Thunderbolt technology is a new, high-speed, dual-protocol I/O technology designed for performance, simplicity, and flexibility. Capable of delivering a blistering two channels of bi-directional 10 Gbit/s (1.25GB/s) per port performance, Thunderbolt technology combines PCI Express and Display port into an interface using a single cable for connectivity to devices. Thunderbolt technology was developed by Intel and brought to market with technical collaboration from Apple.
Pegasus R6 is ideal for creative pro workstations, small servers, power users and consumers who desire stylish high-capacity external storage with high performance and enterprise level data protection. Pegasus R6 is capable of delivering over 800 MB/s of bandwidth that is 20 times faster than USB 2.0.
Easy to Use management software
Pegasus R6 comes preconfigured out of the box. Simply unpack, connect the power cable, connect the Thunderbolt cable (sold separately) to the Thunderbolt port on your computer and you're ready to store music, photos, videos and documents or create and edit production video. Managing Pegasus R6 is effortless with software designed for Mac OS X.
Storage for the Digital Home
With two channels of bi-directional 10 Gbit/s performance, Thunderbolt allows you to back up your computer while editing the video of your summer vacation and listening to an iTunes playlist. Fast, safe and reliable external storage is essential to protect your music, photos, videos, and other valuable data. Pegasus R6 provides massive storage space and fast performance for popular applications such as iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, Garageband, Photoshop and media center applications. Backup your invaluable digital media, documents and also your entire computer or workstation to Pegasus R6 with Time Machine in Mac OS X.
Blistering performance and unparalleled flexibility
With over 800 MB/s of performance Pegasus R6 with Thunderbolt delivers a massive and unprecedented leap in raw power and performance for amateur professionals, audio engineers, photographers and video post production engineers. Final Cut professionals can ingest, edit, and playback multiple streams of uncompressed HD 10-bit and 12-bit video while protecting valuable workflows, audio sessions and other creative media content with Promise's award-winning enterprise level RAID 6 engine featuring mature error-handling schemes for the ultimate in data protection. Graphic artists using Adobe Photoshop and Maya 3D animation software can manipulate and archive high-resolution graphics on Pegasus with lightning-fast responsiveness and relative ease.
Thunderbolt technology's multi-protocol support enables Pegasus R6 to deliver amazing flexibility. Daisy-chain more than one Pegasus R6 enclosure to a single Thunderbolt port or connect a display to Pegasus R6 for the ultimate in convenience and interface connectivity.
Hardware RAID protection for small business
Protect your valuable business data with a reliable hardware RAID solution. You can use Pegasus R6 as large storage for a desktop system or as external storage solution for a small server. With 10TB of storage in RAID 5, you'll have the capacity you need for data and backups with the protection of hardware RAID.Cost-effective expandable storage for home use
In today's digital world, you consistently acquire and amass large amounts of personal digital media using smart phones and digital cameras, in addition to downloadable digital media acquired through online stores such as iTunes. The Pegasus R6 can protect all these memories meant to last a lifetime from single drive failures, at the same time providing data protection, high availability and high reliability.
Flexible backup solution
Connect Pegasus R6 to your Mac for use with Time Machine to back up your critical system files, applications, data files, music, pictures and videos.
Ultra-quiet and eco-smart
Pegasus R6 is eco-friendly, keeping harmful lead out of the environment and our delicate ecosystems. Sporting a new enclosure design, an efficient power supply and active fan management, system noise is never an issue, making Pegasus R6 ideal for desktop, small office or any other environment in the house.
- 12TB of raw capacity (9.7TB configured RAID 5 and formatted with HFS+)
- Advanced RAID engine
- Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 50, 6, 60 and 10
- Attractive, stylish, and compact enclosure
- Ultra-quiet design
- Two Thunderbolt ports
- Hot-swappable bays for effortless drive access and serviceability
- Robust error handling provides superior data protection
Did you notice?To use a Pegasus RAID System with your Mac, you'll need a Thunderbolt cable.
Apple Recommends ForCreative pro workstations, small servers, power users and consumers who desire stylish, high-capacity external storage with high performance and enterprise level data protection.
What's in the Box?
- Pegasus R6 with six 2TB 7200-rpm drives
- Quick start guide
- Power cable
- Connections : Thunderbolt
- Power : Power consumption: 78W max load (read and write); 55W idle mode
- Height : 9.9 in./25.0 cm
- Width : 7.7 in./19.5 cm
- Weight : 20.2 lb./9.2 kg
- Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later
- 100MB of free hard-drive space
- Mac with Thunderbolt port
- Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)
- Mfr. Part Number : F40DS6705100000
- UPC or EAN No. : 704118089017
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
- Note : Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.
- Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products : Two years with a one-year limited warranty on fan and power adapter
- To use a Pegasus RAID System with your Mac, you'll need to purchase a Thunderbolt cable.
Ratings & Reviews
I'm running a 2011 MBP with the Thunderbolt Pegasus R6 and it's showing a reliable 650MB read/write with a RAID5 configuration on 256MB files using Digaloyd's sequential test suite. I'm impressed. BTW, I'm running Hitachi's 3GB Ultrastar enterprise HD's in the R6 with no apparent hiccups.... that means 15TB useable RAID5 on the R6 with 3GB drives. …
- Written by GREGORY A from Aspen
228 of 256 people found this useful
I've put it through the testing grounds and I could not be happier with my purchase.
Initially, my Pegasus 12TB shipped with a ba d drive in the 6th bay, but Promise support was able to replace it within just a few days of contacting them. However, during that time I was able to use the remaining 8TB (due to my Raid 5 configuration) with smooth operation. Thunderbolt meets and exceeds the hype surrounding it. I'm a professional editor with particular needs and the Pegasus meets all of them, cutting film has never been easier or more accessible on my own system. Gone are the days of pricey rentals of fiber connected rooms at post houses. This technology changes everything for everyone with digital media and storage needs. …
- Written by ANDERSON D B from Raleigh
176 of 190 people found this useful
Brilliant, works without a hitch
Absolutely superb storage solution. Mine is running on a 2011 iMac 27", it's exceptionally fast throughput, easy setup, diagnosti c tools are robust and easy to use. I highly recommend a quick tour through the instructions before beginning a copy or removing a disk -- it requires roughly 8 hours for optimizing the pre-configured RAID 5 setup, and removing a disk will stop the process. I also recommend that if you order the R6 online, get the Thunderbolt cable from your local Apple retailer (the shipping for the cable takes longer than for the R6 itself, mine was shipped out of Hong Kong). Otherwise, standard shipping had it to me in a week and data copying from multiple sources is very quick, stable and easy. Well worth the investment! …
- Written by Donald Andrew B from MONROE
122 of 142 people found this useful
Blazing Fast Operation Out Of The Box with Significant Shortcomings
The drives are beautiful and the speed is insane for someone like me coming from eSATA and FW800 interfaces. This speed is what th is decade would have been thought to bring in computer technology. I got two of these. There are two problems. First, the web site of the manufacturer is practically worthless. It is designed for IT support staff from large corporations and they definitely assume that an individual who may not have a Masters degree in IT is not an end-user of this device. You can't even register the device, whether or not a firmware update is new is at best a guessing game. More importantly, BEWARE, as of today, these devices do not spin down or go to sleep when my brand new iMac goes to sleep. Tech support's answer is "wait for a new firmware". They do run hot in the summer. They are by no means quiet. Pairing them up with a new iMac, which is essentially very quiet means downgrading your experience. I can hear these babies from my bedroom, which is 20 feet away from my office. That is where the ability to put them to sleep is important. I also worry about reports of RAID 5 not coming to fruition when one drive fails. Hope I won't find out. In short, great speed, cosmetically beautiful with what is at best poor tech support and drives that suffer from a serious case of insomnia. …
- Written by Ali S from Allison Park
3 of 3 people found this useful
The reviews were pretty accurate.
Item arrived DOA. The drives worked at first, but one quickly died. It was then I discovered the unit would freeze trying to rep air the array. Tech support tried to only replace dead drive, but did replace as DOA when I insisted. Replacement unit was better but arrived with bad temp sensor. After another RMA, unit is finally working, and I'm satisfied. Two RMA's immediately after purchase should be an outrage, but at least Promise supported it and will for next two years. Don't expect to get this up and running quickly, expect 1-3 weeks setup. And even if it works for you out of the box, take out a drive from the array and test it can repair itself, or this problem will hide and you may not discover it until it's too late. Re: the Promise brand: adequate tech support - atrocious QA. …
- Written by James G from Spanish Fork
5 of 6 people found this useful
We didn't use the default configuration. Instead, create your RAID using 5 drives and leave one as a hot spare.... assuming you a re using a RAID to protect data not acquire speed.
That being said, these things take a long time to setup, maybe 2 days. But after the wait, the device is a winner. …
- Written by Gregory Scott M from Clearwater
6 of 6 people found this useful