PROMISE Pegasus2 R8 24TB (8 x 3TB) Thunderbolt 2 RAID System

PROMISE Pegasus2 R8 24TB (8 x 3TB) Thunderbolt 2 RAID System

A$ 4,199.00

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 3 reviews

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Product Information

  • 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 solutions

    Fast, safe and reliable external storage is essential when protecting your valuable files such as music, photos and videos. 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 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: 24TB of raw capacity (20.7TB configured RAID 5 and formatted with HFS+) or 32TB of raw capacity (27.9TB 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 R8 (24TB model includes eight 3TB drives; 32TB model includes eight 4TB drives)
    • Thunderbolt cable
    • Power cable
    • Quick start guide
  • Tech Specs

    • Other Features: RAID support, Time Machine compatible
    • Connections: Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 2
    • Power Source: External power supply
    • Height: 31 cm/12.2 in
    • Width: 18.7 cm/7.36 in
    • Weight: 11.2 kg/25 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

    • UPC or EAN No.: 704118095933

    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
  • Tons of performance!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I am impressed at how fast this is. I had a first-generation FW800 Pegasus and it wasn't very fast. This new one is incredible. I I am impressed at how fast this is. I had a first-generation FW800 Pegasus and it wasn't very fast. This new one is incredible. I am shocked at how fast everything is. This is the kind of speed I've been waiting for.

    I've have mine configured as RAID6. In theory this is not as fast as RAID 10, but it gives me some extra space that I need.

    Using the AJA system test, File Size Sweep, 4096x2160 10-bit RGB video frame size, here are the results I get (mind you my unit is about 70% filled, and I have a bunch of other stuff running at the same time). File system cache disabled for this test.

    File MB ----- MB/sec

    ------- Read | Write
    128.0 | 891.2 | 842.1
    256.0 | 884.6 | 347.7
    512.0 | 516.4 | 649.7
    1024.0 | 608.2 | 669.1
    2048.0 | 575.8 | 601.2
    4096.0 | 627.5 | 583.8

    • Written by from San Francisco

    3 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Tons of performance!
  • Using this right now as we speak

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Our studio ordered a few of these for our creative team and I gotta say that I love this thing. We needed a portable solution that Our studio ordered a few of these for our creative team and I gotta say that I love this thing. We needed a portable solution that we could not only take with us offsite, but more importantly something that could give the team the bandwidth to edit the 4K footage we shoot. Long story short, here's a very rare case where you absolutely get MORE than you pay for.

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    13 of 16 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Using this right now as we speak
  • Under Proforms

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Pegasus R8 24TB unit does not currently read above 350 MB/S using Thunderbolt 1. I was told to expect speeds of 900 MB/S and The Pegasus R8 24TB unit does not currently read above 350 MB/S using Thunderbolt 1. I was told to expect speeds of 900 MB/S and after receiving 2 different units the problem still has not been solved. I also ordered a R6 unit and that read at 700 MB/s far faster and cheaper. I am still waiting for my Mac Pro to be delivered and I've been using this with my 17" macbook pro in the meantime and it simply doesn't work properly. Service is great... product has serious issues. I don't recommend this product until they have worked out the issues especially if your using or plan on using it with TB 1. Oh, and did I mention the price is way too high.

    • Written by from san francisco

    16 of 42 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Under Proforms

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