CalDigit has unveiled the HDPro2 media server, the next generation of its HDPro, with all of the features of the original but offering nearly double the speed — more than 700MB/s sustained with RAID 5 protection.
The speed of the HDPro2 makes it suited for any edit suite and adds support for eight SATA-II 3Gb/s or 10,000rpm-15,000rpm SAS drive modules. It features an Intel XScale processor to accelerate the RAID engine. The HDPro2 also has a new environmental monitor and control system that communicates with RAID Shield, the company’s RAID management and monitoring software.
The HDPro2 provides hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 and JBOD support, using the next-generation RAID engine accompanied by high-speed, upgradeable ECC cache. The HDPro2 features Active Sustained Transfer Technology (ASTT), which ensures that there is always a constant throughput.