updated 03:40 pm EDT, Wed October 10, 2007
SATA RAID 6 controller
HighPoint has announced the release of the RocketRAID 3320 SATA RAID 6 Controller, which supports the Apple Mac Pro and Power Mac G5 systems. The RocketRAID 3320 is a double parity hardware RAID controller that performs two different parity computations (P+Q) rather than one. RAID 6 can tolerate two simultaneous drive failures or errors without downtime or data loss. Data protection is also achieved with the use of BBU (Battery Back Up Unit) in conjunction with the RocketRAID 3320 controller. Data is saved for up to 48 hours during a systems power failure. When power resumes the saved data is written to the hard disks. The HighPoint RocketRAID 3320 delivers RAID 6 throughput speeds over 600MB/s will include Mac OS X (Leopard 10.5) support. The car is priced at $485.