Promise Technology 24TB Pegasus2 R8 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array

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Promise Technology 24TB Pegasus2 R8 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array
Key Features
  • Includes 8 x 3TB SATA HDDs
  • 24TB Storage Capacity
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • 8 Hot-Swappable Drive Bays
The Promise Technology 24TB Pegasus2 R8 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 R8 stores up to 24TB of data spread across eight 3TB 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, 50, and 60 are also supported; each level offers configuration options for capacity, data protection, redundancy, and speed.
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Promise Technology R8 Overview

The Promise Technology 24TB Pegasus2 R8 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 R8 stores up to 24TB of data spread across eight 3TB 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, 50, and 60 are also supported; each level offers configuration options for capacity, data protection, redundancy, and speed.

The Pegasus2 R8 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 R8 Specs

General
Number of Bays8 x 3.5"
Connections2 x Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt 2 (20 Gb/s))
Form FactorDesktop
RAID ModesRAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.8.5 or Later
Drives
Total Raw Capacity24 TB (8 x 3 TB)
TypeHard Disk Drive
Rotational Speed7200 rpm
Initial RAID ConfigurationNone
Pre-FormatNone
Physical
Dimensions (W x H x D)12.2 x 9.6 x 7.3" / 31 x 24.4 x 18.5 cm
Weight24.2 lb / 11 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight30.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.2 x 16.2 x 12"
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Can this RAID be used horizontally?
Asked by: aaron
Yes, the box can be used laying on its side. However I would not turn it while it's powered on.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2019-12-23

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how much space is available on a 24 TB Raid Array?
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21 TB
Answered by: William B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Can this be upgraded, over time to a 48TB raid 5?
Asked by: John O.
I do not know the answer to that. If I were contemplating this, then I would contact Promise directly. It may even be in their FAQs, which were pretty good at the time I looked.
Answered by: William H.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Can my computer (Mac) put the drive to sleep mode when Put hard disks to sleep when possible is selected?
Asked by: William B.
Yes, but it is quite annoying because it makes you wait until it wakes up in the middle of working if you take too long to access a file. But ultimately you might need that feature....
Answered by: BARBARA M. V.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Where can I purchase a spare, matching HD to have as a backup in case I need to rebuild as result from a single drive failure? I'd like to have one or two matching, bare-bones hard-drives in reserve so I could immediately begin a RAID re-build if necessary. 'Wouldn't want to have to hunt down a spare drive online and wait for it be shipped/delivered before I could even start re-building the RAID...
Asked by: Ron J.
Can my computer (Mac) put the drive to sleep mode when Put hard disks to sleep when possible is selected?
Answered by: William B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Can you buy just the enclosure?
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Yes on some sites.
Answered by: Pericles L.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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