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Highpoint RocketRAID 2320 - Servers go SATA PCI-E - Final Thoughts

Today we are looking at the Highpoint RocketRAID 2320 controller which offers SATA-II support over the PCI Express bus.

| RAID/HBA in Storage | Posted: Mar 28, 2006 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%      Manufacturer: HighPoint Technologies, Inc

Final Thoughts

 

PCI Express is clearly becoming the standard for the future and it's good to see that the standard is being adopted by some of the big names in PC hardware.

 

It took nearly a year for AGP to become the standard when released and it's nearly one year now that PCI Express made its debut to the hardware world, however, with the benefits of PCI Express being so much more than PCI, its now hitting the market with a bang.

 

Highpoint have done a fantastic job with the RocketRAID 2320 controller card. Its small size, high bandwidth makes it not only the best server solution Mass Storage controller available, but for the home users who want massive storage possibilities, this card along with a board supporting PCI Express x4, you can make yourself a comfortable high density RAID setup.

 

Overall the performance of the Highpoint controller definitely justifies the extra cash you will pay in order to get yourself one.

 

- Pros

 

PCI Express x4 interface

 

Extremely fast

 

Supports bridging for 16 port RAID array

 

Hardware RAID 5

 

- Cons

 

Little Pricey

 

- Latest Pricing

 

Highpoint Technologies RocketRAID 2320 (ROCKETRAID2320) Serial ATA Controller

 

Rating - 9 out of 10 and TweakTown's "MUST HAVE" Best Performance Award

 

 

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