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Highpoint release RocketRAID 2642 SAS/SATA RAID

Posted Dec 15, 2008 @ 20:14 CST

Hybrid Low Cost / High Performing SAS/SATA RAID 5 Controller Released


Milpitas Calif. - HighPoint Technologies, releases the RocketRAID 2642 to broaden SAS/SATA deployments with a cost effective / high performing PCI-Express x4 SAS/SATA RAID 5 controller.


The RocketRAID 2642 is a hybrid SAS/SATA RAID 5 controller with 2 internal and 2 external ports with support for RAID levels (0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD). The new SAS/SATA RAID controller will infuse desktops and workstations with a new level of flexibility, performance and reliability at an affordable price.


RocketRAID 2642 - Hybrid Low Cost / High Performing SAS/SATA RAID 5 Controller Released


The RocketRAID 2642 PCI-Express x4 bus speed delivers true SAS performance that is 2X the throughput speed of SATA. The true flexibility of a hybrid SAS/SATA RAID controller offers a seamless integration with High Definition Performance Applications- CAD, Imaging, Digital video, Audio Editing Desktops and Workstations.


The RocketRAID 2642 offers the flexibility to be able to support either 15,000 rpm SAS hard drives internally for performance or low cost SATA hard drives externally for capacity. The ability to deploy either type of drives allows the computer system to be optimized for specific application and cost requirements. Disks with SAS interfaces are designed to meet the performance and reliability characteristics required for enterprise-class server arrays and RAID systems. SAS drives retain all of the reliability and performance advantages of traditional SCSI and while eliminating the weaknesses of the parallel interface.


The release of the RocketRAID 2642 PCI-Express x4 SAS/SATA RAID controller broadens the adoption of SAS technology that has been limited to server or storage systems due to the high costs and limited diversity. HighPoint is enabling desktops and workstations to experience SAS/SATA flexibility, performance and reliability at an affordable price.


Operating systems supports includes (Windows, Linux, FreeBSD) and Mac OS X.


About HighPoint


HighPoint provides a full spectrum of SAS and SATA RAID HBA solutions for wide scale storage applications. We are long recognized as an innovator of RAID HBA technology. For over 13 years we have continuously developed cutting edge RAID technologies to satisfy the industry's ever-changing storage requirements.


HighPoint has a successful track record of delivering products to fortune 500 companies and global storage providers. Today, HighPoint has regional sales offices and world-wide distribution networks to better serve customers locally.


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