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Apple Recommends For Performance, reliability, and upgradeability for entry-level direct attached server applications.

The PROMISE VTrak x30 Series RAID subsystem with eight SATA drives delivers the performance, reliability, and upgradeability for entry-level direct attached server applications. Eight 2TB 7200-rpm 3Gbps SATA drives in a 3U rack-optimized enclosure provide 16TB of raw capacity for assignment to one or more RAID sets supporting all the major RAID levels including hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, and 6.

The high-availability design of the VTrak x30 Series RAID subsystem provides the capability of dual active/active RAID controllers built using Intel Xeon C3500 series processors with four 8Gb Fibre Channel ports and 4GB of DDR3 cache per controller and redundant power supply units.

The VTrak x30 Series RAID subsystem provides flexible configuration capability and can grow along with your business. Start with an eight drive configuration and scale the RAID subsystem with additional SATA drives or expansion units as your requirements change. In addition, you can field upgrade the RAID subsystem to a dual redundant active/active controller with the purchase of a PROMISE VTrak x30 service parts kit.

With large VTrak deployments worldwide, enterprise users have come to rely on PROMISE VTrak to protect their valuable data. The VTrak x30 Series supports attachment of up to seven VTrak x30 Series expansion chassis, providing a total of 384TB of raw capacity using 2TB SATA drives for high-capacity storage applications like tiered storage, disk-to-disk backup, or archive.

High-availability active/active RAID

This enterprise-class, cable-less system design includes fully redundant, hot-swappable controllers and power supply units. All system components are constantly monitored to ensure continuous operation in case of failure or component malfunction. A field upgradeable option, dual active/active, failover/failback RAID controllers provide redundant data paths to help ensure availability.

8Gb Fibre Channel performance and reliability

Quad 8Gb Fibre Channel (FC) host interface ports per controller provide connectivity into widely deployed Fibre Channel storage networks, perfect for supplementing existing 2G or 4G Fibre Channel infrastructures or building an entirely new storage infrastructure.

Easy installation and management

The VTrak x30 Series RAID subsystem features an embedded software solution that requires zero software installation to manage and configure your storage. Simply open your browser, locate the subsystem using Bonjour then click on the VTrak x30 Series unit you would like to manage. An easy-to-use guided setup allows novice users to create and provision the storage in just a few minutes. Managing your subsystem software updates has never been easier with PerfectFlash which allows software updates without the need to schedule maintenance downtime. The VTrak x30 Series’ rich feature set gives advanced users powerful tools to rapidly deploy multiple units tuned for applications like Xsan and Final Cut Studio.


Promise Pegasus

Promise Pegasus 18TB (6x3TB) R6 RAID System: $2,995.00
Promise Pegasus 12TB (6x2TB) R6 RAID System: $2,295.00
Promise Pegasus 8TB (4x2TB) R4 RAID System:  $1,795.00
Promise Pegasus 6TB (6x1TB) R6 RAID System:  $1,795.00
Promise Pegasus 4TB (4x1TB) R4 RAID System:  $1,095.00



Apple Recommends For Creative pro workstations, small servers, power users and consumers who desire stylish, high-capacity external storage with high performance and enterprise level data protection.

Thunderbolt technology is a new, high-speed, dual-protocol I/O technology designed for performance, simplicity, and flexibility. Capable of delivering a blistering two channels of bi-directional 10 Gbit/s (1.25GB/s) per port performance, Thunderbolt technology combines PCI Express and Display port into an interface using a single cable for connectivity to devices. Thunderbolt technology was developed by Intel and brought to market with technical collaboration from Apple.


Pegasus R6 is ideal for creative pro workstations, small servers, power users and consumers who desire stylish high-capacity external storage with high performance and enterprise level data protection. Pegasus R6 is capable of delivering over 800 MB/s of bandwidth that is 20 times faster than USB 2.0.

Easy to Use management software

Pegasus R6 comes preconfigured out of the box. Simply unpack, connect the power cable, connect the Thunderbolt cable to the Thunderbolt port on your computer and you’re ready to store music, photos, videos and documents or create and edit production video. Managing Pegasus R6 is effortless with software designed for Mac OS X.

Storage for the Digital Home

With two channels of bi-directional 10 Gbit/s performance, Thunderbolt allows you to back up your computer while editing the video of your summer vacation and listening to an iTunes playlist. Fast, safe and reliable external storage is essential to protect your music, photos, videos, and other valuable data. Pegasus R6 provides massive storage space and fast performance for popular applications such as iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, Garageband, Photoshop and media center applications. Backup your invaluable digital media, documents and also your entire computer or workstation to Pegasus R6 with Time Machine in Mac OS X.

Blistering performance and unparalleled flexibility

With over 800 MB/s of performance Pegasus R6 with Thunderbolt delivers a massive and unprecedented leap in raw power and performance for amateur professionals, audio engineers, photographers and video post production engineers. 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 creative media content with Promise’s award-winning enterprise level RAID 6 engine featuring mature error-handling schemes for the ultimate in data protection. Graphic artists using Adobe Photoshop and Maya 3D animation software can manipulate and archive high-resolution graphics on Pegasus with lightning-fast responsiveness and relative ease.

Thunderbolt technology’s multi-protocol support enables Pegasus R6 to deliver amazing flexibility. Daisy-chain more than one Pegasus R6 enclosure to a single Thunderbolt port or connect a display to Pegasus R6 for the ultimate in convenience and interface connectivity.

Hardware RAID protection for small business

Protect your valuable business data with a reliable hardware RAID solution. You can use Pegasus R6 as large storage for a desktop system or as external storage solution for a small server. With 10TB of storage in RAID 5, you’ll have the capacity you need for data and backups with the protection of hardware RAID.

Cost-effective expandable storage for home use

In today’s digital world, you consistently acquire and amass large amounts of personal digital media using smart phones and digital cameras, in addition to downloadable digital media acquired through online stores such as iTunes. The Pegasus R6 can protect all these memories meant to last a lifetime from single drive failures, at the same time providing data protection, high availability and high reliability.

Flexible backup solution

Connect Pegasus R6 to your Mac for use with Time Machine to back up your critical system files, applications, data files, music, pictures and videos.

Ultra-quiet and eco-smart

Pegasus R6 is eco-friendly, keeping harmful lead out of the environment and our delicate ecosystems. Sporting a new enclosure design, an efficient power supply and active fan management, system noise is never an issue, making Pegasus R6 ideal for desktop, small office or any other environment in the house.

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