Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R4 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array

Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R4 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array

Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R4 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array

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Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R4 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array

Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R4 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array

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Product Highlights

  • Includes 4 x 3TB SATA HDDs
  • 12TB Storage Capacity
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • 4 Hot-Swappable Drive Bays
  • Pre-Configured in RAID 5 Mode
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
  • Compatible with Time Machine in OS X
  • Mac Compatible
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Promise Technology R4 overview

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The Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R4 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 R4 stores up to 12TB of data spread across four 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, and 10 are also supported; each level offers configuration options for capacity, data protection, redundancy, and speed.

The Pegasus2 R4 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 R4 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array
  • Thunderbolt Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Promise Technology R4 specs

    General
    Number of Bays 4 x 3.5"
    Connections 2 x Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt 2)
    Form Factor Desktop
    RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
    OS Compatibility macOS 10.8.5 or Later
    Drives
    Total Raw Capacity 12 TB (4 x 3 TB)
    Type Hard Disk Drive
    Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
    Initial RAID Configuration None
    Pre-Format None
    Electrical
    Security
    Physical
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 7.5 x 9.6 x 7.3" / 19.1 x 24.4 x 18.5 cm
    Weight 15.0 lb / 6.8 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 19.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.0 x 13.0 x 11.5"

    Promise Technology R4 reviews

    12TB Pegasus2 R4 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bad initial experience becomes a very positive end result! This review is in two parts, the bad and the good. The Pegasus2 arrived and in less than a week, 3 of the 4 Toshiba 3TB drives failed emitting a constant annoying noise. I panicked and called Promise Technology (finding their phone number on their website was not easy!!!) and now for the positive: the support staff was very helpful, guiding me through the steps to receive the replacement drives and returning the failed drives. Once I received the replacement drives, another support person was VERY helpful setting up the Pegasus2 with the new drives. Everything is now working as it should. It's good to know they will help with any problems with the product you may encounter.
    Date published: 2016-09-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Company for my Mac World Promise Technology has produced a solidly built, incredibly reliable product that works right out the box with my Mac. It provides seamless integration and more than sufficient storage for my photographic, music and video files as well as room for Time Machine backups without compromise. It is incredibly fast through its Thunderbolt connectivity and is as quiet as a mouse. This is my second Promise Pegasus RAID device, the first one purchased over one year ago, and I am extremely satisfied with both. Not much more that I can say about a great product!
    Date published: 2016-04-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Killer Thunderbolt Solution This is the second Pegasus RAID that I've purchased as storage for Mac servers. The first is still performing perfectly after a year. The Thunderbolt speed is phenomenal, well worth the extra price. I found the Promise Utility to be easy to use. The Pegasus itself was ready for action after a short conditioning cycle, giving me 9 usable Terabytes of storage space in a RAID5 configuration. The users have remarked on how much faster files open and save from the new volume, so I highly recommend this solution.
    Date published: 2016-06-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would buy Pegasus Storage drives again This is my second Pegasus Storage array (the first was an 8TB one). Package comes with the a thunderbolt cable, power chord and is incredibly simple to setup. I'm daisy chaining this one into my old one and they both work perfectly. The fan noise is minimal and they take up very little space. Once the room on this one fills up, I'll most likely stick w/ Pegasus as I've never had any issue with their products.
    Date published: 2017-03-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Brilliant RAID solution I have 2 of the these RAID arrays... Each set up as RAID5 with a designated spare drive, allowing for 6TB of storage space. The first device serves as an external media drive, and the 2nd as a mirrored backup. In an era of data insecurity I am reassured to have a private backup system that is virtually fail proof.
    Date published: 2016-03-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plug & Play Solution for Small Marketing Team Using as a Mac file server attached to a 2.6Ghz Mac Mini with 16GB RAM. Seemless solution for a small marketing team of 4-5 people working from both Mac and PC. Highly recommended setup.
    Date published: 2018-05-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from amazing file copy speed 20 gb/min write speed. simply incredible to watch. when backing up a shoot, this does a 64gb card in 2 minutes - feels like the future.
    Date published: 2016-02-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great, very easy to install on my Imac Incredibly fast on large files, I love it, should have purchase a long time ago. Great service from B&H as well!
    Date published: 2016-09-29
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