Kool Tools: the Pegasus2
Promise Technology's Pegasus2 is the world's first storage solution with Thunderbolt 2, the technology from Intel that delivers speeds of 20Gbps.
The Pegasus2 line of hardware RAID solutions provides fast transfer speeds that dramatically accelerates and simplifies 4K workflows, offering RAID protection in a sleek, compact, and portable enclosure at maximum data transfer rates allowed through Thunderbolt 2. SANLink2, a Thunderbolt 2 to 8G Fibre Channel bridge, alleviates storage bottlenecks for desktop and portable computing systems by providing direct connectivity to an external Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SAN) such as a VTrak x30 RAID storage system or a VTrak A-Class shared SAN filesystem for rich media video ingest and editing.
Running bi-directionally at 20Gbps -- twice the 10Gbps bandwidth of Thunderbolt -- Thunderbolt 2 is a breakthrough 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, an external RAID storage solution, maximizes the available line rate of Thunderbolt 2 by providing fast transfer speeds for a growing number of 4K applications. With two Thunderbolt 2 ports, six devices can be attached -- allowing for daisy chaining of Pegasus enclosure units, Apple Thunderbolt Displays, or Mini DisplayPort devices.
The Pegasus2 Series is available as a 4-bay, 6-bay or 8-bay RAID enclosure. It can be purchased from the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) and through the Promise global network of distributors and value added resellers. For more info go to www.promise.com/pegasus2 .