PROMISE Pegasus2 R8 32TB (8 by 4TB) Thunderbolt 2 RAID System
PROMISE Pegasus2 R8 32TB (8 by 4TB) Thunderbolt 2 RAID System
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.
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. 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 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 (21TB pre-configured to RAID 5, pre-formatted with HFS+) or 32TB of raw capacity (28TB pre-configured to RAID 5, pre-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 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?
Pegasus2 R8 Storage unit
24TB model has eight 3TB 7200-rpm removable hard drives; 32TB has eight 4TB 7200-rpm removable hard drives)
Quick start guide
Other Features: RAID support, Time Machine compatible
Connections: Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 2
Power Source: External power supply
Height: 12.2 in./31 cm
Length: 9.84 in./25 cm
Width: 7.36 in./18.7 cm
Weight: 25 lb./11.2 kg
Requirements Operating System: OS X v10.8.5 or later (OS X Mavericks ready)
Connection: Available Thunderbolt port
Mfr. Part Number: F40PR8P09100000
UPC or EAN No.: 704118099405
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.
Answers from the community
Can this drive be used by two computers at the same time
- Asked by Jason S from Bowling Green
- on Sep 1, 2016
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.
- Written by Tommy R from Montreal
- on May 2, 2016
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
- on Jun 1, 2015
Not directly - the drive is not a NAS system it has no independent ethernet or wireless interfaces. Not directly - the drive is not a NAS system it has no independent ethernet or wireless interfaces. The only way you can share it is to share it through the Computing device i.e. macbook, mac pro, imac that it is connected to.
3 Answers(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?)
- Written by Andrew C from Ely
- on Aug 14, 2016
What RAID configuration does it ship with?
- Asked by Rex W from Rexburg
- on Jul 14, 2014
It comes configured with RAID 5
- Written by Joseph A from Deerfield Beach
- on Mar 29, 2016
How closely matched does a replacement drive have to be? Can a drive be identical in size but different speed (access time / rpm)?
- Asked by Michael O from Fairfield
- on Apr 4, 2016
Being as this is either configured as RAID 5 (factory) or RAID 6 (user) you need to make sure that t Being as this is either configured as RAID 5 (factory) or RAID 6 (user) you need to make sure that the drives are identical. Using non spec, non enterprise grade drives compromises the integrity of the RAID. Using a RAID 5 configuration, you can rebuild the RAID if one disk fails. It takes about a day to rebuild the RAID. If you lose another drive while rebuilding the RAID, ALL of the data is lost. RAID 6 allows for a 2 drive failure, at the expense of capacity. The best bet is to order replacement drives from Promise.
- Written by Anthony A from Loveland
- on Apr 7, 2016
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
- on May 1, 2015
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)
2 Answers(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.)
- Written by David M from Kissimmee
- on May 1, 2015
can this be hooked up to a network
- Asked by Peter H from Toronto
- on Mar 5, 2015
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.
- Written by Larry Y from San Jose
- on Jun 18, 2015