First out the gate with a SATA 6 Gb/s RAID configuration card? HighPoint claims it is in announcing its RocketRAID 620 Series adaptor cards .
The RocketRAID 620 series has SATA 3.0 host adapters with a RAID 5 capability (backward compatible with SATA 3 Gb/s and 1.5 Gb/s). It’s got a PCI-Express 2.0 x1 host interface (compatible with PCI-Express 1.0), and it offers optimized storage performance and redundancy with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, and JBOD.
The RocketRAID will allow hot plug and hot swap of storage devices, and has OCE/ORLM to expand storage capacity or migrate to different RAID levels.
HighPoint is offering two cards: the RocketRaid 620, with a price of $69.99, and the RocketRAID 622, with a price of $79.99. The 620 will come with SATA connectors, the 622 with eSATA connectors. Both cards are expected to ship this month.
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