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Apple Thunderbolt Cable and Promise Thunderbolt RAID Systems Hit the Apple Store

Earlier this week, we mentioned that the first Thunderbolt-equipped peripherals had briefly appeared on Apple's online store earlier this month, although they carried shipping estimate of several weeks out and were quickly removed.


Those products have returned today, with a set of four Thunderbolt-equipped RAID storage systems from Promise making their debut in the store and shipping within 24 hours. The new Thunderbolt RAID systems include the Promise Pegasus R4 in 4x1TB ($999) and 4x2TB ($1499) capacities and the Promise Pegasus R6 in 6x1TB ($1499) and 6x2TB ($1999) capacities. The R4 offers bandwidth of over 500 MB/sec, while the R6 offers over 800 MB/sec.


In order to provide connections to the drives, Apple has also released a new $49 Thunderbolt cable.
Thunderbolt technology supports blazing-fast data transfer with two independent channels of 10Gbit/s each. Use the Apple Thunderbolt cable to connect your Thunderbolt-equipped peripherals to your new iMac or new MacBook Pro.

Apple Thunderbolt cable can also be used for Target Disk Mode between two Macs that support Thunderbolt, or to use a new iMac as a display for a MacBook Pro equipped with Thunderbolt.
The new Apple Thunderbolt Cable is sold separately from the Promise Thunderbolt RAID systems, and ships within 24 hours.

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43 months ago
$50 just for the cable?! :eek:
Rating: 26 Votes
43 months ago
Oh apple. $50 is just silly.
I guess its hand soldered by virgins in the Foxconn factory.
Rating: 20 Votes
43 months ago
Promise don't include a cable, seems pretty cheap of them.

Granted the cable is expensive but still.
Rating: 16 Votes
43 months ago
For $1048, you can get the same exact RAID system with a FREE Apple Thunderbolt cable.
Rating: 16 Votes
43 months ago
back to Printer days where you need to purchase a cable to get it to work! yeah:rolleyes::rolleyes::mad:
Rating: 15 Votes
43 months ago
And there goes the need for me to ever buy a MacPro again. With what I use a computer for, any iMac with Thunderbolt can now become a MacPro, in essence, with one of these. The external storage now has enough speed to be worthwhile. I prefer the iMac's form to the clunky Pro; this storage can be placed out of sight or on a shelf to keep the desk clean.

Holy Moly thats pricey :eek:


Welcome to the world of premier technology.

Give it 2 years and that thing'll be half that price and the cables $20.
Rating: 14 Votes
43 months ago
It comes to a point were it is easy to think we are being price gouged. That is worse than most gold plated HDMI cables. That better be an ounce of pure silver wiring for that price! :eek:
Rating: 14 Votes
43 months ago
nice. 50 dollar cables is just what I wanted.
Rating: 13 Votes
43 months ago
No cable even with a 2000 dollar raid purchase. Sad.
Rating: 13 Votes
43 months ago
Looks like TB peripherals will definitely not be for the rest of us. At least not at the moment. :(
Rating: 12 Votes

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