PROMISE Pegasus2 R6 12TB (6 x 2TB) Thunderbolt 2 RAID System

PROMISE Pegasus2 R6 12TB (6 x 2TB) Thunderbolt 2 RAID System

A$2,699.00

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 8 reviews

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  • Overview

    The premier storage choice for creative audio/video professionals and multimedia enthusiasts around the globe, the PROMISE Pegasus2 can now deliver even faster performance with the new 20Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 technology, while assuring enterprise-class reliability and ease of use.

    Incredible speed for creative workflows

    The Pegasus2 is the fastest Thunderbolt 2 storage solution available, delivering raw power for audio/video/graphics amateurs and professionals alike to experience new capabilities with ease. Final Cut professionals can ingest, edit and play back multiple streams of ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 4444 as well as uncompressed HD 10-bit and 12-bit video, while protecting valuable workflows, audio sessions and other creative media content.

    Simple, flexible and cost-effective backup solution for SOHO

    Fast, safe and reliable external storage is essential when protecting your valuable files such as music, photos and videos. The hardware RAID capabilities of the Pegasus2 family protects all the memories that were meant to last a lifetime that could be impacted from single drive failures, while simultaneously providing data protection and high reliability. The Pegasus2 family provides fast performance for popular applications such as iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Photoshop and media centre applications. Back up your irreplaceable digital media, documents, and also your entire computer or workstation to Pegasus2 with Time Machine in OS X.

    Easy to use, quiet and eco-smart

    Pegasus2 systems are user friendly and come preconfigured straight out of the box — so you can just plug in and start using. Status, management tools and advanced settings can be accessed via the built-in Promise Utility. Engineered to be eco friendly and RoHS compliant, Pegasus2 is perfect for SOHO and SMB environments.

    Enterprise-class RAID protection

    Pegasus2 features enterprise-level RAID storage protection for your data, supporting a broad range of RAID levels as well as automatic error handling.

    About Thunderbolt 2

    Thunderbolt is a revolutionary I/O technology that supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices via one simple port and a cable that carries both DisplayPort and PCI Express data. And it’s standard on every Mac.

    PCI Express is the technology that links all the high-performance components in a Mac. And it’s built into Thunderbolt, which means you can get PCI Express speed outside the box.

    With Thunderbolt 2 now built into the new Mac Pro and MacBook Pro with Retina display, you can connect up to three 4K displays at once. Thunderbolt 2 gives you up to 20 Gbps in both directions, allowing for super-fast data transfer between peripherals. You also have enough bandwidth to daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices without using a hub or switch.

    Thunderbolt also provides double the power of USB 3.0, delivering 10 watts to peripherals for improved performance on the go.

  • Highlights

    • Choice of raw capacities: Either 12TB (9.7TB configured RAID 5 and formatted with HFS+) or 18TB (14.7TB configured RAID 5 and formatted with HFS+)
    • Advanced RAID engine, supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
    • Robust error handling provides superior data protection
    • Reliable, rugged yet elegant enclosure, ultra-quiet design
    • Two Thunderbolt 2 ports for daisy-chaining up to six Pegasus units, Apple Thunderbolt Displays or Mini DisplayPort devices
    • Hot-swappable bays for effortless drive access and serviceability
    • Built-in Promise Utility for systems management and advanced settings
    • Backward compatible with 10Gb/s Thunderbolt hosts and devices
  • Did you notice?

    Pegasus2 systems come preconfigured straight out of the box — so you can just plug in and start using them.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Take advantage of 20Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 performance for creative audio/video projects on your Mac Pro.
  • What's in the Box?

    • PROMISE Pegasus2 R6 (12TB model has six 2TB 7200-rpm drives; 18TB model has six 3TB 7200-rpm drives)
    • Thunderbolt cable
    • Power cable
    • Quick start guide
  • Tech Specs

    • Other Features: RAID support, Time Machine compatible
    • Connections: Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 2
    • Power: 78W max load (read and write); 55W idle mode
    • Power Source: External power supply
    • Height: 25.1 cm/9.88 in
    • Width: 18.7 cm/7.36 in
    • Weight: 8.9 kg/19.6 lb
    • Length: 25 cm/9.84 in
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • OS X v10.8.5 or later (OS X Mavericks ready)
    • Available Thunderbolt port
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: F40SR6R01100000
    • UPC or EAN No.: 704118095995

    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; extended warranty options are available. Please contact Promise for details.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Fantastic.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Purchased one for testing and to help me decide whether or not to have more ordered for my students to use in my Final Cut Pro edi Purchased one for testing and to help me decide whether or not to have more ordered for my students to use in my Final Cut Pro editing lab.

    So far, so good. Honestly, I'm very impressed with the ease of use and performance of this Pegasus2.

    • Written by

    26 of 26 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Fantastic.
  • so far so good

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought one of these for home use: photos, movies, etc. As the doc says, it does need some time to get itself ready for use. The ma Bought one of these for home use: photos, movies, etc. As the doc says, it does need some time to get itself ready for use. The management program is on the storage itself and works fine. Called support once (to see if unit can be laid on it's side - the answer is yes, it can) and they responded quickly.

    • Written by from HICKORY

    27 of 30 people found this useful

    Was this useful? so far so good
  • Fast & Quiet

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Configured to RAID 50 on Mac Pro Late 2013.

    -Mac Pro internal SSD speed of 975mb write/ 942mb read.

    -Promise Pegasus2 RAID 5 Configured to RAID 50 on Mac Pro Late 2013.

    -Mac Pro internal SSD speed of 975mb write/ 942mb read.

    -Promise Pegasus2 RAID 50 730mb write / 659mb read.

    Using Blackmagic Disk Speed Test utility.

    No problems to speak of when using it with Final Cut Pro X with 2k video.

    • Written by from Los angeles

    14 of 14 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Fast & Quiet
  • Good performer, but makes me nervous

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm a long time user of Promise RAID systems. This is my first purchase of a Pegasus RAID, which isn't quite as full featured as t I'm a long time user of Promise RAID systems. This is my first purchase of a Pegasus RAID, which isn't quite as full featured as their server class equipment, but it saves a ton of money since it uses Thunderbolt and forgoes the need for an expensive fiber-channel card.

    The one missing star is because this RAID only supports a very limited number of hard drives and those drives are fairly low-rated for reliability. For example, if you need to replace a 2TB drive, the only officially supported option is the Toshiba DT01ACA200. Check out the reviews on Newegg and you'll see why it makes me nervous.

    The only other options would be a 3TB or 4TB Seagate drive (ST3000DM001 and ST4000DM000 respectively). The former is also poorly rated and the latter is a waste of money and capacity, considering it will only use 2TB when added to your existing level 5 RAID.

    And what happens when these drives go EOL? Hopefully Promise will provide some more options, but this is an expensive purchase to base on hope.

    Overall, performance has been pretty good, but it's hard to wholeheartedly recommend a RAID with such limited drive support.

    • Written by from Denver
    Was this useful? Good performer, but makes me nervous
  • Very bad start

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    The first Pegasus 2 arrived with a dead drive. Days and weeks of trying to deal with promise support from Taiwan was extremely pai The first Pegasus 2 arrived with a dead drive. Days and weeks of trying to deal with promise support from Taiwan was extremely painful. And their online support system is just mind boggling as another reviewer mentioned. Promise even logged on to my computer twice to try and resolve the dead drive despite me stating the obvious, its DEAD, and the Promise Utility says so too.
    They initiated an RMA and said I had to cover costs to post it to an Australian address. I refused and called Apple who promptly replaced it. Now, a week later, I cannot initialise the system. 6 times i have tried. I cannot get it past 64% and that takes at leaf 10 hours to get to that point, then you have to start again once it stalls.. I have the system preferences keeping everything ON in Energy saver.
    I read the Apple description with an angry chuckle...
    "Pegasus2 systems are user friendly and come preconfigured straight out of the box — so you can just plug in and start using."
    This is just a straight out lie.
    If it ever works I am sure it will be great, nice and fast, but its infinitely slow right now and my anger grows by the day.

    • Written by from Galston

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Very bad start
  • First one failed...

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok... waited 12 weeks for this to arrive after receiving my Mac Pro... great anticipation... but then 2 dreaded red lights appeare Ok... waited 12 weeks for this to arrive after receiving my Mac Pro... great anticipation... but then 2 dreaded red lights appeared...2 failed drives. Didn't even get to use it...they failed during the auto setup phase. Tried finding local (Aus) Promise support...no good. Then figured I should just call Apple. Glad I did.

    2 Days later the courier arrived with my new unit...and took the old one away.

    This one did the auto setup thing for about 6 hours...and 6 blue lights later I'm using it to cut a documentary.

    So zero stars for the first unit... 5 for the second... average of 3 stars.

    As long as this one keep working I'll be happy...

    • Written by from Aberfoyle Park

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? First one failed...

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