Thanks to Intel's new IOP341 I/O processor, this has allowed HighPoint to introduce the industry's fastest 8-port RAID controller to the market, dubbed the RocketRAID 3520.
As the newest edition to the RocketRAID 3000 series, this model is a x8 PCI-Express based card which as mentioned sports eight ports which can work together with advanced RAID levels of 0,1,5,6,10,50.
The card is aimed at the enterprise server market and is able to provide massive throughput with speeds of up to and beyond 600MB/sec for its read/write operation, this said to put it in the #1 spot for the fastest 8-port RAID controller in this market segment.
For the full scoop on it grab HighPoint's PR here.
"HighPoint is proud to collaborate with Intel® to deliver the RocketRAID 3520 - the world's fastest internal 8 Port SATA RAID controller utilizing the Intel® IOP341 I/O processor," said Dr. Michael Whang, President/CEO of HighPoint Technologies.
Featuring the high performance Intel® IOP341 I/O Processor, the RocketRAID 3520 takes advantage of Intel's highly integrated, high-performance system on a chip. "The Intel® IOP341 I/O processor incorporates an energy-efficient Intel XScale® processor, which provides open, full-function IOP based RAID, including enhanced hardware acceleration for the RAID 5 and RAID 6 feature sets," said Mike Wall, general manager of Storage, Intel Server Platforms Group.