Promise expects Q2 release for Thunderbolt RAID boxes

Storage vendor Promise Technology late Thursday announced it will ship in the second quarter 4-bay and 6-bay Pegasus R series RAID systems supporting the new Thunderbolt bus used on the new Apple MacBook Pro line.

Storage vendor Promise Technology late Thursday announced it will ship in the second quarter 4-bay and 6-bay Pegasus R series RAID systems supporting the new Thunderbolt bus used on the new Apple MacBook Pro line.

The small form-factor systems are aimed at professional graphic arts and digital media applications. According to the company, the line offers formatted capacities from 2.7TB to 9.7TB, and can deliver a sustained data transfer rate up to 800MB per second.

The 6-bay Pegasus is shown on Apple's Thunderbolt technology page.

The Pegasus R4 supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10; the Pegasus R6 adds RAID levels 50 and 60. Both units support Apple Time Machine.

Thunderbolt technology offers amazing flexibility for connectivity to high-performance peripherals like Pegasus and high-resolution displays. Thunderbolt technology is capable of delivering a mind boggling two channels of 10 Gb/s per port of bandwidth, achieving a level of performance previously reserved for workstation-class peripherals and RAID enclosures. Connect multiple Pegasus enclosures to one another for additional storage up to 72 TB, or connect a high-resolution display to Pegasus for the ultimate in convenience.

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