updated 10:25 pm EDT, Thu July 3, 2008
HighPoint RAID system
Power Mac G5 and Mac Pro gamers have a new high-performance disk system available to them, through HighPoint Technologies' RocketRAID 2640x4, a 4x PCI-E SAS hard drive RAID system. The system offers users 56-percent increased performance over 10,000 RPM SATA drives, with 128MB per-second transfer speeds, offering users lower average latency and lower read/write seek times. The RocketRAID 2640x4 sells for $165 from HighPoint's website.
The RocketRAID 2640x4 card supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10, and JBOD. Users require Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, and an available four-lane PCI-E slot.