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Promise Atlas S8+ Thunderbolt 3 Review (Page 1)

Promise Atlas S8+ Thunderbolt 3 Review

Promise raises the bar on professional storage!

By Tyler Bernath from Nov 5, 2018 @ 22:00 CST
TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: Promise

Introduction

We have seen professional storage platforms in the past from Promise with the Pegasus platform, Areca has its lineup of Thunderbolt solutions, and CalDigit and LaCie have theirs as well, but we have yet to have a Thunderbolt 3 solution come through that can also double up as a NAS, until the S8+ arrived.

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The Atlas S8+ sets itself apart with the ability to be configured as a turnkey appliance, while at the same time it can also be configured with Thunderbolt 3 or 10Gbe in addition to its built-in quad gigabit ethernet connectivity. The Atlas is ideal for rich media creation and professionals in need of enterprise-class data storage with enhanced encryption while having simple intuitive setup and management tools.

Under the hood, the Atlas S8+ has an impressive BOM. We start with the Intel Core i5 7500T processor operating at 2.7GHz boost up to 3.3GHz. Promise has paired this with 16GB of DDR4, that is still upgradable to 32GB. Our Atlas is a turnkey solution with 8x Toshiba 7200RPM drives for a total capacity of 32TB. The Atlas does support an SSD module that is tucked away under the side panel using the 2.5" form factor.

MSRP of the Promise Atlas S8+ comes in at $4400 for the 32TB model, $7200 for the 64TB model and $8100 for the 80TB model. Each unit carries a three-year warranty.

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