HighPoint 8 Channel External SAS 6Gb/s RAID Host Adapter

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Posted: 4 years 12 weeks ago

Milpitas, CA - June 2010, HighPoint Technologies, announces shipment of the
RocketRAID 2722. The RocketRAID 2722 delivers the next generation of SAS
6Gb/s performance with 8 channels of external point-to-point direct
connectivity. The newest member broadens the HighPoint SAS 6Gb/s RAID
product portfolio which now includes all generations of SATA (6Gb/s, 3Gb/s &
1.5Gb/s) and SAS 6Gb/s storage interface.

RocketRAID 2722 Features:
HighPoint RocketRAID 2722 is first 8 channel external member of the SAS/SATA
6Gb/s RAID host adapter family series. There two SFF-8088 connectors to
support up to 8 external SAS/SATA devices. A PCI-Express 2.0 x8 bus
interface is backward compatible to PCI-Express 1.0. HighPoint hardware
assisted RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 50 and JBOD offers a balance of storage
performance with protection.

Software support includes a wide range of the operating systems and a user
friendly RAID management and monitoring tool for popular OSes such as
Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X.

Speed Boost from PCI-Express 2.0:
A speed boost from PCI-Express 2.0 doubles the bus interconnect. This
effectively increases the aggregate bandwidth of an 8-lane link to
approximately 4GB/s of throughput. The higher bandwidth will achieve higher
performance to support the highest performing SAS and SSD hard drives. The
new PCI-Express 2.0 is commonly found in current server and high-end
workstation configurations.

Smart External Connectivity:
With Smart Connectivity the RocketRAID 2722 has the flexibility to support
either 15,000 RPM SAS or SSDs hard drives for performance and low cost SATA
hard drives for capacity. The RocketRAID 2722 retains backward compatibility
for SAS (3Gb/s) and for all generations of SATA (6Gb/s, 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s)
hard drives. The ability to deploy either type of drives allows the computer
system to be optimized for specific application and cost requirements. Disks
with SAS interfaces and SSD's are designed to meet the characteristics of
highest performing environments while SATA interfaces are tailored for
environments that require performance and capacity.

About HighPoint:
HighPoint Technologies, Inc. established in 1995, is a professional storage
host-based RAID controller manufacturer. We have a dedicated hardware and
software engineering teams that design and customize host based RAID and
host adapter storage solutions. Our partnerships and alliances assure
product compatibility and reliability. HighPoint has office locations in
USA, China and Taiwan to provide products and support to localized regions.

HighPoint offers a comprehensive range of host based RAID and host adapter
products to support the latest SAS/SATA 6Gb and SATA 6Gb target devices.