First look: Promise's Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID array

Macworld by James Galbraith

When Apple released the new Retina MacBook Pro last October, it also marked the debut of Thunderbolt 2 in an Apple product. But with no Thunderbolt 2 peripherals available at the time, we here in the Macworld Lab were left to test these new systems using older device using the original Thunderbolt.

The wait is over. The Pegasus2 R6 from Promise is the first Thunderbolt 2 peripheral to make its way into the Macworld Lab. It’s a six-drive, 12TB hardware RAID box available from the Apple Store for $2299. You might remember that Promise was also first out of the Thunderbolt gate with its original Pegasus line of multiple drive RAID boxes.

Promise Pegasus2 R6
The Pegasus2 R6 model we received has six 7200 RPM hard drives with 2TB of capacity each, the same as the first Pegasus we reviewed. The Pegasus2 is a hardware RAID and can be configured easily to RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 or JBOD.

The new model has two Thunderbolt 2 ports to allow for daisy chaining up to six compatible devices. Some Thunderbolt products have just one port, meaning that it must sit at the end of the chain. Having two ports gives you more flexibility and have two Thunderbolt 2 ports means that you can connect more Thunderbolt 2 devices.

The Pegasus2 has a black aluminum case to better match the design of the just-released Mac Pro. read more...

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Promise Pegasus 2 R Series 6-bay, 18TB RAID with Thunderbolt2 $2,909.00 Promise Pegasus 2 R Series 8-bay, 24TB RAID with Thunderbolt2 $3,491.00 Promise Pegasus 2 R Series 6-bay, 12TB RAID with Thunderbolt2 $2,230.00

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