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CalDigit T3 Thunderbolt 2 Triple-Drive RAID Array Storage Unit Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Thunderbolt in Storage | Posted: Nov 21, 2014 3:11 am
TweakTown Rating: 80%Manufacturer: CalDigit

Final Thoughts

 

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The CalDigit T3 Thunderbolt 2 is certainly a unique storage solution. It's not often we see a solution sporting three bays over the traditional two, but with that comes additional flexibility when it comes to your storage.

 

The T3 Thunderbolt 2 carries on the same build quality we have come to expect from CalDigit and the few products we have seen from them, the entire enclosure of the T3 is a single piece design and aluminum at that.

 

Performance was quite good with the HDD and SSD based solutions. Our 9TB RAID 0 array was able to reach nearly 580 MB/s read and write, while in RAID 1 the T3 came in at a respectable 375 MB/s read and 200 MB/s write.

 

Installing the SSD modules performance picked up quite a bit with our RAID 0 array topping 1100 MB/s read and 1000 MB/s write, while the RAID 1 setup again topped 1100 MB/s read and 400 MB/s write.

 

 

PRICING: You can find the CalDigit T3 Thunderbolt 2 Professional RAID External Hard Drive 9TB (T32-9000-US-90) for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

 

United States: The CalDigit T3 Thunderbolt 2 Professional RAID External Hard Drive 9TB (T32-9000-US-90) retails for $899.00 at Amazon.

 

Canada: The CalDigit T3 Thunderbolt 2 Professional RAID External Hard Drive 9TB (T32-9000-US-90) retails for CDN$899.00 at Amazon Canada.

Product Summary Breakdown

Performance90%
Quality including Design and Build85%
General Features85%
Bundle and Packaging70%
Value for Money70%
Overall TweakTown Rating80%

The Bottom Line: CalDigit's T3 Thunderbolt 2 is a solid well built solution for those wanting either capacity or performance in a flexible storage device, though the current market pricing may ward off some potential buyers.

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