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 of 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 R4 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 ingest 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 5TB 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 it's 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 RoHS compliant. In simple terms Pegasus R6 is eco-friendly, keeping harmful lead out of the environment and our delicate ecosystems. Sporting a new enclosure design, an 80Plus power supply, and active fan management, system noise is never an issue—making Pegasus R6 ideal for desktop, small office environments and or any room in the house.
- 6TB of raw capacity (4.7TB 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 1TB 7200-rpm drives
- Quick start guide
- Power cable
- Other Features: Time Machine Compatible,RAID Support
- 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
- Length: 7.3 in./18.5 cm
- 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: F40DS6700100000
- UPC or EAN No.: 704118085545
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: 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
About 8-10x faster than the Promise SmartStor Raids. Set at Raid 5, you can expect 500+mbps sustained reads and writes. I have it About 8-10x faster than the Promise SmartStor Raids. Set at Raid 5, you can expect 500+mbps sustained reads and writes. I have it connected to a Mac Mini Server and have none of the disconnection problems reported by iMac users. Faster than my SSD drives. …
- Written by KEVIN C from New York
79 of 86 people found this useful
Really fast, power efficient, and reliable
I've had the Pegasus R6 for 3 months now. It has been absolutely rock-solid every day since it got here. The speeds are out of thi I've had the Pegasus R6 for 3 months now. It has been absolutely rock-solid every day since it got here. The speeds are out of this world. I easily get speeds well over 500MB/sec read, 600+ write in RAID 5, in RAID 1E I got about 250MB/sec, and in a RAID 0 I got close to 800MB/sec with my disk testing apps. It's easy to have multiple volumes and multiple RAIDs going on in the enclosure with great stability.
I was also pleased with its power consumption.
The unit itself is pretty quiet, and is extremely well built. The drive caddies are the smoothest of any I've used.
When I need more storage next (this thing has plenty of room to grow- easy to upgrade the capacity of course) I'll just get another one and daisy-chain them. Fantastic, fantastic enclosure. …
- Written by Harrison D from Miami
29 of 34 people found this useful
Great drive! If it worked.
So I just bought this drive from a Apple store with in store pickup. When I got it home I had to let the drive sync which almost So I just bought this drive from a Apple store with in store pickup. When I got it home I had to let the drive sync which almost took 24hours. After I had it all setup I started testing it out, I found it was blazing fast and awesome! But after using it for less than a hour the drive in bay three died and dropped out, after making a loud clicking noise. Very disappointing for how much money I payed. Promise needs to ditch the cheap hard drives in this thing and get some that are more reliable. If this thing included more reliable drives it would get a much much higher score.
Still waiting to hear back from the Apple Store about what to do. …
- Written by NATHANIEL H from Wilmington
24 of 31 people found this useful
Fast and unstable.
This product, while extremely fast is very unstable. It randomly disconnects when ever it feels like it. I read all the reviews ab This product, while extremely fast is very unstable. It randomly disconnects when ever it feels like it. I read all the reviews about phone interference however the problem still exists even when the closet phone was 20 meters away. Do not purchase unless you want a good looking paper weight! …
- Written by Matt B from Brisbane
8 of 10 people found this useful
Very fast, but a bit noisy
I've been using the Pegasus Thunderbolt R6 for around 6 months. During this time it has been rock solid in its operation. I'm prim I've been using the Pegasus Thunderbolt R6 for around 6 months. During this time it has been rock solid in its operation. I'm primarily a photographer and have the Pegasus connected to a Mid 2011 Core i7 Macbook Air which is connected to an Apple 27" Cinema Display. I'm running Adobe Lightroom 4 with a catalog of 180,000 images stored on the Pegasus. Perfomance I/O is absolutely incredible compared to USB 2.0 and FW800.
One of the concerns I had before purchasing the Pegasus is how noisy it would be. I can say that the device is certainly not silent. There is fan noise, but it's not that loud, but it's noticible. However, most of the noise or droan comes from the 6 hard drives and it can
become somewhat annoying after a few hours of constant use. Certainly, if you are used to a quiet environment, then the Pegasus will add a noticible noise to it. I personally only connect the drive when I'm processing images in Lightroom or need to access other media stored on it for longer periods of time.
I have noticed an anomoly with the Pegasus during the 6 months. I don't always have the Pegasus connected to the Air as I've stated above. When I do have, a thunderbolt cable connects to the thunderbolt port on the air. The Cinema Display then plugs into the other thunderbolt port on the Pegasus to provide the display. Occasionally, the screen will not
display anything and it requires that the Air is opened up out of clamshell mode in order
to make the display active again.
Overall, I really like the Pegasus. It has solved my storage needs. It's extremely fast and
provides some redundacy in its RAID configuration, but the noise it produces can become
- Written by Sam W from Newtownards
6 of 8 people found this useful
This is a real cool product ....... The performance of this Pegasus product in combination with my iMAC is enabling me to edit and This is a real cool product ....... The performance of this Pegasus product in combination with my iMAC is enabling me to edit and playback my videos without any hickups. This kind of activities were real time consuming in the past ...... I like this kind of revolutionary products, so well done Promise and well done Apple. Keep on going like this.
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- Written by Boy W
4 of 5 people found this useful