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HighPoint RocketStor 6414AS Four-Bay Hardware RAID Tower Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Oct 7, 2015 4:49 pm
TweakTown Rating: 87%Manufacturer: HighPoint

Packaging and a Closer Look

 

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Packaging for the 6414AS is a simple brown box with black graphics.

 

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The scope of delivery includes the enclosure seen in the back, along with the RocketRAID 4522 HBA and mini-SAS cable pictured to the right.

 

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Our first look at the enclosure has us noticing the single piece aluminum design covered by the plastic front bezel. The four drive trays include a locking mechanism with two LEDs per tray.

 

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The rear of the enclosure is pretty simple. We have the mini-SAS connection followed by a 92mm cooling fan and the power supply at the very bottom.

 

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Here we have our first look at the HBA, which is the 4522 from HighPoint that features two external mini-SAS connections to the far left.

 

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Removing the copper heat sink from the HBA, we find the Marvell 88RC9580, a PCIe 2.0 x8 eight port SAS RoC (RAID on Chip) controller.

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