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High Point Announces SATA 6Gb/s HBA Cards

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: 10:31PM

With SATA 6 Gb/s standard becoming a reality with the standard slowly making its way onto the latest P55 motherboards and the first SATA 6Gb/s drive Seagate's Barracuda XT 2TB hard drive now on the market it may be time to take a look at what the latest technology can offer. For those not wanting to move to a new motherboard there's always the HBA, or host bus adapter, like those offered by High Point Technologies which just announced the Rocket 600 series of add-in cards based on PCI-Express 2.0 technology. The cards offer 500MB/s of throughput that will allow you to get the most out of your solid state drives  and traditional hard drives up to 2TB. High Point is telling us the MSRP for the Rocket 620 is $69.99 and the Rocket 622 is $79.99 and will begin shipping to channel partners this week with retail availability expected soon afterward.

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Zertz on November 5, 2009 10:49AM
ASUS is supposed to sell a USB3.0 + SATA 6 Gbps card like this for $30
punker on November 5, 2009 09:27PM
meh why buy it if it only has support for 2tb drives what hap[ions when the 3tb drives come out they do not work or something

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