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CalDigit TUFF USB 3.1C (Gen2) 2TB HDD (Blue)

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Mfr PN: 500547
Our PN: CLDN5190144
Manufacturer: CalDigit
Platform(s): Mac & Win

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List Price:$179.99

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CalDigit Tuff 2TB (Blue)



Manufacturer Part Number: 500547

CalDigits Tuff drive is a revolutionary portable storage device, featuring USB 3.1, that brings the power and versatility of the brand new USB Type-C interface along with a tough durable design for use in extreme environments.

When working on the road its important to back-up files quickly. The Tuffs ability to use SSD drives allows it to achieve incredible performance up to 450MB/s on the latest MacBooks that utilize the USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface (5Gb/s). CalDigit has future proofed the Tuff drive to implement the USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface (10Gb/s), which means that in subsequent iterations of computers featuring the USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface the Tuff drive will get a speed boost of up to 550MB/s!

Whether youre backing up high-resolution video files, or photos in-the-field, the Tuff drive will not only protect your files from extreme weather conditions, but it will also back your files up fast.

Tougher Than The Rest
The CalDigit Tuff is an IP57 (Ingress Protection) certified device. Unlike similar products, CalDigit has made sure that the device is capable of withstanding whatever is thrown at it. The IP certification is designed to designate and standardize the rating of solids and liquids into mechanical devices.

Shock Protection
The Tuff has been engineered and certified to be extra TUFF enduring U.S. Military MIL-STD-810G standardized testing protocols. The Tuff was dropped repeatedly multiple times on different areas and it functioned seamlessly without any damage. Your data is safe with the CalDigit Tuff!

Immersion Protected
The Tuff is protected for up to 30 minutes of immersion in water up to 1 meter (3.28 ft). Feel confident in taking the Tuff on any adventure knowing that it can even endure harsh underwater environments. Immersion protection is effective while the silicon plug for the USB-C port is fully closed.

Dust Protected
Working in extreme environments? The Tuff's protection from solid particles will prevent dust and sand from damaging the drive.

Universal Connectivity
CalDigit believes that USB-C is the perfect interface for use with small portable drive solutions, as it gives users the best possible connectivity options. The implementation of the USB-C interface allows the Tuff drive to be used anywhere with the majority of computers.

This is due to the fact that the USB-C interface is backwards compatible with previous versions of USB thanks to the use of the included USB Type-C to Type-A cable. This means that even if you dont have access to a computer with a USB-C connection, you can still use the Tuff drive on any USB 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 computer.

The Type-C interface is compatible with not only USB 2.0, 3.0, and 3.1, but also Thunderbolt 3 enabled computers that have the Type-C interface. This added flexibility means that everyone can utilize the Tuff, even with Thunderbolt 3. When you buy a Tuff you know that your storage is future-proofed thanks to the versatility of Type-C.

Featuring the ability to use either 2.5' HDDs, or 2.5' SSDs, the Tuff drive is a versatile portable storage device. When used with 2.5' HDDs the Tuff drive is available in capacities up to 2TB, and with 2.5' SSDs it is available with up to 1TB of capacity.

When youre working in locations miles from a power source, you need storage that does not require external power. The Tuff drive can be bus-powered meaning it does not need to be connected to an external power source to operate the drive.

Beyond Rock Solid
Modern computers such as the 2015 MacBook featuring the Type-C connector are designed to achieve maximum battery life and over its lifespan. To optimize laptops battery usage, external storage devices like the Tuff need to stand up to the stringent power consumption requirements that are demanded by these new USB Type-C computers.

Other portable drive manufacturers are not able to meet these requirements and as a result they are not able to bus-power when connected to a Type-C computer. CalDigit on the other hand went through a process where we scoured the globe for the best component manufacturers to create a device where every single component was tested over 30,000 times in a row for power management reliability and rock solid connectivity.

This stringent testing was also placed on the cables that are included with the Tuff. We found that many Type-C cables did not meet our power requirements. The included cables that we picked were in turn tested rigorously to determine their power management reliability. The Tuff is beyond rock solid not just from a design point of view, but also from a power management view.

Choose your Style
Are you working on location backing-up various types of data? Video files or high-resolution photos can take up a lot of hard drive space, and co-ordinating those files on location can be tedious. The Tuff is available in 5 different colors (orange, blue, green, grey, black). This makes it incredibly easy to organize your various different types of files by color. If youre filming on location your camera A video files could be on the orange Tuff, camera B files on the blue Tuff, and any additional files on the green Tuff. Why not color co-ordinate your footage by day and designate a color for a specific day? These are just a few examples of the many possibilities of color coding your storage in order to improve your location based workflows.

Additionally, CalDigit customers can purchase extra silicon protectors for the Tuff, in the five various colors, in order to customize their experience even further.

The Tuff includes an Archive Box for keeping the device safe whilst traveling. If youre working on a production where multiple Tuffs are being used, the Archive Boxes will keep everything organized including the USB cables.


  • Interface: USB 3.1 Type C 10Gb/s (Backwards compatible with USB 3.0/2.0/1.0)
  • Speed:
    • HDD: Up to 130MB/s
    • SSD: Up to 550MB/s
  • USB Type C to C and Type C to A Cables Included**
  • Dimensions and Weight
    • Box Dimensions: 2.05in x 6.34in x 1.40in (5.2 cm x 16.1 cm x 3.6 cm)
    • Weight: HDD ---? 1.48 lb. (0.67 kg)
    • Case Dimensions: 15.12in x 14.13in x 14.17in (38.4 cm x 35.9 cm x 36.0 cm)
    • Case Weight: 47.27 lb. (21.44 kg)

Included Items

  • 1 x Tuff
  • 1 x USB-C Cable
  • 1 x USB-C to A Cable


  • Windows 7 or later
  • Mac OS X 10.8.4 or later


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