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

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    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 603

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    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 G3

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

    Places like Radio Shack and partsexpress.com carry such items.

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

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

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    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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