to connect to an external power source. CalDigit will also soon be releasing a product called the Tuff Dock that will allow Tuff users to connect their Tuff hard drives directly to the Tuff Dock to start working with the files right away. More information about the Tuff Dock will be announced soon.
The Tuff is backwards compatible with previous versions of USB, such as USB 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0, thanks to the included USB Type-C to A cable. Therefore, it can be used by any Mac or PC user who is not yet using the Type-C interface.
As more people are backing-up data on location, they need tough and robust storage solutions to keep their files safe when on the road. The Tuff’s combination of solid design, and powerful USB 3.1 connectivity, make portable storage not just fast, but also incredibly secure, said Kosta Panagos, Director of Marketing at CalDigit.
T4 NANO – PCIe SSD RAID
The T4 nano is a small 4-bay RAID 0, 1, 5 & JBOD Thunderbolt 2 storage solution with extreme performance for use in 4K workflows. The T4 nano uses four removable PCIe SSDs that give the device incredible performance up to 1375MB/s, ideal for content creators.
Featuring, storage capacities of 2TB, the T4 nano has a small profile for such a powerful storage device. The Thunderbolt 2 connectivity allows users to daisy-chain up to 6 devices together. The aluminum design includes LED lights that show when the drives are in use.
A feature that is not found on other storage solutions is HDMI output. Not only can the T4 nano deliver outstanding performance, it also allows users to connect a HDMI display direct to the device.
Users who work with high-resolution 4K footage need fast storage that they know will playback their files without a hitch. The T4 nano achieves the fastest possible performance through the Thunderbolt 2 interface. The small compact design means that users can move the T4 nano from location to location with ease, and also daisy-chain extra devices, said Kosta Panagos, Director of Marketing at CalDigit.
CalDigit is also offering a one-time upgrade program that will allow owners of the T4 nano to upgrade the interface connectivity of the unit when a future iteration of the unit becomes available.
In the past 4-bay RAID storage solutions would have taken up a lot of desk space. The T4 nanos compact form-factor reduces desk clutter, is incredibly quiet, and has unbeatable performance. This makes the T4 nano the ideal storage solution to speed up 4K workflows.
Price and Availability
The Tuff will be available from July 2015, and T4 nano will be available to purchase from Q3 2015. The Tuff will start at $139.99 MSRP for the 1TB HDD version, and the T4 nano will be available for $2,499.99 for the 2TB PCIe SSD version.