Promise Technology said its Pegasus32 Series storage devices, which support high-speed connections via both Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.2 Gen 2, are now shipping in North America through Lifeboat Distribution.

The Pegasus32 products, first shown at NAB this year, are built with two symmetrical USB-C ports, the company said, allowing users to connect with either Thunderbolt 3 or USB 3.2. Promise claims that’s a first for this type of device. The box has dual ports, allowing Thunderbolt devices to be daisy-chained. 8K monitors are supported via four-lane DisplayPort 1.4 connection, Promise said.

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Promise Technology Pegasus 32 R4, R8 and R6 (from left).
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Thunderbolt 3 is said to allow speeds to reach a theoretical 40 Gbps, while USB 3.2 Gen 2 is designed to support up to 10 Gbps. Real-world performance rarely matches theoretical highs, but both types of connection are pretty speedy. In addition, the device can provide up to 85W of power via Thunderbolt 3.

“We’ve received great customer and industry feedback following the debut of the Pegasus32 Series at NAB 2019,” said Promise Technology USA President Vijay Char in a prepared statement. “Promise is the first to bring such a dual-compatible port solution to market, making Pegasus HW RAID Storage accessible to a much larger customer base.”

The Pegasus32 Series is available in three different size options, with up to 112 TB of raw capacity available in the capacious eight-bay R8. The R4 and R6 versions max out at 56 TB and 84 TB, respectively. The systems require MacOS 10.14 or newer or Windows 10 x64.

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