Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array

Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array

Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array


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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Promise Technology R6 overview

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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.
In the Box
Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array
  • Thunderbolt Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Promise Technology R6 specs

    Number of Bays 6 x 3.5"
    Connections 2 x Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt 2)
    Form Factor Desktop
    RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50
    OS Compatibility macOS 10.8.5 or Later
    Total Raw Capacity 12 TB (6 x 2 TB)
    Type Hard Disk Drive
    Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
    Initial RAID Configuration None
    Pre-Format None
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 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 R6 reviews

    12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 20.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Beware Had previous unit which completely failed immediately after recommended firmware upgrade. Tech support was totally useless and they have no repair facility for these units. I only purchased this new unit so I could move the previous drives to a new unit and saved the data (which worked). After data saved and put on another backup system the new unit is now being used as a doorstop (will never trust their product again).Happy to send copy of dialogue with tech support to document the above.
    Date published: 2016-07-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast & quiet, excellent product! 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.
    Date published: 2014-01-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Slick, clean and quiet 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!
    Date published: 2014-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pricey But Well Worth It! A serious amateur photographer shooting in RAW with a Nikon D4 I create a lot of pictures with file sizes ranging from 8 to 25megs each. Needless to say, they require a lot of storage space. The Pegasus2 R6 is an elegant solution. With a thunderbolt connection to my Mac Pro the speed is amazing-it's like working on your primary harddrive (the new Mac Pro has no harddrive bays). It is more expensive than other solutions, but the speed and reliability with built in RAID 5 technology makes it worth it to me. Set up was a snap--just plug it in and let it set itself up-in my case about 15 to 20 minutes.
    Date published: 2016-10-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not as speedy as I'd hoped so far. 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.
    Date published: 2014-01-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from As Expected, Ridiculously Fast 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.
    Date published: 2014-04-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievably fast 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.
    Date published: 2014-06-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet and Simple Been working with this product for 1 month. Having set up a full fiber-optic SAN at a previous job, It's crazy how easy this was to setup and begin using practically immediately. I am producing videos and needed a large enough solution to last for a few years to justify the amount spent, and this is perfect. It sits just next to me on the desktop and I can barely hear that it is even on. It also doesn't produce noticeable heat, which was a concern I had. I've looked through the tools it comes with, but I probably won't need to look at that again, as it's pre-formatted for just what I need with RAID-5. I've put all my files onto the Pegasus and have left just OS on my computer hard drive, and I have yet to notice an issue with speed. It follows the computer to sleep and wake up so I haven't needed to touch the thing since plugging it in. It also looks great.
    Date published: 2015-09-24
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