PROMISE Pegasus2 R4 12TB (4 by 3TB) Thunderbolt 2 RAID System

  • Overview

    The premier storage choice for creative audio/video professionals and multimedia enthusiasts around the globe, the PROMISE Pegasus2 now can deliver even faster performance with the new 20 Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 technology, while assuring enterprise-class reliability and ease of use. The Pegasus2 R4 8TB RAID system offers an easy entry point into the Thunderbolt 2- based storage family.

    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 alike to experience new capabilities with ease. Final Cut professionals can ingest, edit, and playback 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 solution for home use

    Fast, safe, and reliable external storage is essential when protecting your valuable files such as music, photos, and videos. The hardware RAID capabilities of the Pegasus2 family protects all of the memories that were meant to last a lifetime that could be impacted from single drive failures, while simultaneously providing data protection and high reliability. The Pegasus2 family provides fast performance for popular applications such as iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Photoshop, and media center applications. Backup 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 pre-configured 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 SOHO and 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

    12TB of raw capacity (9 TB configured RAID 5, 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

    Four hot-swappable bays for effortless drive access and serviceability

    Built-in Promise Utility for systems management and advanced settings

    Backward compatible with 10 Gb/s Thunderbolt hosts and devices

    Did You Notice?

    Pegasus2 systems come pre-configured straight out of the box—so you can just plug in and start using them.

    Apple Recommends For

    Take advantage of 20 Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 performance for creative audio/video projects on your Mac Pro.

    What’s in the Box

    PROMISE Pegasus2 R4 Storage unit

    Four 3TB 7200-rpm drives

    Thunderbolt cable

    Power cable

    Quick start guide

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: RAID support, Time Machine compatible

    Connections: Thunderbolt

    Power: 78W max load (read and write); 55W idle mode

    Power Source: External power supply

    Height: 7.56 in./19.2 cm

    Length: 9.84 in./25 cm

    Width: 7.36 in./18.7 cm

    Weight: 15.3 lb./6.9 kg

    System Requirements

    Operating System: OS X v10.8.5 or later (OS X Mavericks ready)

    Connection: Available Thunderbolt port

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: F40SR4R00000000

    UPC or EAN No.: 704118106158

    Warranty

    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; extended warranty options are available, please contact Promise for details.

  • 3.0 Average
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Best Prosumer RAID on the market

      Sorry Joseph L from Colorado Springs that you have a poor experience with this RAID, but the fault that you lost everything is upon you, not the RAID box. Lear Sorry Joseph L from Colorado Springs that you have a poor experience with this RAID, but the fault that you lost everything is upon you, not the RAID box. Learn how to use RAIDs correctly for their given purpose. I have two R4s, eleven R6s and three R8s, never have a box fail. Sure, had plenty of drives fail, but not a box, and have always been able to rebuild the RAID without any data loss. I use these boxes every day (I work in film and TV production) and highly recommend them.

      • Written by Scott H from BEAUMONT

      5 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best Prosumer RAID on the market

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      It's supposed to be a way to safely store info, but it lost mine

      About 6 months after the warranty expired, it ruined everything for me. Suddenly no Mac can see the drive. Unfortunately for me, I had stored all my User info o About 6 months after the warranty expired, it ruined everything for me. Suddenly no Mac can see the drive. Unfortunately for me, I had stored all my User info on mine running as a RAID 5. I thought that would be safer than leaving my user files on the internal drive. Not so, because now I can't log into my Mac Pro using my account at all. I had to set up a new account to even log in to try to repair the disk. It would finally show up in Disk Utility after several hours but then it said it couldn't be repaired. Finally it let me see the contents, and if I had another Drive just like this full of new HD's to copy all my data to, maybe I could salvage my info. As it stands I would need to spend $1,500 to get the same amount of storage to transfer it over to. I've tried everything. I can't access any of my time capsule backups. Basically, I put my trust in Raid 5 on this and it completely failed to protect me from anything. Ion fact the cause of all my problems appears to be a hardware issue with the Pegasus 2 R4 and it has wasted so far four days of time trouble shooting and doing without my files.

      • Written by Joseph L from Colorado Springs

      15 of 35 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?It's supposed to be a way to safely store info, but it lost mine

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Best Prosumer RAID on the market

      Sorry Joseph L from Colorado Springs that you have a poor experience with this RAID, but the fault that you lost everything is upon you, not the RAID box. Lear Sorry Joseph L from Colorado Springs that you have a poor experience with this RAID, but the fault that you lost everything is upon you, not the RAID box. Learn how to use RAIDs correctly for their given purpose. I have two R4s, eleven R6s and three R8s, never have a box fail. Sure, had plenty of drives fail, but not a box, and have always been able to rebuild the RAID without any data loss. I use these boxes every day (I work in film and TV production) and highly recommend them.

      • Written by Scott H from BEAUMONT

      5 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best Prosumer RAID on the market

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      It's supposed to be a way to safely store info, but it lost mine

      About 6 months after the warranty expired, it ruined everything for me. Suddenly no Mac can see the drive. Unfortunately for me, I had stored all my User info o About 6 months after the warranty expired, it ruined everything for me. Suddenly no Mac can see the drive. Unfortunately for me, I had stored all my User info on mine running as a RAID 5. I thought that would be safer than leaving my user files on the internal drive. Not so, because now I can't log into my Mac Pro using my account at all. I had to set up a new account to even log in to try to repair the disk. It would finally show up in Disk Utility after several hours but then it said it couldn't be repaired. Finally it let me see the contents, and if I had another Drive just like this full of new HD's to copy all my data to, maybe I could salvage my info. As it stands I would need to spend $1,500 to get the same amount of storage to transfer it over to. I've tried everything. I can't access any of my time capsule backups. Basically, I put my trust in Raid 5 on this and it completely failed to protect me from anything. Ion fact the cause of all my problems appears to be a hardware issue with the Pegasus 2 R4 and it has wasted so far four days of time trouble shooting and doing without my files.

      • Written by Joseph L from Colorado Springs

      15 of 35 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?It's supposed to be a way to safely store info, but it lost mine

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