CALDIGIT FASTA-4E DRIVER

It allows you to connect up to 4 external S2VR with up to 20 drives and with 3Gbps bandwidth for each port for the fastest data transfer. If you read the “fine print”, it’s a composite of all 4 ports. Not all SATA cards built the same. This is the most affordable solution for video editors who work in a small to mid sized studio with a budget. No complicated cabling needed. I won’t mention the RAID chassis vendor name since we’re no longer on good terms with them: They also said the 4e card would be better.

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SATA 3G is the alternative solution for editors and studios that do no require sharing the same content in the same storage pool but need high performance and data integrity. I casta-4e mention the RAID chassis vendor name since we’re no longer on good terms with them: The drives are already big enough and fast enough.

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Related products and accessories: This is the most affordable solution for video editors who work in a small to mid sized studio with a budget. It is dedicated to video editors that require high performance and reliability.

The protocol is theoretically limited to 3Gbps.

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It provides affordable pricing, high performance data transfer rate, expandable and friendly configuration. This is more cost- and time-effective solution for digital image processing. It allows you to connect up to 4 external S2VR with up to 20 drives and with 3Gbps bandwidth for each port for the fastest data transfer. We test with chassis from many vendors. In another thread http: What Caldigit told me is the 4e uses a different chip, which is just all-around better and more expensive.

Pretty lame, yes, but some people use the card or others like it to multi-drive arrays in daldigit RAID If you read the “fine print”, it’s a composite of all 4 ports.

There’s no need to confuse the users with non-applicable numbers. They also said the 4e card would be better. Not all SATA cards built the same. That’s very clever marketing they have.

Although this could be a super cheap way to have a large and fast RAID 0 if a person didn’t care about redundancy. So it’s as I suspected: They have sent me this card to sample, but I currently don’t have access to any fast eSATA storage to test.

By aggregating the 4 3Gb ports, you effectively provide the potential for 1. I just meant the lame part was the way the card’s speed was being presented by their marketing.

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The H has calvigit “ports” and 8 “channels”. Just as their response indicates, they’re using 10 drive and 20 drive systems, essentially cabinets with multipliers on each SATA input.

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So to get the fastest connection when two or more separate non-RAID drives are connected is this the best card? I forgot tom mention, don’t mix up “ports” with “channels”.

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No complicated cabling needed. For editors that need to share the same content data in the same storage pool, Fibre Channel is a good choice. Or is there a better one? What kind of enclosure are you using to aggregate the 4 eSATA connections?

I wasn’t sure how the 4e card is different or better. So, considering the card is EOL and not available caldugit except through used channels for the most part — I cldigit have one or two of those old FASTA-4ex cards around here somewhere — I would think we could round up something better for not much [more] money.

Sort of reminds me of the way the tape vendors talk up the 2: