PROMISE Pegasus2 R6 18TB (6 x 3TB) Thunderbolt 2 RAID System
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.
Incredible 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 play back 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 SOHO
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 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 centre applications. 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 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.
Choice of raw capacities: Either 12TB (10TB pre-configured to RAID 5, pre-formatted with HFS+) or 18TB (15TB 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 10Gb/s Thunderbolt hosts and devices
What’s in the Box
Pegasus2 R6 Storage unit
12TB model has six 2TB 7200-rpm removable hard drives; 18TB model has six 3TB 7200-rpm removable hard drives
Quick start guide
Other Features: RAID support, Time Machine compatible
Connections: Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 2
Power: 78W max load (read and write); 55W idle mode
Power Source: External power supply
Height: 25.1 cm/9.88 in
Length: 25 cm/9.84 in
Width: 18.7 cm/7.36 in
Weight: 8.9 kg/19.6 lb
Operating System: OS X v10.8.5 or later (OS X Mavericks ready)
Connection: Available Thunderbolt port
UPC or EAN No.: 704118095841
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.
Answers from the community
Apple Support Says to never put FCP libraries on a RAID. So, why do these drives come that way and say they support FCP?
- Asked by Joseph F from Citrus Heights
- on 21 Feb, 2014
Can two MacBook Pros with Retina Display access / work with the stored content at the same time?
- Asked by Paul P from Ottawa
- on 24 Jun, 2014
You can't direct connect two MacBook Pros to the same thunderbolt drive. However, you can have one M You can't direct connect two MacBook Pros to the same thunderbolt drive. However, you can have one MacBook Pro share the Pegasus2 data with the 2nd MacBook Pro over ethernet. The first MacBook Pro would act as a file server and provide a share point that many computers can access.
- Answered by Joseph A from Deerfield Beach
- on 15 Jul, 2014
can i hook up old drobo with usb only to pegasus and daisy chain
- Asked by Debra K from Delaware
- on 22 Jan, 2015
Nope. You can only daily chain via thunderbolt / thunderbolt 2. Sub doesn't have bandwidth, and the Nope. You can only daily chain via thunderbolt / thunderbolt 2. Sub doesn't have bandwidth, and the ports are not designed for this.
- Answered by Fred F from Overland Park
- on 24 Jan, 2015
If the Pegasus itself dies, can the (hopefully good) drives be plopped into another Pegasus and work from where they left off?
- Asked by Dimitri B from Los Angeles
- on 22 Nov, 2014
That depends on the nature of the failure. I suspect if the Pegasus unit fails, you are in serious That depends on the nature of the failure. I suspect if the Pegasus unit fails, you are in serious trouble, and should NOT depend on the internal drives. Numerous read / write errors, RAID integrity, or other anomalies one would expect with a controller failure would likely be present. I backup my Pegasus using Carbon Copy Cloner with Incremental backups nightly to a Big USB Drive for this reason.
- Answered by Fred F from Overland Park
- on 27 Nov, 2014
Can this be configured by Apple as Raid 6?
- Asked by Fred F from Overland Park
- on 21 Dec, 2013