Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array

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Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array
Key Features
  • Includes 6 x 2TB SATA HDDs
  • 12TB Storage Capacity
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • 6 Hot-Swappable Drive Bays
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.
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Promise Technology R6 Overview

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.

Promise Technology R6 Specs

General
Number of Bays6 x 3.5"
Connections2 x Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt 2 (20 Gb/s))
Form FactorDesktop
RAID ModesRAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.8.5 or Later
Drives
Total Raw Capacity12 TB (6 x 2 TB)
TypeHard Disk Drive
Rotational Speed7200 rpm
Initial RAID ConfigurationNone
Pre-FormatNone
Physical
Dimensions (W x H x D)9.9 x 9.6 x 7.3" / 25.1 x 24.4 x 18.5 cm
Weight20.1 lb / 9.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight25.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16.5 x 15.2 x 12.2"
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What is the read/write speed of this model running at RAID-0? I want to buy a working RAID running at RAID-0 and a backup RAID running at RAID-6.
Asked by: Adam P.
Preconfigured in Raid 5 (w/Blackmagic speed test) I got 828 write and 834 read. Once in Raid 10 (and walked through by tech support leaving all settings, sector sizes etc. in default) the test revealed 589 write and 629 read. I read in one of the reviews here that someone got 1,200 overall in Raid 5! I've got the latest Mac Pro w/processor 3.5 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5, Memory 64 GB 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC, Thunderbolt 2... Don't know how they got that speed... Also, sorry I didn't answer your question about Raid 0 or Raid 6 speed. I saw people chiming in otherwise, and noticed at the moment this is the only speed related post here.
Answered by: Daniel B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Is this compatible with PC?
Asked by: Anonymous
Promise currently has Windows 7, 8, and 10 drivers for the Pegasus2 R6.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Oops. Can I partition it into 3 separate spaces and keep the raid 5?
Asked by: Brad M.
The Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array will appear to the computer as one physical drive. It can be partitioned like any other external drive, keeping the RAID.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Is this RAID a hardware or software based RAID?
Asked by: Alex
hardware based raid within the unit, there is software to configure -- it has worked flawlessly for over a year
Answered by: Jon D.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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In an event of a drive failure. What can I use as a replacement?
Asked by: Scott P.
SCOTT - I don't know. I've had it for a few months now - works great, super fast, but no failures yet so I haven't had to deal with that issue. Mike
Answered by: Mike S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

spare disk ?
Asked by: jean-pierre h.
Yes, the Pegasus2 R6 supports spare disks to be set in the configuration software.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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