Published on 23 September, 2011
PROMISE Technology Inc., a leading supplier of versatile RAID storage solutions catering to customers from enterprise to consumer, announced that its recently introduced Pegasus line of high-performance hardware RAID storage systems leveraging Intel’s industry leading Thunderbolt technology, is enabling the media and entertainment industry to change the way they currently exploit digital applications. Pegasus is now fully available throughout the world through the PROMISE global network of distributors and value added resellers.
Intel’s ground breaking Thunderbolt technology is a transformational I/O innovation that provides a leap in performance over current I/O technologies with 10 Gbps of full-duplex bandwidth per channel. It significantly simplifies the end-user experience by concurrently supporting data (PCI Express*) and display (DisplayPort) connections over a single cable. For time-sensitive data, such as video and audio during creation and playback, data transfers can be critical to the success of the work. Thunderbolt technology was specifically designed with video and audio applications in mind with inherently low latency and highly accurate time synchronization capabilities.
“Intel is excited about the performance and simplicity Thunderbolt technology brings to the Pegasus family storage products,” said Jason Ziller, Director, Thunderbolt Marketing and Planning, Intel Corporation. “Media enthusiasts will be blown away.”
Designed from the ground up for media and entertainment customers, Pegasus also offers superior speed and throughput in a form factor small enough for a desktop or on-location environment. Utilising Thunderbolt technology high-speed I/O, Pegasus can deliver performance up to 864MB/s, more than 20 times faster than USB 2.0 and 12 times faster than FireWire 800.
“The media and entertainment industry sets the pace for digital innovation worldwide,” said Alice Chang, CMO, PROMISE Technology. “With the general availability of Pegasus through our worldwide dealer network, creative professionals are able to leverage Pegasus and Thunderbolt for performance, simplicity and flexibility. Pegasus is a catalyst for digital innovation.”
Pegasus delivers a massive and unprecedented leap in performance allowing amateurs and professionals, audio engineers, photographers and post-production engineers to unleash the raw power of Pegasus. Final Cut professionals can ingest, edit and playback multiple streams of uncompressed HD (10-bit and 12-bit) video, while protecting valuable workflows, audio sessions and other media content for desktop, small office environments and or any room in the home.
Pegasus Pricing and Availability
Pegasus is offered as a 4-bay or 6-bay RAID enclosure supporting seven RAID modes including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10. Pegasus features two Thunderbolt Technology ports, a new sleek and stylish aluminium enclosure and a smart fan for reduced system noise. Pegasus hardware RAID solutions are available through the global network of PROMISE distributors and value added resellers and from the Apple Store (www.apple.com) MSRP for a 4-bay 4TB configuration is priced at $999, with a 6-bay 12TB priced at $1,999.