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RocketRAID 2600 series launches supporting Mac RAID 5

updated 07:50 pm EDT, Thu October 9, 2008

Mac RAID controllers ship

HighPoint has released a series of SAS Connectivity Plus RAID 5 capable PCI-Express controllers. The three new models are the RocketRAID 2644x4, RocketRAID 2640x4 and RocketRAID 2640x1. The 2644x4 connects externally, while the 2640x4 (a four-lane PCI card) and 2640x1 (a one-lane card) offer internal connections and all three connect to both SAS and SATA hard disks. The controllers offer RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5 and JBOD.

The RocketRAID 2600 series supports S.M.A.R.T. warning systems, NCQ (Native Command Queuing), bad sector repair and remapping, automatic RAID rebuilding and email notification of drive failures. All of the three new controllers work on Mac OS X 10.4 and above. The 2644x4 retails for $200, the 2640x4 is $170 and the 2640x1 is $140.




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  1. chadpengar

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Stay Away!

    Stay Away from Highpoint Technologies. When 10.6 comes out they will probably tell you to buy a new controller instead of releasing new drivers. This has happened before with their Mac products and Leopard. Products that were still for sale up to a few months before Leopard came out!

    They do NOT support their Mac products. Stay Away. Buyer beware!

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