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HighPoint RocketRAID 640 SATA 6Gb/s 4-Port PCI-E 2.0 Controller (Page 4)

By Chris Ramseyer on May 27, 2010 01:23 am CDT - 0 mins, 36 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: HighPoint

The HighPoint RocketRAID 640

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Here we get our first look at the adapter. We found a PLX chip as well as dual Marvell SATA 6G controllers. The four SATA ports are at the back of the card and face two different directions; each side ran off a separate Marvell chip.

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Here we see the layout a bit closer. To maximize performance with two drives it is best to run one drive on each Marvell controller.

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The back of the controller is fairly uneventful with little to dive deeper into.

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In the package we found round longer than average SATA cables, a driver / manual disk, a printed quick install manual and finally, a low profile bracket.

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Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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