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Highpoint RocketRAID 2310 - Fast and Affordable Storage

By: Cameron Johnson | RAID/HBA in Storage | Posted: Jun 23, 2006 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: HighPoint Technologies, Inc

Final Thoughts


While Highpoint don't have a flood of products like motherboard manufacturers do, Highpoint does put a lot of work and research into what is needed and what can be produced. Lately they've been flooding us with review samples which are designed to satisfy the needs of the server and home user markets, and so far we have not been disappointed in any of the Highpoint offerings.


The RocketRAID 2130 is a great offering for server users who need a smaller storage solution add-on rather than what the more expensive RocketRAID 2320 offers - and why pay extra for what you don't need?


RocketRAID 2130 offers a great balance of server support features with a much more reasonable price tag, and for home users wanting extreme storage options and fast speeds - the RocketRAID 2130 cannot be beat.


Overall we had no complaints about the controllers features, compatibility or software, all worked flawlessly. Although, it would have topped things off very nicely if Highpoint also decided to add external SATA (e.SATA) support.


- Pros


Works on a range of PCI Express ports - lots of flexibility


Performance on par with the fastest onboard IDE controllers from Intel and nVidia


Reasonably priced


4 port SATA-II with SATA 2.5 specs


RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD plus NCQ support


Small and compact card - good for HTPC users


Easy to read and understand users manual


Good software for RAID setup


- Cons


No e.SATA support


Nothing much else


- Latest Pricing


Highpoint Technologies RocketRAID 2310 (ROCKETRAID2310) Serial ATA Controller


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



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