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.
Blazing speed for creative workflows
The Pegasus2 is the fastest Thunderbolt 2 storage solution available, delivering raw power for audio/video/graphics amateurs and professionals to experience new capabilities such as easily working with multiple compressed 4K streams. Final Cut professionals can ingest, edit, and play back multiple streams of ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes4444 as well as uncompressed HD 10-bit and 12-bit video while protecting valuable workflows, audio sessions, and other creative media content. Pegasus2 also works well for popular applications such as iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, Garageband, Photoshop, and media center applications.
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.
- 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 ForTake 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 7200-rpm drives; 32TB includes eight 4TB 7200-rpm drives)
- Thunderbolt cable
- Power cable
- Quick start guide
- 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
- OS X v10.8.5 or later (OS X Mavericks ready)
- Available Thunderbolt port
- 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
Using this right now as we speak
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. …
- Written by Patrick L
28 of 32 people found this useful
Performance is there but this thing is NOISY!
There are a couple things of which you need to be aware.
The screenshots show the Pegasus2 sitting right next to your workstati There are a couple things of which you need to be aware.
The screenshots show the Pegasus2 sitting right next to your workstation. That would be fine if the thing wasn't so noisy. At first I thought it was synchronization, then I thought it was only when writing to disk. No, even on idling, this thing is noisy. I'm using it primarily as a media server and even when in the next room, I can hear the thing crunching away. I can't do any serious work while having it on next to my Mac Book Pro. I'm going to have to hide this thing in a corner somewhere but that brings me to the second issue.
The Thunderbolt2 cable that is supplied is short, meaning you need to have it sitting next to your workstation. With the noise, I'm going to have to invest in a longer cable.
Maybe if your environment has a lot of ambient noise the Pegaus2 will blend in, but in my environment, the noise gives me a headache. …
- Written by Karim N from Calgary
23 of 25 people found this useful
Tons of performance!
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 Rusty H from San Francisco
13 of 16 people found this useful
Glad I bought this!!
Maybe a bit pricey and doesn't support NAS.. But overall, it is quiet and fast with the latest thunderbolt2. The customer service Maybe a bit pricey and doesn't support NAS.. But overall, it is quiet and fast with the latest thunderbolt2. The customer service from Promise is excellent! Easy to setup and ease of used. …
- Written by Yee Khiong C from Killara
Versatile, quick, easy to use!
Used as a large volume storage device for images and virtual machines. We share the unit between multiple MacPro's running often W Used as a large volume storage device for images and virtual machines. We share the unit between multiple MacPro's running often Windows 8.1 and OSX simultaneously. I can't say enough about the ease in setting this up. Multiple OS's and VM's can read and write large volumes without a glitch. Obviously Thunderbolt 2 makes all of this possible, but Promise does a great job with an easy to understand and use interface. No one seems to have a complaint about any noise as I've seen mentioned by others. Dealing with a noisey LaCie in the past, I think this is an improvement. Perhaps that depends on the office setting and purpose? We pretty much are impressed by the speed alone. This is a huge improvement over what we have deployed in the past. …
- Written by Ryan H from Trenton
1 of 1 people found this useful
Quite as a mouse. Took only minutes to setup. I transferred a terabyte of data in less than 6 minutes. Holy cow how did I live wit Quite as a mouse. Took only minutes to setup. I transferred a terabyte of data in less than 6 minutes. Holy cow how did I live without this. I no longer need to worry about crushing my flash hard drive with massive movie, photo, and music files. …
- Written by William M from WAYNESVILLE
2 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can the PROMISE Pegasus2 R8 32TB (8 x 4TB) Thunderbolt 2 RAID System be connected into a local ethernet network to be shared off multiple computers?
- Asked by Terry H from Monash
Yes it is. You can share this storage like any external drive.
- Answered by Victor G from Ivanteevka
Is it easily portable? I need to work from two locations - 70 miles apart. I would not want a NAS because of the small bandwidth and transfer cost.
- Asked by Nicole S from Westmount
Depends on what you mean by portable. It's pretty big and pretty heavy but is transportable ( as opp Depends on what you mean by portable. It's pretty big and pretty heavy but is transportable ( as opposed to portable) …
- Answered by David M from Kissimmee
Can this drive be used by two computers at the same time
- Asked by Jason S from Bowling Green
Very unlikely. But if both computers have Mac OS X 10.9, you may want to connect the iMac to the Mac Very unlikely. But if both computers have Mac OS X 10.9, you may want to connect the iMac to the Mac Pro using a Thunderbolt cable, and create a Thunderbolt network bridge. Then, you connect the drive to the Mac Pro and share the drive with this network.
If you do not need the speed, you can buy a NAS instead. …
- Answered by Tommy R from Montreal
can this be hooked up to a network
- Asked by Peter H from Toronto
Yes and no. It's not an "NAS" (Network Attached Storage) device, so it can't just be connected dire Yes and no. It's not an "NAS" (Network Attached Storage) device, so it can't just be connected directly to the network. But you can attach it to any Mac and turn on File Sharing in System Preferences and the drive will then be available to other computers on the network. …
- Answered by Larry Y from San Jose
What RAID configuration does it ship with?
- Asked by Rex W from Rexburg