Portable Thunderbolt drive promises 750MB/sec speeds for $799

Rick

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Promise Technology today announced the availability of what it claims to be the world's fastest ultra-portable storage device with Thunderbolt connectivity: the Pegasus J2. At the time of this writing, the J2 appears to only be available at the Apple...

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LNCPapa

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Yeah - it'll catch lots of weenies and the price will certainly create a class divide for a while. [I'm in the "cannot afford this" class btw]
 

ghasmanjr

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"What makes the Pegasus J2 so expensive? Well, I'm not really sure"

I'm just going to point out the elephant in the crowd...the Apple tax.
 

Darth Shiv

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Other parties supply Thunderbolt cables nowadays. How many people have boards that support it though?
 

cliffordcooley

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I was wondering when they were going to start an SSD raid configuration in a portable enclosure. BTW, is this the first drive or is it just the first drive I have seen?
 

LNCPapa

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First one I've seen using mSATA, but there has been at least one using regular 2.5" SSDs released by Lacie.
 

Darth Shiv

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Never complain about too much speed. It's a great enabler.

It's a bit disappointing it had taken this long for a 10Gbit serial tech to hit the market. With SSD tech it is already a bottleneck. Just look at Revodrive 3 X2 transfer speeds. It is so easy to just parallel up more data bus lanes and see proportional bw gains.
 

VitalyT

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What an incredible waste of money!!!

Today I can get 2 x Samsung 840 (256GB) for about $570 (512GB in total). In RAID 0 they will perform faster than 750MB/s on SATA-III.

So, the extra $930 is for the thunderbolt disk case? Really?
 

cliffordcooley

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So, the extra $930 is for the thunderbolt disk case? Really?
That would be the first Thunderbolt case to support mSata in a raid configuration.

Of-coarse they are going to want royalties for being the first ones out the door with it. Sounds very much like any other company in existence.