Apple Thunderbolt Cable and Promise Thunderbolt RAID Systems Hit the Apple Store

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    Earlier this week, we mentioned that the first Thunderbolt-equipped peripherals had briefly appeared on Apple's online store earlier this month, although they carried shipping estimate of several weeks out and were quickly removed.

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    Those products have returned today, with a set of four Thunderbolt-equipped RAID storage systems from Promise making their debut in the store and shipping within 24 hours. The new Thunderbolt RAID systems include the Promise Pegasus R4 in 4x1TB ($999) and 4x2TB ($1499) capacities and the Promise Pegasus R6 in 6x1TB ($1499) and 6x2TB ($1999) capacities. The R4 offers bandwidth of over 500 MB/sec, while the R6 offers over 800 MB/sec.

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    In order to provide connections to the drives, Apple has also released a new $49 Thunderbolt cable.
    The new Apple Thunderbolt Cable is sold separately from the Promise Thunderbolt RAID systems, and ships within 24 hours.

    Article Link: Apple Thunderbolt Cable and Promise Thunderbolt RAID Systems Hit the Apple Store
     
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    $50 just for the cable?! :eek:
     
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    yAh why not. It is so shiny!!!!


    Anyway, let's hope we will be able to boot from TB.!!!! is it still unconfirmed???
     
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    Promise don't include a cable, seems pretty cheap of them.

    Granted the cable is expensive but still.
     
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    all apple cables and adapters cost 50$... :/

    but can't you connect 2 macbooks with the TB cable to transfer files? i mean with normal mode, not target disk mode!

    SO SO SO cheap!! have you ever seen an external usb disk drive without the usb cable..?
     
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    If you need the speed, 50$ for a cable is a price you'd be willing to pay. Same thing for those RAIDs
     
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    It comes to a point were it is easy to think we are being price gouged. That is worse than most gold plated HDMI cables. That better be an ounce of pure silver wiring for that price! :eek:
     
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    All I want is a simple 2.5" HDD enclosure so I can finally add an SSD to my iMac without opening it
     
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    back to Printer days where you need to purchase a cable to get it to work! yeah:rolleyes::rolleyes::mad:
     
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    nice. 50 dollar cables is just what I wanted.
     
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    800. Freaking. Megabytes. Per second!

    People are going to use this as something much more than just storage...
     
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    You know the $999 RAID systems are not free with right? :p
     
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    Oh apple. $50 is just silly.
    I guess its hand soldered by virgins in the Foxconn factory.
     
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    No cable even with a 2000 dollar raid purchase. Sad.
     
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    If everything Thunderwear is going to be this expensive, I'm going to quickly lose interest.
     
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    999$ for host based storage, and only 4 TB's worth ? :eek:

    Talk about gouging. I'll stick to NAS boxes.

    Let's hope Thunderbolt filters down to more consumer levels than this, otherwise, it's not going to last long.
     
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    Exactly!!!!! or at the best 2xSSD (oCZ Vertex 3) and we easly get 800MB/s (in theory even 1GB/s)
     
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    Ah, but you miss Steve's grand plan. With iOS dominance, censorship of adult content in the app store will mean everyone will be virgins, thus bringing the costs right down in the long run!

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    Holy Moly thats pricey :eek:
     
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    I have oodles of USB and FW cables, if I could have bought the respective drives (and cameras etc.) without the cables and instead a $50 discount, I would have gone for that.

    Granted, at the beginning nobody has any cables yet and the high-cost nature of TB will mean TB will mainly be used on devices which are in use most of the time (and thus need a cable).
     
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    Looks like TB peripherals will definitely not be for the rest of us. At least not at the moment. :(
     
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    :p Me likey!
     
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    Nice! Love to see how FCP X runs using this drive on a top of the line iMac.
     
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    And there goes the need for me to ever buy a MacPro again. With what I use a computer for, any iMac with Thunderbolt can now become a MacPro, in essence, with one of these. The external storage now has enough speed to be worthwhile. I prefer the iMac's form to the clunky Pro; this storage can be placed out of sight or on a shelf to keep the desk clean.

    Welcome to the world of premier technology.

    Give it 2 years and that thing'll be half that price and the cables $20.
     
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    Wish Apple would make a Mac the size of that RAID system.
     

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