The PROMISE Pegasus2 Series with Thunderbolt 2 technology delivers incredible performance to professionals creating rich media. Pegasus2 maximizes the available line rate of Thunderbolt 2, enabling video creators to transfer and display 4K video files.
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Promise Pegasus2 R4 8TB (4 x 2TB SATA) RAID System with Thunderbolt 2 (P2R4HD8US)
The Promise Pegasus2 R4 8TB RAID system is one of the fastest, most advanced RAID storage devices on the market today. Like all Pegasus2 devices, this 8TB Pegasus2 R4 RAID system maximizes Thunderbolt 2 technology for 4K video creation and fast data backups.
Promise's 8TB Pegasus 2 R4 RAID system is currently the only RAID 5 device to make full use of Thunderbolt 2's maximum throughput. Taking advantage of Thunderbolt 2's 20Gb/s speeds, this Pegasus RAID system lets creative professionals easily create, edit, and view 4K video streams. Users can even do all these while using the RAID system's 8TB capacity to store data backups. For added convenience, this storage device provides portable RAID storage capabilities, making it ideal for creative professionals who are often involved in offsite projects. This Pegasus RAID system's compatibility with both Mac and Windows systems also adds to its versatility.
The R4 Pegasus2 Thunderbolt 8TB RAID system also makes creative professionals' work easier through hot-swappable drive bays; this way, users can easily replace individual disks as needed, without slowing down their workflow. This RAID device's dual Thunderbolt ports also allow creative professionals to daisy-chain multiple Pegasus drives for even more speed and additional performance boosts.
The World's Fastest Storage Solutions for Creative Professionals The PROMISE Pegasus2 Series with Thunderbolt™ 2 technology delivers incredible performance to professionals creating rich media.
Pegasus2 maximizes the available line rate of Thunderbolt 2, enabling video creators to transfer and display 4K video files simultaneously. Pegasus2, the world's first RAID 5 solution with Thunderbolt 2 technology, is Windows and Mac compatible enabling pros and enthusiasts on both platforms to create, edit and view live 4K video streams, while simultaneously backing up the files to their Pegasus2 (or multiple daisy-chained Pegasus2 drives) all over the same cables and connectors as the previous generation.
The Pegasus2 is the world's first and fastest Thunderbolt™ 2 hardware RAID storage solution.
Pegasus has become the benchmark by which all Thunderbolt storage is measured. Simplify and accelerate your workflow. Safely backup massive creative projects. Create, edit, view and share brilliant 4K video. Video Production with Pegasus2 and a Laptop Experience unbelievable performance that enables the production of broadcast quality video with a Thunderbolt enabled laptop and a Pegasus2 system.
Pegasus2 with new Mac Pro Combine the innovation of the new Mac Pro and its six Thunderbolt 2 ports with the capacity and performance of the industry's fastest storage solution,Pegasus2.Expand capacity for massive 4K projects by daisy chaining multiple Pegasus2 drives.
PROMISE 4K Workflow PROMISE offers a Thunderbolt 2 to shared storage workflow solution for 4K environments, through Pegasus2, SANLink2, and VTrak A-Class. Pegasus2 offers portable RAID storage for post production and broadcasting for offsite shoots. SANLink2 Thunderbolt to Fibre Channel adapter provides high speed direct connectivity to Fibre Channel for 4K applications. As an integrated SAN-in-a-box, VTrak A-Class separates itself from the competition with optimized performance for rich media applications and up to 50% cost savings.
Photographers, Graphic Artists, Audio Engineers, Power Users Quickly and safely backup massive digital libraries with the PROMISE RAID engine which has protected the valuable digital assets of the media and entertainment industry for decades. Transferring terabytes of data takes minutes instead of hours.
Supports maximum throughput allowed by Thunderbolt™ 2 interface
Supports streaming of 4K video
Mac and Windows compatible
Dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining
Hot-swappable drive bays for effortless drive access and serviceability
Offers portable RAID for offsite shoots
Huge capacity for backing up creative projects or digital libraries
Thunderbolt 2 to shared storage workflow for 4K environments through Pegasus2, SANiink2 and VTrak A-Class
Thunderbolt cable included
The absolute fastest.
The Pegasus2 is the fastest and the only Thunderbolt 2 enabled hardware RAID storage available in the market. Showcasing Intel's revolutionary Thunderbolt 2 connectivity, the Pegasus2 boasts a staggering speed of 20Gb/s - more than enough to effortlessly handle and accelerate any 3D or 4K (Ultra-HD) workflow environment.
Pegasus2 + Mac Pro.
Synergize the ultimate innovation of the new Mac Pro and Thunderbolt 2 with the capacity and performance of the industry's fastest storage solution, Pegasus2. Multiply the Mac Pro's flash storage capacity by daisy-chaining multiple Pegasus2 systems to achieve massive amounts of additional storage space.
Master the 4K environment.
Experience the ability to seamlessly edit and stream 4K (Ultra HD) content, while backing up those files at the very same time. Boasting the world's fastest connectivity speed at 20Gb/s, Thunderbolt 2 doubles the speed of the previous generation and perfectly supports bandwidth-hogging 4K workflow environments allowing you to never have to experience downtime with your digital creations.
Never stop creating.
Being away from the studio for a shoot doesn't mean you have to sacrifice the RAID protection and speeds of your SAN storage. Pegasus2 pairs together Thunderbolt 2 connectivity and enterprise-level hardware RAID protection in a compact, portable package that you can take with you almost anywhere - perfect for all of you photographers, filmmakers, graphic designers, and other multimedia professionals.
Hard drive array
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
Supported Devices / Modules Qty
Total Array Capacity
Max Supported Capacity
HDD Array External Interface
Data Transfer Rate
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10
Hot-swap - plug-in module hot-swap
4 x 2 TB
Expansion / Connectivity
4 (total) / 0 (free) - 3.5" - hot-swap
2 x Thunderbolt 2
Apple MacOS X 10.8.5 or later
1 x Thunderbolt cable
Internal power supply
Dimensions & Weight
Service & Support
2 years warranty
Service & Support Details
Limited warranty - 2 years
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By Alan Seawright
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Solid so far, easy to set up, and fast. Had a weird Disk Utility hiccup, but shutting down and restarting twice in a row fixed it. Everything works great now!
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