HighPoint Announces New SAS RAID Card
HighPoint has announced the RocketRAID 4500 series RAID-on-Chip Host Bus Adapters targeted at Input/Output intensive applications. Using 6Gb/s SAS connections, the cards are capable of speeds greater than 1200MB/s in various RAID configurations. The onboard processor runs at 800MHz and the included 512MB of DDR3 helps to offload RAID processing from the host system. An battery backup unit is available that will help safeguard data for up to 72 hours in the event of a power outage. The cards come with eight SAS ports and can handle up to 128 devices with the use of SAS Expander cards. The 4500 series is compatible with all major operating systems, including Windows 8 and Mac OS X Mountain Lion. The RocketRAID 4520 will retail for $429, the 4522 for $579 and the battery backup unit for $129.99.