Monday, October 8th 2012

PROMISE Technology Shipping World's Fastest Ultra-Portable Thunderbolt Storage Device

PROMISE Technology Inc., a leader in providing high-performance storage solutions for the rich media market and the leader in designing cutting-edge Thunderbolt enabled devices, today announced the immediate availability of the Pegasus J2, the world's smallest and fastest ultra-portable Thunderbolt storage device. Powered in AC mode the J2 will be able to achieve a blistering 750 MB/s in a device the size of a smartphone. Pegasus J2 brings an unparalleled level of performance in a small form factor to the market enabling both consumers and media professionals to manage the explosion of unstructured data and digital assets critical to their creative projects.

Compatible with all Thunderbolt enabled Macs, the PROMISE Pegasus J2 is a pocket-sized, blazing fast external storage device that offers up to half a Terabyte of storage and is available in 256GB and 512GB capacities. The Pegasus J2 is flash-based making it the ideal solution for anyone who craves extreme performance in the consumer and professional post-production markets. This addition to its internationally award winning Pegasus line boasts a cutting edge, compact product design with an emphasis on reducing the footprint coupled with reduced environmental noise. The J2 is the perfect complement for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.

"We are very excited to deliver this new expansion peripheral that helps continue our leadership of Thunderbolt enabled storage devices," said James Lee, CEO, PROMISE Technology. "The new Pegasus J2 brings unprecedented performance and flexibility to consumers and creative media professionals seeking a high-performance video storage solution. Designed for extreme speed and portability, these products provide a dynamic expansion of our award winning Pegasus family of high-performance storage solutions developed for the rich media markets."

Pegasus J2 Availability
Pegasus J2 JBOD expansion units are now available from the Apple Online Store (apple.com) and through the PROMISE global network of distributors and value added resellers.
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3 Comments on PROMISE Technology Shipping World's Fastest Ultra-Portable Thunderbolt Storage Device

#1
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
thunderbolt is 10gb while sata 6 is 6gb. so would it be faster to hook all your SSDs up using thunderbolt than internally with sata 6?

edit: looks like sata 6 is still faster than the fastest SSD.
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#2
largon
No reason to use Thunderbolt for internal drives. Instead, remove the middleman interface alltogether, that is, hook up SSDs directly to PCIe. A single PCIe 3.0 lane does 8Gbps...
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