Unboxing Photos of Thunderbolt Pegasus RAID

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Jason Davis ordered and received a Pegasus R6, a Thunderbolt RAID solution, and one of the first Thunderbolt peripherals to hit the market. Mr. Davis photographed the unboxing of the product, and since he’s a terrific photographer and the device is designed to work with Appl’es Thunderbolt-equipped Macs, we thought we’d show them to you.

Accordingly, they are presented below. You can click on each image to see a larger version.

Pegasus R6 Unboxing

Pegasus R6 Unboxing

Pegasus R6 Unboxing

Pegasus R6 Unboxing

Pegasus R6 Unboxing

Pegasus R6 Unboxing

Pegasus R6 Unboxing

Pegasus R6 Unboxing

Pegasus R6 Unboxing

Pegasus R6 Unboxing

Pegasus R6 Unboxing

PEgasus R6 Unboxing

Pegasus R6 Unboxing

Pegasus R6 Unboxing

Pegasus R6 Unboxing

All photographs by Jason Davis, published with permission by The Mac Observer.

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9 Comments Leave Your Own

geoduck

Seriously droolworthy.

And now for the Uber Geek Question:
Does anyone know what KIND of drives this system uses? SATA? Some flavour of SCSI? The specs just say “six 2TB 7200-rpm drives” and none of the articles I can find say either.

aardman

Is it an Apple product, a Pegasus product, or is Pegasus owned by Apple?  The headline implies Pegasus is an Apple product.

Terrin

I thought the same thing.

Is it an Apple product, a Pegasus product, or is Pegasus owned by Apple?? The headline implies Pegasus is an Apple product.

Bosco (Brad Hutchings)

They are SATA bays. Zoom in on the “Product Specifications” picture and squint. As an interface, SATA is fast enough for any drive mechanism in the realm of affordable that you throw at it now. Since it’s an industry standard, you can populate this housing with a whole range of tradeoffs in mind.

Intruder

Promise, who makes the Pegasus, is the Apple recommended provider of RAID solutions after Apple killed their own RAID system off.

prl53

Check out their specs page, http://www.promise.com/storage/raid_series.aspx?region=en-US&m=1040&sub_m=sub_m_8&rsn1=40&rsn3=47&statistic=pegasus, HFS+ reduces the available disk size a whole lot. Promise also has the VTrak (with full fiber channel connections) and SmartStor brands. If you really want a lot of disk storage available from your MBP or iMac (so far), then getting their SANLink TB to FC adapter with a VTrak x30 RAID (looks like the old Xserve RAID) is the way to go. Yes, it will cost more.

Bryan Chaffin

Yeah, yours truly royally screwed up. I got so worked up in laying out the photos with our new in-page viewing feature, I wasn’t paying attention to what I wrote.

As noted by Intruder, Promise makes this device.  The title and text have been corrected, and I apologize for the mistake.

Nemo

Alas, and what of poor Xserve?  Passed to the grave before Pegasus could take flight.

Chris

Ok, this ships with either 1TB or 2TB drives.  Anyone try any of the 3TB drives in there to bump it up further?

grin

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