HighPoint presents the RocketRAID 2722, a new RAID host adapter that delivers SAS 6Gbps performance with 8 channels of external point-to-point direct connectivity.
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
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.