PROMISE's Pegasus R6 RAID system is ideal for creative pro workstations, small servers, power users, and home users who want stylish high-capacity external storage with high performance and enterprise-level data protection. Pegasus R6 is capable of delivering more than 900 MB/s of bandwidth, which is nine times faster than Firewire 800.
Easy-to-use management software
Pegasus R6 comes preconfigured, so you can simply unpack, connect the power cable, connect the Thunderbolt cable (sold separately) to the Thunderbolt port on your Mac and then start storing music, photos, videos, and documents or ingesting and editing 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 backup your computer while editing the video of your summer vacation and listening to your favorite playlist. 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.
Superior performance and unparalleled flexibility for Mac professionals
More than 900 MB/s of performance give you a massive and unprecedented leap in performance. 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. Providing 15TB of storage in RAID 5, it gives you the capacity you need for data and backups.
Cost-effective expandable storage for the home
In today's digital world, you consistently acquire and amass large amounts of personal digital media. The Pegasus R6 can protect your digital content from single drive failures while 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, which means it keeps harmful lead out of the environment. And thanks to a new enclosure design, an 80Plus power supply, and active fan management, system noise is never an issue. So Pegasus R6 is perfect for any room in your house.
- 18TB of raw capacity (14.5TB configured RAID 5 and formatted with HFS+)
- Advanced RAID engine
- Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 50, 6, 60, and 10
- 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?Fully preconfigured so you can simply unpack, connect the cables, then start storing your files.
Apple Recommends ForExtremely high-performance and high-capacity storage of all the files on your Mac.
What's in the Box?
- PROMISE Pegasus R6 with six 3TB 7200-rpm drives
- CD-ROM disc with driver
- Quick start guide
- Power cable
- Connections : Thunderbolt
- Height : 7.28 in./18.5 cm
- Width : 9.84 in./25 cm
- Weight : 23.8 lb./10.8 kg
- Mac OS X v10.7 or later
- 100MB of free hard-drive space
- Available Thunderbolt port
- CD-ROM/DVD-ROM for software installation
- Mfr. Part Number : F40SPR603100000
- UPC or EAN No. : 704118090020
- 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
Ratings & Reviews
4TB Drives Not Supported
I added 4x4TB Hitachi drives. Worked well in two Raid-1 arrays. Then I migrated all 4 to RAID-5. Promise Utility converted all 4 t o a RAID-5 and correctly found 12TB/16TB to be usable.
HOWEVER, OSX Mtn Lion does not recognize this size of RAID and gives back a 4TB limit. Frankly, this looks like an OSX glitch more than a hardware problem--but it is a major impediment to maxing out storage.
Contact with Promise Customer support was desultory and unhappy. Web support just said 4TB drives are not supported. No offer of workaround, nor prospect of firmware revision. …
- Written by PETER B from MILL VALLEY
32 of 38 people found this useful
Looking forward for spectacular Unit!!
I picked mine up the 2Tb version and it takes full advantage of the new Thunderbolt technology. I am a film-maker using the latest D-SLR technology to produce high definition videos, which can occupy a lot of hard disk space very quickly, and this device is perfect for me, especially when it is also available with 3Tb!!
I use this directly with Final Cut X and Final Cut 7 and it reads and writes files very quickly. Your attached storage is no longer a bottleneck. Just Perfect - Thank you Pegasus - Flying data with the fastest speed! …
- Written by Enes G from Veghel
35 of 44 people found this useful
Have the 12tb version which went through two separate drive bay failures before Pegasus software updates fixed overheating problem . Drives replaced without charge as under three year warrantee . But after warrantee ...yikes, expensive. Tech support good and no problems since then. Working on at 2011 iMac with Mtn Lion. Crazy prices though for these boxes! Daisy chaining separate 4tb boxes seems only other option for normal folks sadly …
- Written by ADRIAN H from Anchorage
12 of 16 people found this useful
Works but the drives are flakey
I've had this running for 2 months now, no errors and a drive just died on me today. Not a big deal when you configure RAID 5 with a spare but still a pain and a little sad considering I have other RAIDS that have run 2+ years without a dead HD.
Just be warned that the Seagate drives they ship are consumer grade and aren't the most reliable. …
- Written by Mark D from Markham
I have two running just fine 24/7.
We have two units both working just fine after being online now 24/7 for nearly 4 months. You must set these things up right howev er. I experimented with them a bit first. I was able to software RAID two units together into one 30 TB volume. That was cool, but it got me a bit worried about losing data. So I reset them up as two logical drives, each using 5 drives for the RAID and allowing one to remain as a hot spare. This yields two 12 TB volumes. I lost a bit of storage potential, but it's rock solid safe now. Easy to daisy chain these together too, but there is no thunderbolt cable included. That's pretty unbelievable actually. Other than that though, a nice product. …
- Written by Gregory Scott M from Clearwater
5 of 6 people found this useful
Thunderbolt Cable "EXTRA". Shame on LaCie.
An awesome performer for manipulating large files at absolutely jaw-dropping speeds.
Four stars for, at $2699, not including a Th underbolt Cable, but including it with the 'lowly' $699 512GB SSD Little Big Disk. An oversight, perhaps? …
- Written by Michael V from Barrie
16 of 29 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Richard C
- Oct 31, 2012
On the older 12TB model, once the Pegasus was up and running, I made an active Time Machine partitio n, a partition for a Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) backup of my iMac 12,2, and a file storage partition with a folder containing Virtual Machines (VM's) of other machines in Parallels using the OS X Disk Utility. Another partition could be made for a backup of the storage partition, although I use an older eSATA RAID storage device off of the second iMac Thunderbolt port (with adapter) for backup storage so it's on another physical device in case of a device hardware failure. I don't own the 18TB model, so I can only infer it would work. I can say my VM's of Linux, Windows, and Windows Servers running off the Pegasus R6 12TB RAID device on a gigabit Ethernet work well. Thunderbolt delivers where speed is concerned. Having a RAID Array and knowing that a hard drive failure won't shut down the system adds peace of mind when traveling. I have had remote (offsite) reboots of the operating system using the OS X built-in VNC screen sharing randomly freeze on either the light blue or gray start-up screen. Random in this case means 1-2 times out of every 10 reboots. I added an Ethernet camera for viewing and multi-outlet Ethernet web power switch so that if overseas I can view and reboot the iMac or Pegasus R6 (or any other device) remotely by cycling the power at the outlet level if needed. My R6 is quite quiet as well. Overall, I am satisfied with my PROMISE Pegasus R6 12TB Array, and would recommend it to a friend. …
- Answered by Jeff N from Fort Wayne
- Nov 8, 2012
- Asked by Nicholas T
- Oct 5, 2012
I own the previous incarnation of the R6 that only had 12 TB of storage, and while it has two Thunde rbolt ports and it is possible to connect both an iMac and an MBP simultaneously, only one of them can mount it at a time. If I want to transfer things between my MBP and the R6, I have to disconnect it from my iMac so that it will mount on the MBP. Major bummer. …
- Answered by Brian M from San Jose
- Oct 20, 2012