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Promise Pegasus R4Promise Pegasus R4 marks the end of an era where Thunderbolt was Mac-exclusive.
Hey guys don't -- here and you'll probably -- what I'm doing it would these. Portable drive and these crazy looking thing right here. Well I'm not crazy and this thing right here is actually the most advanced windows computer you can fire on the market. In fact it's a band and it opens -- -- enjoyed every part of it. That's not many parts and the most important one is the motherboard right here so let -- -- the port in the back right here unify a bunch of USB. -- and add an eSATA and so on but if you look below that a bit right here as small strip looking port. And you guessed it that is it a noble pulled off Sicily. -- is no longer the format exclusively. Now this motherboard -- might have a guest is very expensive costing close to 300 -- But I I'm dongle and -- -- to of them. Just so that you can take a closer look this is the DZ 77 RT -- 75 K. Motherboard from Intel. The very -- vulnerable certified by the book on the market. The das said the five K means that its support unlocked core I seven processor allowing for -- clocking an all kinds of geeky stuff. Now possible to support both -- USB three point oh and many other features these among the book also has something called the -- Islam bios making managing it. Including overclocking -- very easy job. For the first time now it can be geeky without being -- -- All to do is plug the existing portable drive or devices that make -- -- into this -- the -- and -- -- -- Yes you do have to reformat the storage device into and -- -- so that the good -- we've windows but that's all have to do. The question is -- Apple -- -- display look so. Well -- bite out. Blah blah day ago it does I didn't have to install boot camp driver however. Now that's -- these. I'm doubled drive this is the Pegasus. The only difference is the opt for has only four drive -- You can host for port internal hard rise -- -- -- tip by what it hit by a store space. The light comes we have a web based software that help manage and monitor is status -- changing its raid configuration and -- lot. And about the drive has to with pluggable port. One to be hooked up to a computer. And gather to another portable device you can daisy chain up to five other devices -- way. The the remote -- like that soon. In my testing the opt for though not as fast at the arsenic was very fast and easily the fastest. -- -- hard drive on the market while windows are now. It's not -- unfortunately costing around 1000 to -- -- to buy or 15100 dual those for it in a bar. And yes you do have -- go buy yourself a thunderbolt cable to then go of the very close that window based audible set up. I know expensive but for hard core user is -- it for me is told what the fun because I didn't pay for and it. And -- only because I'm no no to find out more about the drive or the step up kick out the full reviews and the right app that's -- dot com. And to find out more -- becomes though and we'll figure out my FaceBook page fall far -- -- -- --