Recovering data from a Promise Pegasus R6 with a dead power supply

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bcarney, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. bcarney macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2014
    I have a Pegasus R6 that has a power supply that died – just days out of warranty, of course - and Promise is being of no help whatsoever. If I can't find a replacement power supply, I'd at least like to recover the data on it before I trash it. If I had 6 USB to SATA adapters, could I hook them up to a USB hub and recover the data from the drives from the Pegasus? Or do the drives need to be in a Pegasus case, just like a Drobo (another POS piece of equipment I've owned with junk power supplies)? Thank you for any insight you can provide.
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    In general, RAID volumes are always proprietary. You'll only be able to retrieve the data by putting those disks in another R6. If you had the volumes set up as a JBOD, then the disks may be readable in another enclosure.
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    I'd try to find another power supply -- perhaps a "generic" model.

    Places like Radio Shack and carry such items.

    I'm sure other sources are available, including ebay...
  4. HiQ macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2015
    Any luck fixing it? I was looking at buying a used Pegasus...
  5. bcarney thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2014
    I did get a replacement unit and was able to recover my data.

    I would not recommend getting a Perseus, Drobo, or any other proprietary system.

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