promisepegasus3Promise Technology will soon offer custom configurations for its Pegasus3 line of Thunderbolt 3 desktop RAID storage solutions, allowing customers to configure a Pegasus3 RAID enclosure to meet specific needs.

Pricing on custom Pegasus3 configurations starts at $1,499. Customers can choose R4, R6, or R8 enclosures and select 1 and 2TB SSds or 3, 4, 6, 8, and 10TB hard drives. Prior to now, only specific configurations offered by manufacturers were available.

Promise's Pegasus3 storage solutions are designed for creative professionals who need speed and the protection that redundancy offers, with all options offering dual Thunderbolt 3 ports with 40Gb/s connectivity and support for six daisy-chained devices.

Custom configurations are available for purchase starting now on the Promise website, but the feature will officially be available on January 10.

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thisisnotmyname Avatar
50 months ago
Maybe it's buried somewhere on their site but the linked page doesn't say what drives they're using. No way would I buy RAID storage without knowing the non-recoverable read error rate.

edit: if they're running with less than 1:10^15 with those larger drives even in RAID 6 or 10 there's a statistically significant chance you won't be able to rebuild the array if a drive fails. It matters.

edit 2: for their prices I'd just get a QNAP TVS-882BRT3 and fill it with quality drives. Price would be less and you'd have far more functionality. (and know that your drives are good)

edit 3: just a reminder, RAID is not backup. :-)
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JesterJJZ Avatar
50 months ago
4TB drives still seem to be the sweet spot. Quite the premium on 6TB and up.
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brbttyl Avatar
50 months ago
When will these manufacturers get their heads out of their asses and offer a 0TB enclosure only option
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spiritlevel Avatar
50 months ago
LOL. Those prices.

Get yourself a QNAP or Synology.

Then go to Best Buy and pick up 8TB Easystore external drives. You can shuck the drives on the inside, which contain the WD Red NAS drives. They are routinely on sale for $150.

Save your money compared to this offering.
Apples and Oranges.

These Promise Pegasus are DAS's, not NAS's. They are aimed at video editors etc that need speed and redundancy. I have a Synology DS918+ and it is great at what it does - but that definitely does not include being a fast drive for editing 4k video.

Appreciate the new TB3 QNAPs are blurring the lines between DAS and NAS, although I believe they a running ethernet over TB3 (which is great in that it allows more than one editor to use the drive at the same time) but does not offer full TB3 connection speeds.

If you want a fast TB3 enclosure for video and don't want to pay Promise prices then check out the Akitio Thunder 3 Quad X or Thunder 3 Quad mini. They also offer 0TB versions. SoftRaid rather than hardware raid though.
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Razeus Avatar
50 months ago
LOL. Those prices.

Get yourself a QNAP or Synology.

Then go to Best Buy and pick up 8TB Easystore external drives. You can shuck the drives on the inside, which contain the WD Red NAS drives. They are routinely on sale for $150.

Save your money compared to this offering.
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mdhwoods Avatar
50 months ago
Having owned both QNAP and Promise Pegasus2 products over the last several years, I will NEVER buy another QNAP product. The QNAP list of supported drives was updated after I had purchased to remove the drives I had purchased. Poor practice if you ask me. Their technical support team is not helpful at all, and the QNAP is totally unreliable and has had to rebuild about once every two months. I’ve had 4 Pegasus products running at work for 3-4 years and not a single problem whatsoever.
Sorry you had bad luck with a Qnap. I own a tvs-682 with 4-wd 3tb reds. Been running strong for over a year and the versatility of the qnap software gives you a lot of options for your nas box. I cant speak for the support as i have not had to use. Its not unheard for a company to decertify something that was once certified if they see issues with the product after a period of time that was not seen before.
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