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CalDigit AV Pro 2 3TB external drive (USB 3/USB C)

Rating: 8.5.

Based in Orange County, California, CalDigit has been offering storage solutions to the professional market for over ten years. One of the latest products to hit the market is the AV Pro 2, an evolution of the company’s original single drive design. The AV Pro 2 not only provides external storage but can also charge a laptop and be used as a USB hub.

CalDigit supplied a 3TB drive for this review but the range goes up to 6TB for HDD with 1TB and 2TB SSD versions are also available.

In addition to being an external storage device it also can be used as an USB hub with a pair of USB 3.0 Type-A ports. The other trick up its sleeve is that it can be used to charge a Thunderbolt 3 equipped laptop up to 30W via the USB-C port. Even the USB hub ports support fast charging at 1.5A. The AV Pro2 also supports UASP (USB attached SCSI protocol) for faster data transfers.

CalDigit quote a transfer rate for the AV Pro2 of 200MB/s for the HDD equipped versions and 430MB/s for the SSD models.

Physical Specifications:
Usable Capacities: 3TB
Hard drive: Toshiba DTO1ACA300
Interface: USB-C, USB 3
Form Factor: External
Dimensions: 147 x 45.5 x 241.5mm
Drive Weight: 1.98kg

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