Promise Technology Pegasus3 R8 Mac Edition 32TB 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array (8 x 4TB)

Promise Technology Pegasus3 R8 Mac Edition 32TB 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array (8 x 4TB)

Promise Technology Pegasus3 R8 Mac Edition 32TB 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array (8 x 4TB)

Promise Technology Pegasus3 R8 Mac Edition 32TB 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array (8 x 4TB)

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  • 8 x 4TB 3.5" SATA Hard Drives
  • 8 x 3.5" Drive Bays
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 Ports
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 & JBOD
  • Preconfigured in RAID 5
  • Hardware RAID Controller
  • Supports Dual 4K Displays
  • Supports One 5K Display
  • Includes Thunderbolt 3 Cable
  • Compatible with macOS 10.12
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Promise Technology R8 overview

  • 1Description

Designed to work with today's Thunderbolt 3 desktops and laptops running macOS 10.12 and later, the Pegasus3 R8 Mac Edition 32TB 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array from Promise Technology is well-suited for backing up creative projects and digital libraries, as well as the simultaneous streaming, editing, and backup of 4K video. It can also perform tasks such as loading large files and databases, archiving images and important data, processing surveillance data, and backing up huge data sets. It offers up to 32TB of storage split over eight hot-swappable 4TB 3.5" hard drives, each of which utilizes one of the array's eight drive bays. The array itself is equipped with two 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 ports, allowing users to daisy chain additional peripherals, such as dual 4K or 5K displays.

The Pegasus3 R8 comes preconfigured in RAID 5 and supports a variety of hardware-controlled RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60, each of which offers speed, data redundancy, or a combination of both. For those who do not require a RAID, JBOD is also available. Please be aware that RAID 0 does not support hot-swapping. Included is a 3.3' 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 cable and a power adapter. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty, with 24/7 web and chat support also being available. Also included is a free license of ChronoSync Pegasus Edition Backup Software for macOS.

General Features

8-bay hardware RAID enclosure
32TB (8 x 4TB) model offers capacity in a compact desktop footprint
Supports maximum throughput allowed by Thunderbolt 3 interface
Expand storage capacity and backup for workstations
Supports simultaneous streaming, editing, and backup of 4K video
Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy-chaining
Hot-swappable drive bays for drive access and serviceability
Massive storage capacity for backing up creative projects and digital libraries
Helps users build an end-to-end 4K workflow environment
Includes a 3.3' 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 cable
UPC: 704118113057
In the Box
Promise Technology Pegasus3 R8 Mac Edition 32TB 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array (8 x 4TB)
  • 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 Cable (3.3' / 1.0m)
  • Free License of ChronoSync Pegasus Edition Backup Software for macOS
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Promise Technology R8 specs

    Number of Bays 8 x 3.5"
    Connections 2 x USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gb/s))
    Compatible Drive Interface SATA (Unspecified Version)
    Form Factor Desktop
    RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60, JBOD
    Hot-Swap Support Yes
    Operating System Support macOS/OS X
    OS Compatibility macOS 10.12
    Total Raw Capacity 32 TB (8 x 4 TB)
    Type Hard Disk Drive
    Interface SATA
    Initial RAID Configuration RAID 5
    Pre-Format HFS+
    Power Source Internal Power Supply
    Cable Length 3.28' / 1.0 m
    Status Monitoring LED Indicator
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 7.3 x 12.2 x 9.6" / 18.5 x 31.0 x 24.4 cm
    Weight 24.2 lb / 11 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 33.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.5 x 16.5 x 12.1"

    Promise Technology R8 reviews

    Pegasus3 R8 Mac Edition 32TB 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array (8 x 4TB) is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from a nightmare I purchased this product to replace a Pegasus R6 i have had for years and liked immensely. The R3 32TB drive arrived, looked beautiful and ran very quietly. All went well for 3 days or so when it began causing my computer to reboot itself even while i was working on the machine (a 27' iMac late 2012 version). I then set the array up to run on a new 13 MacBook Pro laptop with touch bar. The same thing happened. If i disconnected the drive both computers were fine. If i booted into safe boot mode both computers were fine. I worked with Promise Technology's support, who i have found in the past very helpful, and they couldn't solve the problem. To their credit, they escalated the issue to a higher support level who tried to reproduce the problem but could not. I contacted Apple support and was escalated to the enterprise team that took hours working with me. They read kernel logs (the problem in a technical sense was a kernel panic). Their impression was that no extension to the kernel was loading to cause the problem but seemed to occur during a machine check of the RAID drive. No resolution was found. In any event i am lucky enough to be able to return the device to B&H. My problem might have been an isolated incident, but if you buy this array set it up and try it immediately before the return warranty with B&H expires.
    Date published: 2017-01-04
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Couldn't get to run right on a 2014 MacPro We own quite a few Pegasus R2's and they have been flawless. The Pegasus R3 caused our MacPro's to constantly shut down. Even updating the firmware and running the new Promise application, this unit wouldn't work. This would cause everything on Thunderbolt to crash and a red light would come on the MacPro (even using the Apple Thunderbolt 2 to 3 adapter). B&H was great and accepted the return. Love B&H for taking care of us...thanks!
    Date published: 2018-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great drive! Perfect for future proofing your workflow. Promise makes good stuff. The team I am a part of now own three 32TB Pegasus raids. Two are the older Pegasus2 raids- which as the name suggests, run off of thunderbolt 2. We all work on Mac Pro trash cans, which only come with Thunderbolt2 ports, which is a perfect match for the Pegasus2 raids. Seeing the Pegasus3 raids come out, for not much more than the 2s cost, we wanted to try and future proof our storage and speeds. The Pegasus3 raids are run only via Thunderbolt3, the USBc cords with the lightning bolt on it. Reading around, I did see some mixed info about the backwards compatability of a TB3 drive on a machine that does not have a TB3 port... but talking to Promise support, we were told it would work using the Thunderbolt2 to Thunderbolt3 converter made by Apple. Long story shortened, we bought the drive and the adapter, it showed up, I plugged it into my computer... and nothing. I Tried another thunderbolt cable, and nothing. Read into the packaging materials and found a quick start guide that clearly stated on the top that this drive is NOT backwards compatible, and I was not a happy camper. I contacted Promise again, and in about 30 seconds the specialist asked if I had downloaded the driver, and I said what driver? They sent me the link and a minute later the drive was there! Yay! crisis averted. TL;DR -You need a driver form Promise thats not clearly mentioned in order to set the drive up, but once you do, it works perfectly fine connecting to a Thunderbolt2 connection on a MacPro, MacBook, or iMac. If you're planning on upgrading machines eventually, get this drive. The speed will be worth it.
    Date published: 2017-06-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Been solid and consistent for a year I am using this drive (with a imac 27" 2017 4.2Ghz Intel core i7, 64gb ram) for the last year and it has been excellent, no hiccups at all, and great read/ write speeds.
    Date published: 2018-06-29
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