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RocketRaid 3520 gets Mac support

updated 02:35 pm EST, Wed December 12, 2007

RocketRaid 3520

HighPoint Technologies has updated the RocketRAID 3520 based on the IntelR IOP341 I/O Processor to support Power Mac G5 and Mac Pro systems with Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or 10.5 (Leopard). The RocketRAID 3520 is an x8 PCI-Express 8 port RAID controller. The IntelR IOP341 I/O processor incorporates an Intel XScaleR processor, which provides open, full-function IOP based RAID, including enhanced hardware acceleration for the RAID 5 and RAID 6 feature sets to deliver maximum throughput speeds of over 600MB/s for Read/Write operation. The RocketRAID 3520 connects up to 8 internal SATA hard drives and supports RAID levels (0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and JBOD).

Users can create RAID arrays up to 8-terabyte of storage that will be protected from drive failures. Software support for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and 10.5 (Leopard) is available in one universal software package that includes the HighPoint RAID Management web GUI to configure, manage and monitor storage RAID arrays.

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  1. chadpengar

    Joined: Dec 1969


    stay away

    I would stay away from any highpoint technologies Mac cards (or any platform). They do NOT support their stuff. I had an 1820a that I bought less than 3 years ago and they are NOT coming out with a Leopard compatible driver. They tell you to upgrade to a different board. They did not add Leopard support for the 1810a or 1820a, which are not that old and in fact were still being sold by some vendors when Leopard came out. And the 1820a was their top of the line Mac RAID card less than 3 years ago and for long thereafter. I can see not supporting 7 year old stuff for Macs that no longer are supported by Apple. But boards that were mainstream 2 years ago and work in G5s with PCI-X, which Apple still supports, should still be supported with a Leopard upgrade.

    Buy this board and when 10.6 comes out, you will find yourself being told to buy their latest board with no driver upgrade.

    STAY AWAY. They are not customer or Mac friendly.

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