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HighPoint RocketRAID 2720SGL SATA 6G RAID Controller Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | RAID/HBA in Storage | Posted: Sep 23, 2011 6:24 am
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TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Highpoint Technology

The HighPoint RocketRAID 2720SGL

 

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Here we get our first look at the RocketRAID 2720SGL. Being a software RAID controller, there isn't an XOR engine onboard or RAM for a data buffer. On the back you see the two SFF-8087 ports that are used to connect the drives and at the bottom is the PCIe 2.0 8 lane connector.

 

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The back of the card is fairly plain with nothing connecting on this side.

 

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The two SFF-8087 connectors use standard spacing, so there is a small gap between them.

 

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The heatsink fits inside the envelope of space specified for a single PCIe slot, so if you need to use the RocketRAID 2720 between two video cards, you can.

 

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Included in the package is a paper manual, driver / software disk and a low profile bracket for use in smaller servers.

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