Solutions for OS X
SmartStor DAS for OS X

The PROMISE SmartStor DS4600 is a complete 4-bay Firewire/USB/eSATA RAID solution equipped with four 1TB 7200-rpm SATA drives and powerful hardware RAID engine for small servers, creative pro workstations, power users and consumers that need blazing fast external storage, increased data capacity and robust data protection.

Easy to Use and Easy to Manage
Requires “zero” configuration out of the box. Simply unpack, connect power cable and Firewire 800 cable (or cable of your choice) and you are ready to store data and perform backups via Time Machine. Managing the DS4600 is just as “simple” with SmartNAVI Management software for OS X. SmartNAVI has been redesigned to provide the “look and feel” OS X users expect from a graphical user interface.


Expansion Storage for the Digital Home
Digital Media consumes our lives. You need safe, reliable and fast external storage to protect your music, photos and videos. The DS4600 can also provide massive storage space for popular OS X applications such as Garageband, iTunes, iPhoto and iMovie. Backup your invaluable digital media and also your entire computer to the DS4600 with Time Machine.


Best in Class Performance
The SmartStor DS4600 features the best in class performance over Firewire 800, High Speed USB 2.0 and eSATA 3G interfaces. Transfer your digital media at lightning speeds between your Mac Computer and the SmartStor DS4600.
  • Firewire 400 sustained performance: up to 45MB/s
  • Firewire 800 sustained performance: up to 90 MB/s
  • High Speed USB 2.0 sustained performance: up to 35MB/s
  • eSATA 3G sustained performance: up to 220MB/s (performance varies depending on 3rd party HBA Performance)


Workspace for Mac Professionals and Artists
Amateur Professionals, Audio Engineers, Photographers and Video Post Production Engineers can utilize the raw power and high performance of the DS4600 over Firewire 800 or the eSATA 3G interface. Protect your valuable workflows, audio sessions and other creative media content with the DS4600’s highly reliable RAID 5 and mature error handling schemes. Final Cut Professionals can Ingest, manipulate and store DVCProHD, ProRes, ProRes HQ and other SD and HD video formats with responsiveness and ease.


Hardware RAID for SOHO and Small Business
Protect your data with a robust and reliable Hardware RAID Solution. Add storage capacity for your existing workstation system or expand the storage capacity of your server. The DS4600 is perfect for data archival and day-to-day data backups.


Ultra Quiet, Low Power and Eco-Smart
The SmartStor™ DS4600 is RoHS compliant; in simple terms the SmartStor™ DS4600 is eco-friendly, keeping harmful lead out of the environment and our delicate ecosystems. Consuming a mere 40 watts under full load with four hard drives installed, it uses roughly 13% of the power consumed by the average 300 watt power supply in standard computers.
The Standby feature of the SmartStor™ DS4600 allows hard drives to spin-down during periods of inactivity, thereby reducing power consumption to as little as 15 watts.

Sporting a new enclosure design, a fan-less integrated power supply and a state-of-the-art fan control mechanism, system noise is never an issue making the SmartStor DS4600 idea for desktop, small office environments and any room in the house.