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