Friday, September 30, 2011

Icy News: HighPoint Shipping RocketRAID 2711 HBA

"4-port SAS 6G PCIe 2.0 x8 RAID
HighPoint Technologies, Inc. is shipping its latest SAS 6Gb/s HBA, the RocketRAID 2711

Designed for workstations and entry-level servers, the RocketRAID 2711 is an external 4-port, SAS 6Gb/s PCI-E 2.0 x8 RAID controller supports SAS/SATA devices in a variety of storage configurations including direct connectivity, SATA JBOD, and SAS expansion.

External SAS 6Gb/s Storage for PC and Mac
The RocketRAID 2711 delivers enterprise management and connectivity features at entry level costs. The industry standard external Mini-SAS port (SFF-8088) simplifies installation procedures and is compatible with a range of storage devices available for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Mac platforms, including the recent Mac OS X Lion. The low-profile design allows the card to be integrated into a variety of rack-mount and chassis designs.

The RocketRAID 2711 can support SAS and SATA devices in a multitude of configurations, including non-RAID JBODs, single disks, and RAID arrays including 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and 50, and includes Highpoint's Unified Web-Based Management interface, which allows to configure, manage and monitor storage configurations.

Integration with Existing Storage Infrastructure
The RocketRAID 2711 is backwards compatible with SAS/SATA 3Gb/s devices, PCI-Express 1.0 motherboards, and can be integrated into existing storage infrastructure. Clients benefit from the upgrade path; storage configurations can be scaled, shared, and migrated between all RR2700 series HBA's, including future product releases." - via

HighPoint has always been one of the top RAID  controller card companies. With their new 4-port SAS 6G PCIe 2.0 x8 RAID you can have enterprise level performance for a lower consumer grade price. HighPoint has loaded their new card with features found on higher end cards. Let us know if you will be purchasing one of HighPoint's new cards. 

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