October 11th 2012 12:38 pm

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On the go and need some data protection? Check out the Pegasus J2 from Promise which has two mSATA SSD drives inside. The drives can be configured in RAID 0, 1 or as JBOD. The J2 comes in two sizes: 256GB and 512GB with each offering transfer speeds up to 750MB/s over Thunderbolt when the drive is plugged in with its AC adapter.

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CNET Oct 10, 2012

Uniquely designed, the Pegasus J2 is perfect for deep-pocketed mobile users who want a compact, superfast, and RAID-enabled storage device, but not the rest.

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AnandTech Sep 2, 2012

Kudos to Promise on breaking the mold with the Pegasus J2, but I'd at least like to see better SSD controllers used inside.

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PC Mag Jul 29, 2013

The Thunderbolt-equipped Promise Pegasus J2 external solid-state drive is a speed demon in the studio, and a versatile bus-powered drive in the field. It's pricey and has a relatively low capacity for a $500 drive, but it is one of the fastest portable Thunderbolt drives out there.

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