Promise Technology Unveils Smartphone-Size, Flash-Based Desktop Storage Device
Pegasus J2, designed as a storage complement for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebooks, uses a Thunderbolt interface and will be available in 256GB and 512GB capacities.Consumer and small-business storage device maker Promise Technology on June 18 introduced the Pegasus J2, a Thunderbolt interface storage device, which the company claims can move data at speeds up to 750MB per second in a device the size of a smartphone. Pegasus J2 (pictured next to an Apple mouse), designed as a storage complement for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebooks, is a pocket-sized NAND flash-based storage device that will soon be available in 256GB and 512GB capacities.
Thunderbolt is a new-generation interface for connecting peripheral devices to a PC via an expansion bus. Thunderbolt was developed by Intel and brought to market with technical collaboration from Apple. It was introduced commercially on Apple's updated MacBook Pro lineup on Feb. 24, 2011, using the same connector as Mini DisplayPort.