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The 24TB (6 x 4TB) Pegasus R6 6-Bay Storage Array from Promise Technology is a six bay storage array compatible with 3.5" hard drives. Each included 3.5" drive features a 7200rpm spindle speed and connects to the enclosure via an integrated SATA connection. The Pegasus Storage Array comes equipped with dual Thunderbolt ports allowing for daisy chaining to other Thunderbolt compatible devices along with data transfer speeds up to 800 MB/s. Once installed, the drives can be configured in a variety of RAID formats including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 and 10 providing the ability to arrange the drives for either speed or redundancy.
The Pegasus R6 provides a high performance hardware RAID solution unleashing the performance advantage of Thunderbolt technology. With over 800 MB/s throughput and 24TB storage capacity, the R6 is ideal for professional NLE digital media workstations, small server high demand direct attached storage (DAS), power users, or anyone who wants quiet, high-capacity external storage with fast performance and enterprise class RAID performance and data protection.
Thunderbolt connectivity delivers two channels of 10Gb/s (1.25GB/s) per port of enhanced performance. PCI Express (PCIe) expansion bus protocol is integrated with the DisplayPort protocol in a single cable for simultaneous data transmission and video output with no performance degradation. The huge bandwidth allows digital media professionals to edit HD video stored on the Pegasus with NLE software, improve workflow efficiency, and save time and money.
More Than Just Fast Performance
RAID 0 or striped RAID is used for multiple drive systems configured for speed, but this performance advantage is pointless if there is no way to deliver that performance at bus speed. Thunderbolt uses the widely used expansion bus standard PCI Express, to achieve I/O transfers of more than 800MB/s. This enhanced data connection capability of the RS delivers data throughput previously available exclusively to large enterprise storage. The result is that videographers can ingest, edit, and playback multiple streams of uncompressed HD (8-bit and 10-bit) video and graphic artists can manipulate and archive high resolution graphics on a system that can be easily carried to a shoot location.
Impressive Capacity for Massive Projects
The Pegasus R6 enables the amateur or professional, audio engineer, photographer, and post production engineer, a convenient, worry-free way to safely store massive projects, so you can devote more time to creativity. With up to 24TB of storage you benefit from an enormous amount of storage for even the biggest projects. If more data is needed you can daisy chain Pegasus enclosures for a nearly infinite amount of storage.
Enterprise Level RAID Protection
The Pegasus R6 features two Thunderbolt 10Gb/s bi-directional channels, and PROMISE enterprise-level RAID protection. Pegasus provides fast, safe and reliable external storage to protect your expanding library of music, photos, videos and other valuable data. Configure your Pegasus R6 to the RAID level that suits your needs; RAID 0 for extreme performance, or RAID 6 for data redundancy and performance (full data protection even if two disks fail), or anything in between.