I couldn’t wait for Apple’s Light Peak and even if LP comes out next week it will take much longer for third parties to implement it into their hardware. Rated 4 out of 5 by Tommy from Caldigit is ahead of Apple! Now for the bad. Rebooting my mac sometimes fixes the problem. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Rated 5 out of 5 by Robert from: That is the good.
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For OS X, simply install included software and plug the card. The card was never able to mantain the drive connected to the computer for more than a couple minutes at a time, I tried through usb hubs, directly to the computer and with the extra power cables connected to both the card and the drive.
This is ideal for bus powered portable devices, like 2. It cuts transfer in half based on Firewire speed.
Only negative comment, I had to email CalDigit support for the most current drivers. All components, from the card to the cable, have been tested using a special oscilloscope to ensure optimum performance. Using bridge in Photoshop CS5 is lightning fast. Very simple and easy to setup.
Pops out of the slot far too easily. The thing is, there’s still one issue – when I eject the drives and take out the card, the driver seems to go into a kind of loop – the system will not see the drives again if I re-insert the card, and if the computer is put to sleep it will not wake up.
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I will be returning it for refund. Drivers do not work. I called customer support Caldigit and they had no idea what I was saying, so they offered to get back to me the following day.
With new USB 3.
Uninstalled it and walla, it worked! I called cust, support Caldigit and they had no idea what I was saying, so they offered to get back to me the following day. Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous from Works with a few issues on the Mac I’m using this in a Macbook Pro 17 i7 system. Rated 1 out of cxldigit by cabs from Doesn’t work, Caldigit’s poor cust serv.
Each time, the person answering the phone was very friendly, put me on hold while they went and checked with someone in their technical department to get my question answered. Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous from Does what it says I use this card to make fast backups of my drives. Rebooting my mac sometimes fixes the problem.
Update Unrecognized Zip Code. If that wasn’t enough, the driver screwed up my system, I have another Expresscard that always worked without trouble, after uninstalling the Caldigit driver my other card wouldn’t been recognized by the system and I have to go online to look for the original driver, a huge time waster. Do yourself a favor and don’t buy this Card, you will only end up returning it. All components, from the card to the cable, have been tested using a special oscilloscope to ensure optimum performance.
That is the good. I really recommend this card for all Mac users who want maximum speed out of cheap external drive. Rated 1 out of 5 by Marcsusie from USB 3.
The device works as advertised, although I had to search for slightly newer versions of the CalDigit driver than they have on the web site in order for it to work with This is not an I’m using my Drobo-S for business so I’ve had to resort to switching back to using Firewire in order to get client projects done.
Not a big deal, but weird that I couldn’t just download them from their site directly.
Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. In combination with the Caldigiy GoFlex Pro pocket drives we have made this our preferred medium for media transfer between our department and our vendors.