This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
First Look: Promise Pegasus R6
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

First Look: Promise Pegasus R6

2:27 /

Only for Mac users who can afford it, the Thunderbolt-based Pegasus R6 is by far the fastest storage device for consumer, to date. And it's really cool, too.

-Hey guys! Dong Ngo here and I'm really cool. I have here the MacBook Pro 2011 and here the very first thunderbolt hard drive that offer up to 12 terabyte of store space. Now, lets go and impress a lady. -Big deal! My boyfriend had a 15-terabyte Mac server. -Alright. In the case, I have two of these. What now? Do you wanna see my second MacBook Pro? I have that one too. Anyway, move on, these are the Pegasus R6 drive from Promise, the first storage device on the market that use the new Thunderbolt connection and has 6 drive base. As a matter of fact, the only other thunderbolt device on the market is the Pegasus R4 that has only 4 base, but why settle for 4 when you can have a 6? Right? On the back here, the drive has 2 Thunderbolt ports. One of them is to connect to a computer while the other can be used with a mini display port device such as the Apple display LCD or another Thunderbolt storage device. Up to 6 devices can be daisy-chained together like that without affecting performance of one another. Meaning each of them you enjoy up to 10 gigabit per second downward. On the front, you'd find the drive bay. Each can be pulled out easily to reveal the hard drive inside. The device here has six 2-terabyte SATA 3 drives that can be combined in reconfiguration to offer up to 12 terabyte of storage. The device come with a Promise Utility that helps managing each RAID and monitor the internal hard drive's condition. The hard drives can be chained from 1 RAID to another very fast. In our testing, the Pegasus offers the fastest ever among all storage devices for consumers. As a matter of fact, it's even faster than the internal drive of this MacBook Pro, which is a SATA 3 solid-state drive. With great performance comes great cost. The Pegasus R6 is not cheap, costing around 1500 dollars for the 6-terabyte version and this 12-terabyte version here cost around 2000 dollars. This means only super cool people are able to afford one, never mind two. Once again, my name is Dong Ngo and this has been the first look at the Pegasus R6 Thunderbolt drive from Promise. Yeah. I'm good.

New releases

Windows 10 aims to blend best of...
2:50 September 30, 2014
Skipping over Windows 9, Microsoft will combine elements of Windows 7 and 8 into the next operating system....
Play video
Alcatel One Touch phones go from...
1:26 September 30, 2014
Alcatel's latest set of affordable Android phones range from the diminutive OneTouch Pop Star LTE to the 6-inch...
Play video
HP expands Stream series with low-cost...
1:14 September 30, 2014
These budget systems cost as little a a Chromebook, but run full windows 8.
Play video
TV airwaves: Moving TV out, mobile...
4:04 September 30, 2014
Brian Cooley discusses why wireless carriers are chomping at the bit to buy available TV broadcast spectrum...
Play video
Basis Peak aims to track your health...
1:19 September 30, 2014
A whole new design, improved heart rate tracking, and you can swim with it: the Peak aims to fold sleep, fitness,...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 059: Wearable drones,...
25:37 September 29, 2014
On today's show, we check out a wearable drone named Nixie, watch realistic cars race the Nintendo 64 version...
Play video
Sense's Mother hub wants to control...
1:39 September 29, 2014
Creepy marketing aside, the $299 Mother home automation kit by Sense is a really solid smart home option.
Play video
Behind Ello hype, a Facebook rebellion...
2:55 September 29, 2014
The new Ello social network sees a spike in sign-ups, Facebook copies Google's Auto Awesome Stories, and GoPro...
Play video