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CalDigit have announced their ThunderExpress PCIe adaptor, their first Thunderbolt product. This unit allows you to connect one of their three PCIe RAIDs to any Mac, Windows or Linux machine that has a Thunderbolt port.

Rather than bring new models of their existing range out, CalDigit have announced that their ThunderExpress adaptor will be released, priced at around $200 to $300. Should you want to buy one of the three existing CalDigit PCIe RAIDS, then this adaptor will protect your investment by providing the conversion when you want to upgrade to a new computer with Thunderbolt. The unit in the picture is a pre-release engineering sample. Equipped with one port this is an end of chain device.

The three existing CalDigit RAIDs that will connect with the ThunderExpress are:

HDPro2, 8-Drive RAID 0/1/5/6 storage providing sustained speeds up to 800MB/s

HDOne, 8-Drive RAID 0/1/5/6 storage providing sustained speeds up to 450MB/s

HDPro24, 24-Drive RAID 0/1/5/6 storage providing sustained speeds up to 1600MB/s

CalDigit also announced support throughout their products for Mac OSX 10.7 Lion. No additional drivers are needed.