HighPoint Technologies, Inc. is now shipping its latest SAS 6Gb/s HBA, the RocketRAID 2711. Designed specifically for Mac Pro platforms, the RocketRAID 2711 is an external 4-port, SAS 6Gb/s PCI-E 2.0 x8 RAID controller, and directly supports up to 4 SAS/SATA devices in a variety of storage configurations.
“The RocketRAID 2711 delivers enterprise management and connectivity features at entry level costs.” according to the company. External Mini-SAS port (SFF-8088) and a low-profile design allows the card to be integrated into a variety of rack-mount and chassis designs.
The RocketRAID 2711 can support SAS and SATA devices in a multitude of configurations, including non-RAID JBOD’s, single disks, and RAID arrays including 0, 1, 5, 10 and 50, and includes Highpoint’s Unified Web-Based Management interface, which allows both novices and experts to quickly configure, manage and monitor storage configurations.
The RocketRAID 2711 is fully backwards compatible with SAS/SATA 3Gb/s devices, PCI-Express 1.0 motherboards, and can be integrated into existing storage infrastructure. The RocketRAID 2711 is compliant with all major operating systems including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and FreeBSD.