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.
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 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.