Our R6 review left us with a lingering question: who was this speed for? Now we know. Adobe and PROMISE demonstrated just how good their Thunderbolt equipped Pegasus R6 can get. Pairing the device with a MacBook Pro running Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, the duo were able to push four uncompressed 10-bit video streams from the RAID device to the screen. This is all part of PROMISE’s PR efforts to highlight the benefits of their devices to video professionals; citing for instance the ability to edit and playback uncompressed video in real time and lack of wait time transferring large files. And if money is no object you can always daisy chain R6’s to a Babel-esque 72TB total. Source: PROMISE

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  • JessusChristDoOTcom - Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - link

    surprised I am first
  • greylica - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    It's very good to see those new devices performing very well, I have been doing research to find out the best storage for uncompressed videos in near ''Real Time'' speeds. So far, I have tested some of the possible storage systems listed above (Subject), SCSI Raid Devices performs very well in software raid configurations with 3 controllers, (I have used 6 HDDs) and gigantic chunks, SSDs in Raid with 2 simple controllers offer more performance (4 SSDs), but are expensive (even if compared to SCSI), PCI Express Storage saves time, ''It's Plug and Play :)'', and SaS Raid is the most expensive form of Raid (Price x Performance), if compared to SSDs and PCI Express Storage. In fact, the problem solved by Thunderbolt devices is the communication between external devices and computers; internally, we have lot's of options. USB 3.0 tried, but i didn't know any devices that performs so very well, even USB 3.0 external SSDs. Obviously, their ''Gazzilions and Bazzilions'' invested in USB 3.0 doesn't returned results like thunderbolt. For now, the cost is higher than expected, and we know that they are persecuting ''Patents money'', but the competition still doesn't showed us better choices...
  • JasonInofuentes - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    And this is really what the TB interface is all about. Offering internal interface speeds, externally. I think we can expect a lot of different peripherals in the coming years that use TB for things we would not have expected. The same might have been said about Firewire when it was first released but back then Apple had far less than 10% market share, now it's +30% and growing, so it's much more likely that the interface will be adopted. This is also the fastest that Apple has ever transitioned their entire mainstream product line to anything (I'm leaving out the Mac Pro, it's always been a niche within a niche product).

    I'd be interested to know what sort of set-up you use to do your video editing and just what type of video work you do. Having tested so many different options I'm assuming you've got more than a MacBook Pro and a D3100. Hit me up with an e-mail.


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