Anyone plan on getting the Caldigit USB3.0 drive/PCIe card?

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  1. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    cost for the card and 2 2tb drives is 658.


    at owc I pay 380

    and use 4 1.5tb caviar black drives from newegg cost is 800 for 6tb, but it runs at 220mb/s in raid0 and i have 4 drives instead of 2 plus 5 year warranty on the 4 drives.. the cal digit is 3 years warranty.
     
  4. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    How much are they charging for just the PCIe card?
     
  5. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    300 for the 2tb drive


    360 for the card and the drive.

    I can't find the card alone but my math puts it in the 60 dollar range
     
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    Yes you can buy it in the Caldigit Store...
     

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    Price is acceptable. Lacks about 2 ports though.

    If I install it, it will replace an existing card; that also means this things needs more ports.
     
  9. johnnymg macrumors 65816

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    Looks interesting................ but want to see real person reviews. That BF "review" looked more like an ad.

    cheers
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  10. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    Thanks.

    At $60, I'm willing to give it a shot.
     
  11. Honumaui macrumors 6502a

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    I dont get it ? not yet at least ?

    I would go with eSATA ?
     
  12. johnnymg macrumors 65816

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    :cool: ................... waiting on your review. :p
     
  13. simplymuzik3 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah me too :) Please post a review if you end up getting it!
     
  14. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    The problem is that I don't have any USB3 devices yet...
     
  15. Loa macrumors 65816

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    Hello,

    I can't believe that BF didn't compare that USB3 with an eSATA.

    JonnyMG's right: it looks like an ad.

    Loa
     
  16. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    Let us know if it works well
     
  17. FireWire2 macrumors 6502

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    Usb3.0

    It looks like a duck, walks like a duck it must be a duck :)

    With two bay eSATA RAID0 I got 220MB and cost me lots less, no card or driver to deal with :)

    You can get eSATA 6.0Gb for about 50 bucks here
     
  18. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    You certainly have got a point there, BUT USB 3 isn't supposed to be a replacement for eSATA of any kind. That's a completely different story.

    USB is supported by every computer available and USB 3 will at some point be the same. eSATA probably will never come to all Macs. It is pretty nice to finally have port that will be available for all computers that doesn't limit the performance of external drives, like it is the way with USB 2 and all kinds of FireWire.
     
  19. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    USB3 is more convenient for external drives because you can bus-power them right off the USB cable instead of having a separate AC/DC adapter and power cable.
     
  20. xgman macrumors 601

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    I'm going to buy the set soon. No rush on it, but I do see the eventual convenience for a faster usb port for backups, quick file transfers etc. There are more and more usb 3 equipped items coming out now. Even Asus just announce a usb 3 netbook. there are also usb 3 thumbdrives. It's definitely not really necessary right now, but it would be nice to have. Opens up some new possibilities. For the Mac Pro, a usb ext drive is nice. For things like usb 3 sound, etc, I think Apple will have to support it first before you see 3rd party units.

    related news:

    According to Fudzilla, it is now an actual fact: Intel have made a volte face and decided to add with the chipset of the Sandy Bridge architecture the support of USB 3.0.
    The foundry will not have any intention to communicate this until the very last moment, the time of the official release of the first products. This is certainly the best news than we have heard lately. If USB 3.0 is in the chip, Apple will have no reason not to support it. The next generations of Macbook Pro and iMac will thus be equipped with it!
     
  21. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    lets hope you are right
     
  22. hnr2802 macrumors newbie

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    can you provide me the purchase link for the pcie card only. i cant seems to find it :(
     
  23. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    They seem to have removed it. Not very good business making you buy the drives to get the card.
     
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    Call Caldigit directly.
     

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