Promise Presents Thunderbolt
2 Enabled Pegasus2 and SANLink 2 Arrays
PROMISE Technology, Inc. announced Pegasus2 and
SANLink2, storage solutions with Thunderbolt 2, the technology from Intel that
delivers speeds of 20Gbps and allows for performance for creative workflows and
4K streaming and display environments.
The Pegasus2 line of hardware RAID solutions provides transfer
speeds that accelerates and simplifies 4K workflows, offering RAID protection in
a portable enclosure at maximum data transfer rates allowed through Thunderbolt
SANLink2, a Thunderbolt 2 to 8Gb FC bridge, alleviates storage
bottlenecks for desktop and portable computing systems by providing direct
connectivity to an external FC SAN such as a VTrak x30 RAID storage system or a
VTrak A-Class shared SAN filesystem for media video ingest and editing.
The company develops high-performance solutions and
Thunderbolt enabled devices optimized for the video bandwidth requirements of
the media and entertainment market. Thunderbolt 2 technology, the fastest PC I/O
connection, has changed the industry by introducing capabilities and
possibilities for content creators working with high-resolution files including
HD, 3D, 2K, and 4K video. Running bi-directionally at 20Gbps - twice the 10Gbps
bandwidth of Thunderbolt - Thunderbolt 2 is a technology for video creators and
multimedia professionals allowing for simultaneous transfer and display of
high-bandwidth 3D and 4K video files, which often requires 15Gbps.
Pegasus2, the external RAID
storage solution, will be available in 4, 6 and
8-bay enclosures, and maximizes the available line
rate of Thunderbolt 2 by providing fast transfer speeds for a number of 4K
applications. With two Thunderbolt 2 ports, 6 devices can be attached - allowing
for daisy chaining of Pegasus enclosure units, Apple Thunderbolt displays, or
mini displayport devices.
As a RAID-5 solution with Thunderbolt 2 technology, it
delivers enterprise hardware RAID protection in a portable package that can be
taken almost anywhere - for photographers, filmmakers, and other multimedia
- The Pegasus2 R4 8TB
RAID system offers an entry point into the
Thunderbolt 2- based storage family.
- The Pegasus2 R6 12TB
RAID system offers value at the lowest cost for
both performance and protection.
- The Pegasus2 R6 18TB
RAID system offers the combination of
performance, protection, and capacity.
- The Pegasus2 R8 24TB
RAID system is a fast available RAID storage
with Thunderbolt 2.
- The Pegasus2 R8 32TB
RAID system offers high capacity and protection
at Thunderbolt 2 transfer rates.
SANLink2 is a portable
device bridge which provides dual 8Gbps FC ports and dual 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2
ports and can be used to connect Thunderbolt-enabled systems to high-speed FC
SAN, such as the VTrak x30 RAID storage system or a VTrak A-Class shared SAN
storage appliance for scale out capabilities and real time raw video HD/4K
footage ingest, editing, and collaboration.
It enables connectivity that provides flexibility to 4K
workflows by removing limitations of systems previously unable to connect to a
FC SAN, and is backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1.
- Supports maximum throughput allowed by Thunderbolt 2
- Supports simultaneous streaming, editing, and backup of
- Dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining
- Hot-swappable drive bays for drive access and
- Portable hardware RAID protection for offsite shoots
- Massive storage capacity for backing up creative projects
and digital libraries
- Thunderbolt cable included
- Enables FC connectivity on systems with a Thunderbolt 2
- Dual 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 ports with DisplayPort and
device daisy-chain support
- Supports OS X and OS X Server
- Supports Xsan and StorNext filesystems
- Supports all VTrak storage subsystems (4 and 8 Gbps FC)
- Thunderbolt cable included
Pegasus2 Series is available as a 4-bay,
6-bay or 8-bay RAID enclosure starting in
November. Pegasus2 can be purchased from
BackupWorks.com, Inc. call your Rep today at 866 801 2944.
will be available in December.