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HighPoint RocketRAID 2760 Switch Architecture PCI-E x16 24-Port SAS/SATA 6Gb/s Controller - The HighPoint RocketRAID 2760

HighPoint has something special here; something capable of transferring a dual layer DVD's worth of data in just one second. We make the most of what this controller is capable of thanks to Crucial sending over 24 RealSSD C300 drives.

| RAID/HBA in Storage | Posted: Sep 30, 2010 8:02 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: HighPoint Technology

The HighPoint RocketRAID 2760

 

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Here we get our first look at the 2760 fully assembled. There are six SFF-8087 ports for connecting the controller directly to drives or to backplanes inside your server.

 

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The back of the card is relatively uneventful other than a few surface mount components.

 

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As you might imagine, all of those controller chips create some significant heat. You will need a powerful cooling system to keep the 2760 happy. Why HPT went with a passive cooling system is beyond me, since the price will entice power users to give the 2760 a go and most systems outside of the server realm are not up to the task of keeping a true enterprise class controller like this one cool.

 

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A big thank you goes to Crucial for supplying the 24 RealSSD C300 drives needed to make this test possible.

 

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