PROMISE Technology have introduced Pegasus2 and SANLink2 storage solutions with Thunderbolt 2. This technology from Intel delivers speeds of 20Gbps for 4K streaming and display environments.
Pegasus2 aims to accelerate and simplify 4K workflows and offers RAID protection in a portable enclosure at maximum Thunderbolt 2 data transfer rates. It is available in 4-bay, 6-bay and 8-bay enclosures. With two Thunderbolt 2 ports, six devices can be attached, allowing for daisy chaining of up to six Pegasus enclosure units, Apple Thunderbolt Displays, or Mini DisplayPort devices.
SANLink2, a Thunderbolt 2 to 8G Fibre Channel bridge, provides direct connectivity to an external Fibre Channel SAN or shared SAN filesystem, for video ingest and editing. It provides dual 8Gbps Fibre Channel ports and dual 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 ports and can be used to connect Thunderbolt 2 systems directly to a high-speed Fibre Channel SAN for scale out capabilities and realtime RAW video HD/4K footage ingest, editing, and collaboration.
“SANLink2 and Pegasus2 have set new standards for performance and flexibility, creating a whole new realm of possibilities for multimedia pros and power users,” said James Lee, CEO, PROMISE Technology. “Being the first company to bring to market storage solutions with Thunderbolt 2 technology further validates PROMISE’s position as the leader in designing high-performance devices for the media and entertainment market, which revolutionises the creative workflows of our customers so they can be ready for creating, editing, and delivering HD and 4K and beyond content.”
Thunderbolt 2 allows for simultaneous transfer and display of high-bandwidth 3D and 4K video files. It is the fastest PC I/O connection, running bi-directionally at 20Gbps, twice the bandwidth of the original Thunderbolt.