Promise Technology debuts Pegasus3 storage offerings with Thunderbolt3; achieves Intel certification for Windows

Storage technology company Promise Technology announced Tuesday launch and official Intel certification for Windows of its Pegasus3 with Thunderbolt3. With over 60 Windows-based computers already shipping with Thunderbolt3 ports, Promise’s third generation Pegasus models allow Windows users to take advantage of the blistering throughput rates (up to 40 Gb/s) offered by Thunderbolt 3.

Known for being at the forefront of Thunderbolt technology, Promise introduced storage solutions for both Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt2 – Promise’s Pegasus3 was one of the first Thunderbolt3 storage devices to be previewed at the 2016 NAB Show.

The Pegasus3 PC Edition is available in 4-bay, 6-bay and 8-bay configurations preconfigured for Windows. Storage capacity can be expanded by daisy chaining multiple Pegasus3 systems.

“Thunderbolt3 enables new capabilities not possible with other PC I/O technology, leading to strong adoption with the latest generation PCs in the market today,” said Jason Ziller, director of Thunderbolt marketing for Intel. “The Pegasus3 from Promise takes full advantage of Thunderbolt3 performance to deliver a compelling workflow for creative professionals.”

In order to use a Thunderbolt3 storage system, a Thunderbolt3-enabled laptop or workstation is required. Promise will continue to provide the Pegasus2 solutions for users with Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt2-based laptops and workstations.

“High-performance Windows-based PC laptops sporting Thunderbolt3 ports are gaining in popularity, and supporting this growth was top of mind for us as we pushed to be one of the first to market with Thunderbolt3 solutions,” noted Vijay Char, president, Promise Technology USA. “Promise has established itself as the go-to solution for Thunderbolt storage, and we are extremely proud to lead the way once again in bringing out solutions with the latest generation of Thunderbolt.”

For those using PCs, Promise’s Pegasus3 PC Edition boasts twice the bandwidth of its predecessor. Thunderbolt3 delivers the performance needed when working with high-resolution video and rich media content. Video creators, photographers, graphic artists, engineers and more can create, edit, and view live 4K video streams while simultaneously backing up files to the system, in real time and at lightning-fast speeds.

The Promise Thunderbolt3 solutions are compatible with many digital editing platforms, including Adobe and Autodesk.

“Promise Technology’s Pegasus Thunderbolt3 products are professional-grade solutions that can help our workstation customers with complex projects that demand expandability in storage and connectivity solutions,” said Josh Peterson, vice president of product management, workstations, for HP Inc. “These products are the perfect complement to our new, powerful, ZBook workstations, which include two Thunderbolt 3 ports. We’re committed to the professional market, and know that our workstation customers can rely on Pegasus products when coupled with the performance and reliability of HP ZBook Mobile Workstations.”

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