HighPoint RocketCache 3240x8 Review

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whitneymr

Would dual booting to Win7 and Linux fix the doot problem by putting grub in before the bootstrap?

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Overkill2017

Imagine using it with a WD Raptor and a set of the Vertex 4s.... thinking you would see 1500Mb/s or a little closer than the benchmarks here

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Hey.That_Dude

I'd be way more interested in this if it could cache on 4 mSata my raid 5 of 5 HDDs.
This is just way too much money for only one HDD performance increase.

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seanpyke

The lack of booting is disappointing. I'd be interested if they fixed that. It might be nice if the cables were modular. I really don't have the space in my case for extra cables.

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limitbreaker

If it cost a little less i'd probably buy it, I have four Intel 40GB ssd that I currently use for steam and plenty of 2TB hard drives. still... for the 200$ this will end up costing I could just buy another 250GB ssd to sit besides my Samsung 840 pro 128GB for boot drive. The cost is just a little steep for what it is, if i can't boot with it then I don't see why they can't just make a software that does the job instead.
Readyboost anyone?

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diedrichg

Respectfully, you missed the point. It's about having a massive storage drive (1 to 4TB) being able to get _faster_ than SSD speeds. The price is worth it if you want your 1TB drive to perform as fast as your 256GB SSD.

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limitbreaker

I understand how it may have seemed like I missed the point, I just meant to say that buying additional ssd dives seems more compelling than to invest so much for a hardware hybrid controller. I would really love this thing if I could get it for 100$ or less, and I'm sure its possible to build a software that does the same thing using your motherboards own (even faster) sata ports.

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vrmlbasic

So this allows me to make my own super Seagate hybrid drive (or Intel SSD cache)?

I, too, wonder about the market for this as I know that if I had 3 high-end SSDs to use in a single machine that I'd just put them in a RAID setup, which wouldn't require this card. If I really needed super-speedy access to a few TB of data, and cost weren't an object (as the price tag on this card suggests) I'd also be going the straight-SSD route; the cost of 3 high-end SSDs, this card & a 1+ TB HDD is getting into dedicated-PCI-card-SSD price territory.

If I needed somewhat-speedy access to large-ish amounts of data and I needed it somewhat cheaply then I guess this would be the device for it, but I just don't have that need.

BTW was it possible to expand the amount of space on the SSDs that is allocated for caching?

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Leo Scott

It would be much more interesting if you could boot from it. Is anyone listing at Highpoint?