HighPoint Technologies - an innovative host-based RAID controller
manufacturer is introducing the RocketRAID 620 Series- the industry’s first SATA
3.0 host adapters with RAID 5 capability. The 620 series will double the data
rate from 3Gb/s to 6Gb/s for high bandwidth PC applications, gaming, digital
video and audio, video streaming and graphics applications.
The two members of the RocketRAID 620 Series – RocketRAID 620 (MSRP $69.99)
and RocketRAID 622 (MSRP $79.99) will ship mid January 2010. These premier RAID
host adapters are based on PCI-Express Gen 2 host interface technology and are
designed to optimize storage performance and redundancy with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
and JBOD. User friendly features include hot plug and hot unplug to add or
remove storage devices; and OCE/ORLM to expand storage capacities or migrate to
different RAID levels.
High Performance Companion for SATA 6Gb and SSD
The dedicated bandwidth provided by the RocketRAID 620 Series point-to-point
connectivity is ideal for SSDs and SATA 6Gb interface storage - each 600MB/s
lane is tuned for maximum performance. By supporting backward compatibility to
SATA 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s interface users can seamlessly migrate their existing
SATA cables/connectors and hard disks, to the RocketRAID 620 Series controllers.
Port Multiplier – Cost Performance Ratio
The RocketRAID 620 Series offers the most economical way to optimize
performance to capacity ratio by supporting port multiplier devices. Smart
fan-connectivity enables drive scalability up to 5 SATA drives through a single
600MB/s eSATA channel.
Smart and Robust RocketRAID Management Suite for Major OSes
The RocketRAID Manage Suite provides a user-friendly web-based management
interface to maintain storage devices. It incorporates HighPoint’s SHI (Storage
Health Inspector) technology to provide active and early-warning features to
maintain the integrity of the storage environment. The RocketRAID management
suite supports every major operating system including Windows 7, Linux and