updated 06:05 pm EST, Thu January 10, 2008
RAID adapter for Leopard
HighPoint Technologies today updated its RocketRAID 3120 to support Apple's Power Mac G5 and Mac Pro systems under both Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and 10.5 Leopard. The RocketRAID 3120 is a PCI-Express x1 dual port SATA RAID controller featuring the Marvell 5182 (400MHz) hardware RAID engine and with 128MB of DDR2 local memory. The RocketRAID 3120 is available for $170.
With two internal SATA connectors, users can add high capacity SATA II hard drives to their Mac systems, according to HighPoint. The RocketRAID 3120 supports advance RAID levels (0, 1, JBOD) for speed or protection of storage. Users can create RAID arrays up to 2TB of high performance storage protected from drive failures.
Software support for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 is available in one universal software package that includes the HighPoint RAID Management Web GUI -- an advanced management application that allows users to configure, manage and monitor storage RAID arrays. The web GUI also includes the Storage Health Inspector (SHI) that actively monitors the health status of storage for failures.