HighPoint Announces New RAID Controller
HighPoint has announced the second generation of SATA 6Gb/s storage controllers, the RocketRAID 600L series. The 600L series of HBA's feature PCIe host controllers, port multiplier support, and a RAID Management Suite. Each 600L series HBA has four ports that support internal, external, and combination connection options and also support point-to-point connections to port multiplier based devices. The RAID Management Suite allows for quick and easy configuration of several different RAID and JBOD arrays. A web based interface is available for all major operating systems and a command line interface is also available for Linux and FreeBSD. PC and Mac platforms are officially supported and device drivers are available for Linux and FreeBSD. The Rocket 640L and 644L are available in direct connectivity options at a price of $69 and the RocketRAID 640L, 642L and 644L support RAID and port multipliers and cost $99.