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Promise Announces Pegasus J2 Is World's Fastest Thunderbolt Storage for Windows


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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, is proud to announce creative professionals and power users on PCs can now leverage the unparalleled performance of the award-winning Pegasus J2 to power them through their creative projects. The ultra-portable PROMISE Pegasus J2, one of the first storage devices with Thunderbolt technology to be certified for PC by Intel Corporation, can deliver up to 750 MB/s of performance, yet it's pocket-sized, enabling users to harness high bandwidth to transfer, playback, or edit media directly from the Pegasus J2 from anywhere.

The mission of Thunderbolt certification for PC is to extend the incredible Pegasus and Thunderbolt experience to PC users with quality products that ensure compatibility and stability. As a result, creative professionals and power users on PCs will be able to take advantage of incredible performance that was designed to dramatically accelerate their workflow while delivering amazing flexibility.

"PROMISE is very excited to bring the power of Pegasus to Windows," said James Lee, CEO, PROMISE Technology. "Being one of the first storage solutions to receive Thunderbolt certification for PC, in addition to the fastest, is a testament to the amazing design and performance of the Pegasus J2. Creative professionals and power users on Windows will be blown away by the amazing speeds and truly go-anywhere portability they can now enjoy with the Pegasus J2 and a Thunderbolt enabled PC."

"Thunderbolt technology delivers unprecedented performance and simplicity to the Windows ecosystem," said Jason Ziller, Intel's Director of Thunderbolt marketing. "The PROMISE Pegasus J2 with Thunderbolt technology is an excellent example of a solution that is expanding what is possible for media professionals and demanding PC users."

The Pegasus J2 delivers up to 512GB of raw capacity in the world's smallest and fastest single port Thunderbolt enabled storage device. Users can enjoy the convenience of powering the Pegasus J2 from an A/C source or from the Thunderbolt port of a computer, making it perfect for power users and content creators who work on the go. Users needing to work with more than one OS can run a virtual machine (VM) from the Pegasus J2, saving disk capacity on the primary system and enabling faster boot-ups of the VM OS. Additionally, the amazing speed and portability of the Pegasus J2 is perfect for business travellers to quickly and securely backup their mail and important files when out of the office.

  • Fastest storage device to receive Thunderbolt certification for PC
  • 256GB or 512GB of raw capacity
  • World's smallest Thunderbolt-enabled storage solution
  • Ultra-portable -- Ideal for content creators who want to work anywhere
  • Choice of bus power or an external power source
  • Supports Microsoft Windows 7 and 8 and Mac OS X
  • JBOD supported (for RAID 0 or RAID 1 support, use software RAID in OS X or Windows)