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Promise launches Pegasus2 multi-drive enclosure with Thunderbolt 2

updated 03:31 pm EST, Wed December 11, 2013

New enclosure supports up to 32TB of storage capacity

Promise Technology today announced the availability of Pegasus2, the only RAID 5 storage solution in the market thus far that is designed to work with Thunderbolt 2-enabled systems such as the forthcoming new Mac Pro. The enclosure -- designed for photographers, video professionals, and other users needing extremely high data transfer rates -- delivers 20Gbps of bandwidth, allowing for simultaneous transfer and display of high-bandwidth 3D and 4K video files.

The Pegasus2 boasts dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for daisy chaining other peripherals, and removable bays with hot-swappable drives. A single Thunderbolt cable is provided for the convenience of users. All three models are capable of RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10 using SATA-3 3.5-inch drives.

The Pegasus2 Series is now available as a four-bay, six-bay or eight-bay RAID enclosure with capacities ranging from 8TB through 32TB through the Promise network of distributors and value added resellers. Pricing on the new enclosure line has not yet been made available.

by MacNN Staff



  1. cashxx

    Junior Member

    Joined: 04-13-09

    Not sure of this line they have, but the DSStore 4600 you can't get parts for if it breaks. They want you to buy a whole new unit!

    Mine was a couple of months out of warranty and it wouldn't turn on anymore. The main board was bad. Called them and they wouldn't help me, answer I got was to buy a who new unit. So a $50 part would be $400 for a whole unit. Even under warranty, they just ship you a whole new unit.

    Makes me mad because the only reason I bought it was because Apple uses them and the manual said to contact them for parts and showed how easy it was to take apart. But they won't sell you parts! After you have 8TB filled and it crashes you are screwed!!

    Stay away!! Stay away from Promise and contact manufacture on other units about parts availability before purchasing!!

  1. Flying Meat

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: 01-25-07

    On the other hand, if the whole enclosure replacement isn't a problem for you, then you might find Promise Pegasus products a reasonable option.
    I had a unit go down, and while I was annoyed about the lack specific replacement parts, I placed the original drives from the bad unit into the new enclosure and everything came back up the way one would expect.

    I did recommend the folks that bought the original order a second as a backup to the replacement unit, so that they're less likely to suffer a few days of down time if one should die.

  1. cashxx

    Junior Member

    Joined: 04-13-09

    The the heck has the money to buy two!!

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