updated 06:45 pm EDT, Mon June 17, 2013
New cards support up to 32 drives with port multipliers
HighPoint, an industry leading Storage HBA and solutions manufacturer, has launched a new selection of cost-effective hardware RAID HBAs for PC and Mac platforms -- the RocketRAID 362x series. The new line of PCI-E RAID cards are ideal for large-scale configurations of 6Gb per second SATA hard drives, and were designed specifically for I/O intensive business and media applications that require data redundancy coupled with consistent transfer rates.
The RocketRAID 362x series HBA's utilize a dedicated RAID-on-Chip processor and 512MB of DDR3 cache, which offload RAID-related processing from the host system. A comprehensive management suite delivers storage monitoring, maintenance and recovery features to help secure mission-critical data from the risks of hardware failure. The dual Mini-SAS ports deliver 6Gb per second transfer bandwidth for each of the eight device channels.
RocketRAID 362x Series RAID-on-Chip HBAs were designed to work in conjunction with HighPoint's Rocket EJ340 SATA Expander Modules. Rocket EJ340 Expander Modules quadruple the storage capability of each Mini-SAS port, and enable RocketRAID 362x HBAs to expand from 8 up to 32 hard drives, and support large-scale hardware RAID 5 and 6 storage configurations.
RocketRAID 3600 HBAs and accessories are available immediately from HighPoint's network of distribution and Retail channels. The RocketRaid 3620 retail for $429, with the 3622 coming it at $579. The RocketEJ3440 SATA expander retails for $119.