updated 11:25 am EDT, Wed September 22, 2004
RocketRAID 1820A PCI card
HighPoint Technologies has announced Mac OS X compatibility for its recently launched hardware-based RAID solution. The 8-channel PCI-X to Serial ATA (SATA) RAID 5 host adapter offers full Tagged Command Queuing support (and compatibility with WD Raptor 74 GB SATA hard drives). The RocketRAID 1820A offers RAID 5 data transfer rates of up to 480MB/sec (read) and 300MB/sec (write), while support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD as well. The 64-bit, 133MHz PCI-X architecture supports total transfer rates of 1200 MB/s. HighPoint released drivers that are compatible with both G4- and G5-based Power Macs running Mac OS X Jaguar and Panther.