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 R4 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 R4 is capable of delivering over 500 MB/s of bandwidth that is 10 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 R4 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 R4 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 R4 with Time Machine in Mac OS X.
Blistering performance and unparalleled flexibility
With over 500 MB/s of performance Pegasus R4 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 R4 to deliver amazing flexibility. Daisy-chain more than one Pegasus R4 enclosure to a single Thunderbolt port or connect a display to Pegasus R4 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 R4 as large storage for a desktop system or as external storage solution for a small server. With 3TB 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 R4 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 R4 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 R4 is RoHS compliant. In simple terms Pegasus R4 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 R4 ideal for desktop, small office environments and or any room in the house.
- 4TB of raw capacity (2.7TB 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 R4 with four 1TB 7200-rpm drives
- Quick start guide
- Power cable
- Other Features: RAID Support,Time Machine Compatible
- 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: 15.3 lb./6.9 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: F40DS4700100000
- UPC or EAN No.: 704118085569
- 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. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.
- 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
The disc seems great and fast. However just a word of caution. The documentation that comes with the disc indicates that after swi The disc seems great and fast. However just a word of caution. The documentation that comes with the disc indicates that after switching the disc on it can take up to 10 hours to synchronise (RAID5) - blue flashing lights on the disc. Mine took 30 hours ! - Of course after 10 hours you start to wonder if something is wrong and after 24 hours even more so. Also the Disc utility software that comes with the disc (loaded onto it) might not work so you have to download the latest version from the Promise web site. This utility allows you to check the (very slow) progress of the synchronisation - it also has an option for you to try and speed it up. …
- Written by Nicholas W from LEEDS
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Wow, better than I'd hoped
Having plunged for a 3.4GHz i7 iMac with Thunderbolt and a 256Gb SSD I thought I'd need the best drive I could get for data such a Having plunged for a 3.4GHz i7 iMac with Thunderbolt and a 256Gb SSD I thought I'd need the best drive I could get for data such as my Aperture library and Video files. Well having come from having to use Firewire 800 as my fastest option before and getting around 80Mb/s on a 4 drive RAID 5 array and then getting a fantastic 200Mb/s on my SSD in the iMac I was curious to see any benefits. Well all I can say is WOW, it flies and makes the SSD drive look slow. On benchmarks I am indeed getting 500Mb/s "in RAID 5", not as I though would be the case, a RAID 0. The figures you see in the reviews of 500Mb/s for this drive are indeed the safe RAID 5 mode. If you want even faster go for the R6 which has 6 drives but you can easily upgrade the drives in this model at a later date. It takes any 3.5" drive and they come configured with Hitachi drives as standard although the R4 comes with SATA II drives and the R6 comes with SATA III drives. Not sure it really matters because I don't think a single 7200RPM drive will be capable of taking advantage SATA III anyway. 2Tb drives are around £70 so you could bump the capacity up to 8Tb fairly cheaply. Bear in mind, with RAID 5 you only get 3Tb of usable space and with 4 x 2Tb drives you would get 6Tb of free space.
If you want the fastest external drive available for a Thunderbolt Mac that's also safe with your data, don't hesitate. …
- Written by Jeff N from Hartlepool
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