Pegasus2 R8

Pegasus2 R8

Available in 24TB,32TB, and 48TB.

The premier storage choice for creative audio/video professionals and multimedia enthusiasts around the globe, the PROMISE Pegasus2 now can deliver even faster performance with the new 20 Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 technology, while assuring enterprise-class reliability and ease of use.

Blazing speed for creative workflows

The Pegasus2 is the fastest Thunderbolt 2 storage solution available, delivering raw power for audio/video/graphics amateurs and professionals to experience new capabilities such as easily working with multiple compressed 4K streams. Final Cut professionals can ingest, edit, and play back multiple streams of ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes4444 as well as uncompressed HD 10-bit and 12-bit video while protecting valuable workflows, audio sessions, and other creative media content. Pegasus2 also works well for popular applications such as iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, Garageband, Photoshop, and media center applications.

Simple, flexible, and cost-effective backup solutions

Fast, safe, and reliable external storage is essential when protecting your valuable files such as music, photos, and videos. Backup your irreplaceable digital media, documents, and also your entire computer or workstation to Pegasus2 with Time Machine in OS X.

Easy to use, quiet, and eco-smart

Pegasus2 systems are user-friendly, and come pre-configured straight out of the box—so you can just plug in and start using. Status, management tools, and advanced settings can be accessed via the built-in Promise utility. Engineered to be eco-friendly and RoHS compliant, Pegasus2 is perfect for SMB environments.

Enterprise-class RAID protection

Pegasus2 features enterprise-level RAID storage protection for your data, supporting a broad range of RAID levels as well as automatic error handling.

About Thunderbolt 2

Thunderbolt is a revolutionary I/O technology that supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices via one simple port and a cable that carries both DisplayPort and PCI Express data. And it’s standard on every Mac.

PCI Express is the technology that links all the high-performance components in a Mac. And it’s built into Thunderbolt, which means you can get PCI Express speed outside the box.

With Thunderbolt 2 now built into the new Mac Pro and MacBook Pro with Retina display, you can connect up to three 4K displays at once. Thunderbolt 2 gives you up to 20 Gbps in both directions, allowing for super-fast data transfer between peripherals. You also have enough bandwidth to daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices without using a hub or switch.

Thunderbolt also provides double the power of USB 3.0, delivering 10 watts to peripherals for improved performance on the go.

  • 8-Bay hardware RAID 5/6 solution featuring Thunderbolt™ 2
  • Blistering performance for creative professionals creating high-resolution video and rich media content
  • Maximizes the available line rate of Thunderbolt™ 2
  • Video creators, photographers, graphic artists, and engineers alike can transfer and display 4K video files simultaneously at lightning speeds
  • Create, edit, and view live 4K video streams while simultaneousy backing up files to the system
  • Dual Thunderbolt™ ports for daisy chaining Pegasus2 enclosure units, Apple Thunderbolt™ displays, or Mini DisplayPort devices
  • Removable drive bays for effortless drive access and serviceability
General 
Number of Bays8 x 3.5"
Connections2 x Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt 2)
Form FactorDesktop
Maximum RAID Transfer RateNot Specified by Manufacturer
RAID ModesRAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.8.5 or Later
Drives
Total Raw Capacity24 TB,32 TB, and 48 TB
TypeHard Disk Drive
Rotational Speed7200 rpm
Initial RAID ConfigurationNone
Pre-FormatNone
Electrical
Power SourceNot Specified by Manufacturer
Security
EncryptionNot Specified by Manufacturer
Security FeaturesNot Specified by Manufacturer
Physical
CoolingNot Specified by Manufacturer
Status MonitoringNot Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions (W x H x D)12.2 x 9.6 x 7.3" / 31.0 x 24.4 x 18.5 cm
Weight24.2 lb / 11.0 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight30.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.2 x 16.2 x 12.0"