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PROMISE Increases Pegasus R6 Capacity to 18TB

PROMISE Technology announced that it is expanding the capacity of its Pegasus R6 Thunderbolt RAID storage system to 18TB.

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PROMISE Technology Upgrades Pegasus R6 Capacity to 18TB — Reduces Cost of Acquiring 12TB Units

New Capacity Provides Creative Professionals Advanced Performance and Enterprise Level Data Protection — Lower Total Cost of Acquisition Improves Affordability of Thunderbolt Enabled Storage Devices

MILPITAS, CA and HSINCHU, TAIWAN–(Aug 22, 2012) – PROMISE Technology Inc., a leader in providing high-performance storage solutions for the rich media market and the leader in designing cutting-edge Thunderbolt™ enabled devices, today announced the introduction of 3TB drives for the Pegasus R6 — expanding capacity to 18TBs. The expanded capacity addresses the performance and storage needs demanded by video editors and creative professionals who want to dramatically increase the amount of digital assets they can ingest, edit or playback including multiple streams of uncompressed HD (10-bit and 12-bit) video.

In conjunction with this increased capacity, PROMISE also announces a price reduction for their internationally award winning Pegasus R6 12TB units. The increased availability of HDDs due to the stabilization in the recently volatile market has resulted in dramatically lower costs for drives and PROMISE has seized on this unique opportunity to pass along these savings directly to their customers.

This newly expanded capacity affords greater protection of valuable workflows, audio sessions and other media content on-location or in the edit suite while leveraging the dynamic increase in flexibility and performance. The complete Pegasus family of storage offerings is fully compatible with the recently announced OS X® Mountain Lion, the world’s most advanced operating system.

“The media and entertainment industry sets the pace for digital innovation worldwide and we are very excited to continue to deliver these dynamic expansions to our award winning line of Pegasus storage solutions that address these innovative trends,” said James Lee, CEO, PROMISE Technology. “With the expanded capacity of R6 to 18TB, creative professionals can improve the way they leverage Pegasus and Thunderbolt technology for extreme performance, portability, simplicity and flexibility while exploiting the increase in capacity for accessing or archiving their valuable digital assets.”

Designed from the ground up for media and entertainment customers and fully compatible with all Thunderbolt enabled Macs, Pegasus R6 offers superior speed and throughput in a form factor small enough for a desktop or on-location environment. Utilizing Thunderbolt technology high-speed I/O, Pegasus R6 can deliver over 900 MB/s of performance, typically more than 3 times faster than USB 3.0 devices, 20 times faster than USB 2.0 devices and 12 times faster than FireWire 800 devices. The Pegasus R6 3TB Model provides 18TB of raw capacity (15TB formatted with HFS+) in RAID 5.

The PROMISE Pegasus family is also available in 4 and 6-bay configurations with either 4TB or 12TB of raw capacity.

Pegasus R6 18TB Pricing and Availability
Pegasus R6 18TB units are now available for order from the Apple Online Store ( and through the PROMISE global network of distributors and value added resellers. MSRP for Pegasus R6 18TB is $2999.99USD.

The Pegasus R6 12TB units are now available with an MSRP of $2299USD. They are available for order from the Apple Online Store ( and through the PROMISE global network of distributors and value added resellers. Additionally, 2TB and 3TB spare hard disk drives can be purchased from the Apple Online Store and from PROMISE distributors and resellers.

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About PROMISE Technology, Inc.
PROMISE Technology, a leader in providing high-performance storage solutions to the data center, cloud, surveillance and rich media markets and the leader in designing cutting-edge Thunderbolt devices, develops and manufactures sophisticated RAID storage solutions recognized worldwide, ranging from a complete line of RAID controller cards to FC/iSCSI/SAS/SATA RAID subsystems. Catering to enterprise, mid-range, entry-level and consumer data protection needs, PROMISE products are distinguished by their Unified Common RAID Core and management software and unparalleled support. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., PROMISE has operations throughout Asia and Europe. For more information, visit PROMISE Technology’s website at