Promise Brings Thunderbolt Enabled Storage Devices

Storage device maker Promise has launched the first ever line-up of RAID storage systems that are based on Intel’s new Thunderbolt data transfer technology.

The company has launched the Pegasus line of storage devices that exploit Intel’s I/O data transfer tech, which has been designed keeping in mind the need to transfer audio and video files.

Promise is marketing the storage devices specifically to the media houses, which need reliable and fast storage devices to transfer heavy files from one location to another.

The company says that Pegasus is capable of delivering data transfer speeds of 864MB/s, which is 12 times faster than FireWire 800 and 20 times faster than USB 2.0.

Promise informed that the storage devices, which are available from its partner distributors and Apple stores, will be priced at $999 for a 4-bay 4TB configuration, with a 6-bay 12TB priced at $1,999.

"The media and entertainment industry sets the pace for digital innovation worldwide," said Alice Chang, CMO, Promise Technology.

"With the general availability of Pegasus through our worldwide dealer network, creative professionals are able to leverage Pegasus and Thunderbolt for performance, simplicity and flexibility. Pegasus is a catalyst for digital innovation." she added.