Promise Pegasus R4 Thunderbolt RAID Storage Array with 4 X 4TB (16TB) Plug&Play
Promise Pegasus R4 Thunderbolt Direct Attached Storage Array 16TB (4x4TB). Fully configured, plug and play on Mac, Thunderbolt cable included. There is a small visible scratch on one side panel and a small dent on the other side panel - the front, back, and top panels don't have any visible blemishes. The drive array has 4 of WD Red 4TB hard drives in it - these are professional NAS-specification drives, not consumer desktop drives. The drive is currently configured as RAID 0 and formatted for a Macintosh - all you need to do is plug it in to an AC outlet and plug the included Thunderbolt cable into the Thunderbolt port of a Mac and you will see a super-fast and HUGE 16 Terabyte disk pop up on your desktop (no software installation necessary). This disk will be faster than most normal external drives not just because the connection is Thunderbolt, but also because the data is "striped" across several drives and so the read and write speeds can be faster than that of any individual drive - fast enough for HD video editing. You will find the Promise Utility program on the disk volume. Using this utility program, you can reconfigure the unit for different RAID levels. This unit supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD in hardware on the device, meaning that the necessary processing happens on the storage array itself and won't slow down your computer. The unit comes with a quick start guide on paper. The long version of the manual is on the drive as an electronic copy. For Mac, you are ready to go, while the utility to use this storage array under Windows can be found on the Promise web site. Note that you would need a Windows computer with a Thunderbolt port or card in it to use this drive under Windows, while pretty much every Mac made in the past decade or longer has Thunderbolt built in and is just plug-and-play since the necessary drivers are built into the operating system. If you have a very modern Mac, your Thunderbolt port may look like USB-C and you will still need a USB-C/Thunderbolt3 to Thunderbolt 1/2 adapter to use this disk array.
These units are the top of the line among storage arrays and built like a tank. They are extremely well built and made to last essentially forever.
You can see the quality when you slide out one of the drive trays. It is in excellent functional and cosmetic shape.
Please note that the unit has a very substantial weight because of all the metal. The item "Promise Pegasus R4 Thunderbolt RAID Storage Array with 4 X 4TB (16TB) Plug&Play" is in sale since Wednesday, July 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Computers/Tablets & Networking\Drives, Storage & Blank Media\Hard Drives (HDD, SSD & NAS)\External Hard Disk Drives". The seller is "m92617" and is located in Irvine, California.
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- Model: R4
- Interface: Thunderbolt
- Drive Type(s) Supported: HDD
- Product Line: Pegasus
- Type: External Drive
- Color: Silver
- Compatible With: Mac
- Storage Capacity: 16 TB
- Brand: Promise Technology, Inc