Pegasus2 R6 - Can it be upgraded to Thunderbolt 3?

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Bernard Chen posted this 10 February 2020

Would anyone know if I can upgrade my Pegasus2 system to Thunderbolt 3? 

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Ranjith kumar posted this 16 February 2020

Hi Bernard,

You can use Apple Thunderbolt3 to Thunderbolt2 adapter to connect the Pegasus2 with Thunderbolt3 system.

Regards,

Promise Team

Richard Harris posted this 22 August 2022

Hi Bernard,

You can use Apple Thunderbolt3 to Thunderbolt2 adapter to connect the Pegasus2 with Thunderbolt3 system.

Regards,

Promise Team

 

Doesn't work. I've been trying for more than a year to get my R6 to work with the M1 Mac Mini I bought after checking with your support that it would. Please don't make recommendations that you HAVEN'T ACTUALLY TESTED.

R P posted this 22 August 2022

Hi Richard.

When the M1 macs came out the Pegasus 2 was indeed tested, I know as I tested with the Pegasus 2 myself.

But some investigation has revealed that if the Pegasus has old firmware, like 5.04.0000.17 (FCS release), the Pegasus 2 won't mount on either an Intel or M1 MAC running Monterey. This firmware is from 2013. But when I attached my Pegasus 2 to Catalina it mounted fine. So my testing had obviously been done with the latest firmware.

If the latest Pegasus 2 firmware is loaded (5.04.0000.64) the Pegasus2 will mount on both the M1 (with both the kext and user space driver) and the Intel Monterey. It can be slow to mount, I did not time it, but it might take a minute, then it works fine and can be managed with the latest Pegasus32 Utility.

Since the Pegasus 2 with old firmware won't be recognized by an M1 MAC, a firmware update will have to be done from an older MAC. I used a Catalina MAC Mini, but Big Sur will probably work as well.

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