HighPoint Technologies (http://www.highpoint-tech.com/) has announced the RocketRAID Quad eSATA 6Gbs host adapter for the Mac Pro. The company says it’s the industry’s first PCI-Express Gen 2.0 x4 host adapter with quad independent 6Gb/s eSATA connections.

The RocketRAID Quad eSATA 6Gb/s for Mac supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD for performance and data protection. RAID 0 and 10 boost performance with striping technology and RAID 1 protects data from a single drive failure with mirroring technology. RAID 5 delivers performance and protection against a failed drive.

The RocketRAID Quad eSATA 6Gb/s for Mac is compatible with all generations of Intel-based Mac Pro platforms. The PCI-Express Gen 2.0 x4 bus connector is upward compatible with x8 and x16 slots and also backward compatible to PCI-Express Gen 1.0 slots. Hard drive compatibility includes support for SATA 3.0, 2.0. It’s compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 and higher.

External storage connectivity include point to point eSATA devices for the maximum eSATA bandwidth of 600MB/s per connection and PM (port multiplier) enclosures. Contact HighPoint for pricing options.