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Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array

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Product Highlights

  • Includes 6 x 2TB SATA HDDs
  • 12TB Storage Capacity
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • 6 Hot-Swappable Drive Bays
  • Pre-Configured in RAID 5 Mode
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50
  • Compatible with Time Machine in OS X
  • Mac Compatible
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Capacity: 12TB

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The Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 is a Thunderbolt 2 RAID storage array designed for simultaneous streaming, editing, and backup of high-resolution videos and large multimedia files. This storage array's Thunderbolt 2 interface offers high-speed connectivity. The Pegasus2 R6 stores up to 12TB of data spread across six 2TB 7200 rpm SATA drives. Actual storage capacity will differ according to the RAID configuration. These drives are hot-swappable for easy access and come pre-configured in RAID 5 mode, which is optimized for data protection, capacity, and performance. RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and 50 are also supported; each level offers configuration options for capacity, data protection, redundancy, and speed.

The Pegasus2 R6 storage array has dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, one port for direct system attachment and another port for daisy-chaining up to 6 Thunderbolt 2 devices. This storage is formatted in the HFS+ file system for Mac and is compatible with Time Machine in OS X, which automatically backs up your entire Mac system.

Thunderbolt 2
The Pegasus2's Thunderbolt 2 interface is sufficient for handling and accelerating 3D or 4K (UHD) workflows. Thunderbolt 2 uses the same cable as the previous generation but has double the available bandwidth for a maximum throughput of 20Gb/s.
4K Workflows
The bandwidth of Thunderbolt 2 and the Pegasus2 is designed to give professionals the ability to edit and view live 4K streams while backing up the same file to a single or daisy-chained Pegasus2 storage array system.
UPC: 704118095735
Capacity 12 TB
Ports 2 x Thunderbolt 2
Bays 6 x 3.5" SATA Drive Bays
Transfer Rate Not Specified By Manufacturer
Array Type Direct Attached Storage
RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50
Daisy Chain Up to six Thunderbolt 2 devices
System Requirements Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher
Dimensions (HxWxL) 9.9 x 9.6 x 7.3" (25.1 x 24.4 x 18.5 cm)
Weight 20.1 lb (9.1 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 25.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.5 x 15.2 x 12.2"
Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array
  • Thunderbolt Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Promise Technology12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array
     
    4.8

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast connection (10)
    • Quiet (8)
    • Reliable (8)
    • Durable (5)
    • Versatile (5)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large projects (10)
    • Multimedia (10)
    • Back-up (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (8), Multimedia professional (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (7), Personal (5)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (12)

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    5.0

    Very helpfull with data managment for mo

    By Jose Pedroza

    from Mexico City

    About Me Multimedia Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Connectivity
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Multimedia

      Comments about Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array:

      It was very helpfull doing the data managment for a long documentary film we shot reciently with 2.5k black magic format, so we create a lot of material, so this thing help us a lot

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      Great Quality Drive

      By Maria

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Fast Connectivity
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Large Projects
        • Multimedia

        Comments about Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array:

        I've been working with these drives for over 6 months now and I love them. They are very fast and haven't given me any problems yet.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Slick, clean and quiet

        By Chris

        from Germany

        Comments about Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array:

        Promise is a good name as his device looks great and just implies confidence iand reliability right out of the box. Superbly well packed, my Pegasus was ready to go despite whatever it may hav experienced along its travels. A nice surprise was the inclusion of a thunderbolt cable which I was led to believe was not included. The device is painless to set up and immediately began its initialization process without a hitch. Promise really has a winner here with a quiet running solid platform for one's irreplaceable data. B&H gets special mention as a vendor, I was amazed first by the competitive price and then how they practically beamed this device to my overseas office. B&H's rapid order processing and shipping beats th competition hands down!

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        5.0

        Great product so far!

        By andoano

        from Corona, CA

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Large Projects
          • Multimedia

          Comments about Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array:

          I've only used this for two Weeks now, but thus far this has been great. Mind you I was using a hard drive with USB 2 prior to this, so pretty much anything now would be better than what I had. This unit is pretty quiet, it does transfer data really quick, and the design looks clean. Easy to set up. It's actually enjoyable using my iTunes and iPhoto now since things pull up quickly, transfer quickly and can be searched quickly. Final cut seems to have no problems, although I'm only using standard HD content at this point. Haven't ventured into the 4k stuff yet.
          If you have the funds for something as simple as hard drive, this is a great product.
          They should however have added a longer thunderbolt cable... the one that comes with it is really short.

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          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          High quality storage solution

          By Dave H

          from Boston

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fast Connectivity
          • Quiet
          • Reliable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Large Projects

            Comments about Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array:

            Pricy but solid and fast. Chose it over less expensive brand that comes with lower grade drives installed. I like knowing that my photos are well protected and that I won't run out of space any time soon. Good speed connected by Thunderbolt 1 for now but plan to go to Thunderbolt 2 soon. I am running it in the pre-configured RAID 5 mode and backup to smaller USB3 drives that I store off-site.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Very fast and works well with Mac Pro

            By Niels

            from Mountain View, CA

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Projects
              • Multimedia

              Comments about Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array:

              I had an older Pegasus Raid that would cause new Mac Pros to fail on wake up. The Pegasus2 R6 works great even when the Mac goes to sleep. All my programs, e.g. Nuke, FCPX, etc. keep working after wake up. Data transfer with Thunderbolt2 is also super fast.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Upgrade from R4

              By Kundog

              from MN

              Comments about Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array:

              What a pleasant result, faster and bigger. I'd do it again tomorrow

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              5.0

              Unbelievably fast

              By Jake Fantom

              from Charlottesville, VA

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast Connectivity
              • Great Support
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Projects
                • Multimedia

                Comments about Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array:

                I just transferred 20 Gb of video files from my hard drive to the Pegasus in under one minute. The same transfer via USB 2 took about twenty minutes. So this drive does what it claims. Another plus, using RAID 5 (which is how the drives are configured when they arrive) you only lose one drive's worth of space for the RAID data protection. So the 12 TB drive yields 10 TB of actual capacity -- with data protection. The only small glitch was that when the drive arrived, it had a tendency to eject itself momentarily when the computer woke from sleep. This was corrected with a quick firmware update -- no problems since then. Support staff is very quick to respond and quite professional. I'm very pleased with this purchase.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                As Expected, Ridiculously Fast

                By Amudgarden

                from Phoenix, MD

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Fast Connectivity
                • Quiet
                • Reliable
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array:

                    Owned this for a few months now (purchased it with my Mac Pro), and it is incredibly fast. I have it set up in a RAID 5 config, so I imagine it would be even a bit quicker at RAID 0.

                    It was essentially plug and play...the setup wizard in the software created the RAID 5 config in seconds. Using blackmagic, it consistently tests at just over 1200 MB/s.

                    I use it as my primary drive to house pictures and video...including my Lightroom library. All of my PS editing takes place on files located on this drive. So far, not a single hiccup when accessing this drive from either LR or PS. It clones once a night to a second P2 R6...that process is screaming fast. Even after a day of uploading 100 Gigs, this thing backs up in seconds. Incredible.

                    It has performed every bit as well as I hoped and expected. It's expensive for the average hobbyist...but for a pro photographer who can afford it, the P2 R6 will help streamline your post processing efficiency.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Quality

                    By Andrew

                    from Boone, NC

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Fast Connectivity
                    • Quiet
                    • Reliable
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Projects
                      • Multimedia

                      Comments about Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array:

                      I use this RAID for video editing applications. It's quiet, reliable and smart. Wonderful machine. The connection is super-fast.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      flawless and fast

                      By Mike

                      from Annapolis, MD

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast Connectivity
                      • Quiet
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Projects
                        • Multimedia

                        Comments about Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array:

                        Easy set up although it takes many (7 or 8) hours to first synchronize. Extremely fast. I use it for storing and editing media (hobbyist). Very quiet.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Fast & quiet, excellent product!

                        By txsbaker

                        from Willis, TX

                        About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast Connectivity
                        • Quiet
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Large Projects
                          • Multimedia

                          Comments about Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array:

                          I've used a Pegasus R4 in a 10+ user CAD and document file sharing environment for a few years. I've been very impressed with its speed and consistency. It just works. I've used other Promise tech and various other brands of large-format storage for many applications over the years, but Promise has always proven to be the best. So when I needed a RAID solution for my own video editing and graphics design business, the first place I went was to the Pegasus2. What can I say but the Promise is true. I'm very pleased with the unit so far, and I would certainly recommend them to anyone who needs fast, quiet, and reliable TB2 storage.

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                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          4.0

                          RAIDical

                          By techweenie

                          from Saint Louis, MO

                          About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Fast Connectivity

                          Cons

                          • Expensive

                          Best Uses

                          • Large Projects
                          • Multimedia

                          Comments about Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array:

                          I use for tons of various types of media, video, photo, LOTS of stuff. It's amazing what kind of data rate you can get through that little bitty cable, especially with a thunderbolt 2 capable computer. It's easy to set up, take it out of the box (actually the hardest part), plug it in, hook to computer, then seven hours later the default array is set up. The software provides lots of options if you want to change it. The down side of course is the price.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          4.0

                          RAIDical

                          By Techweenie

                          from Saint Louis, Mo

                          Comments about Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array:

                          Wow, amazing performance through that teenie weenie little cable. Plug it in hook to computer, and 7 hours later (auto configuration) you have 10 terabytes of incredibly fast bulk storage running raid5. It's quiet, rather unobtrusive, and no glitches so far- very early days. I wish it would come with a 2 meter cable instead of a one. If you wanna mess around with the configuration and stuff, the software is apparently there to do all sorts of stuff. But the default out of the box works for me.

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                          4.0

                          Not as speedy as I'd hoped so far.

                          By amudgarden

                          from Phoenix,MD

                          Comments about Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array:

                          I owned one Pegasus R6 for about a year prior to this purchase. I currently own a late model iMac but bought the new Pegasus2 as I am awaiting a new Mac Pro. The old Pegasus regularly attains consistent benchmark times of around 500MB/sec with Blackmagic testing. The new Pegasus so far has only chalked up scores around 300 MB/sec (using thunderbolt 1 on the iMac).

                          I'm hoping that once the new R6 is hooked up to the new Mac Pro and Thunderbolt 2 it's performance will increase significantly. The unit is quiet and blends into my desktop peripherals nicely.

                          That issue aside, the product works flawlessly and was easy to set up. Software works exactly like it did for the old Pegasus...intuitive and smooth.

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                          4.0

                          Impressed so far...

                          By bk

                          from United States

                          About Me Multimedia Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Fast Connectivity
                          • Quiet
                          • Reliable
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Large Projects
                            • Multimedia

                            Comments about Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array:

                            Quiet operation. Comes configured with RAID 5, initial overnight optimization recommended before you load data. Professional utility software to manage the system rounds out the best qualities.

                            Gut check on the performance seems adequate so far. Prior experience with other legacy Prommise products leads me to believe this is a smart purchase.

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                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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