Monday, July 11th 2011

HighPoint Now Shipping the RocketRAID 2782, 32-Port PCI-E Gen 2 x16 Host RAID HBA

HighPoint Technologies, Inc., the industry's price-leading manufacturer of host-to-target storage controllers, is now shipping the RocketRAID 2782 32-port PCI-Express Gen 2 RAID HBA. With an MSRP of $849 US, the RocketRAID 2782 reduces costs by as much as 50% over comparable RAID HBA’s.

No other manufacturer delivers high-density Host RAID storage solutions with 32-dedicated SAS 6Gb/s ports. Comparable HBA’s only offer up to 24 ports, and require sacrificing one or more internal Mini-SAS ports in order to utilize the external connectors. The RR2782’s defines no-compromise, high-connectivity – all 32 ports are available at all times, in any combination.

RocketRAID 2782 – 32-port PCI-Express 2.0 x16, SAS 6Gb/s RAID
The RocketRAID 2782 represents the industry's most cost-effective, high-density RAID host-side storage solution. Featuring 24 internal and 8 external dedicated 6Gb/s SAS ports, the RocketRAID 2782 provides maximum device connectivity for minimal investment and delivers transfer rates up to 8GB/s; ideal for a wide-range of high-performance and high-density storage applications.

Robust, High-Connectivity Design
The Rocket RAID 2782’s six internal (SFF-8087) and two external (SFF-8088) Mini-SAS port connectors, provide professional system integrators with the flexibility needed to meet client requirements for single or multiple chassis environments. The RocketRAID 2782 directly supports up to 24 SAS/SATA drives for host-side configurations, while providing 8 external ports for expanding to one or more target storage devices.

RocketRAID 2700 Series PCI-E Gen 2 SAS 6Gb/s RAID HBAs
  • RR2782 (24-port internal/8port external): $849.00
  • RR2760A (24-port internal): $649.00
  • RR2740 (16-port internal): $449.00
  • RR2744 (16-port external): $499.00
  • RR2720SGL (8-port internal): $137.00
  • RR2720 (8-port internal): $229.00
  • RR2721 (4 int. / 4 ext. ports): $249.00
  • RR2722 (8-port external): $299.00
  • RR2711 (4-port external): $179.00
  • RR2710 (4-port internal): $179.00
Availability and Pricing
HighPoint’s RocketRAID 2782 SAS 6GB/s HBA is available immediately, from a world-wide network of Distribution and Reseller channels. Price: $849.00.
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10 Comments on HighPoint Now Shipping the RocketRAID 2782, 32-Port PCI-E Gen 2 x16 Host RAID HBA

#1
caleb
HighPoint name calls for some nostalgia.

I think its one of the first boards that featured an integrated RAID Controller (HighPoint).
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#2
Trackr
8-port HardRAID for 137$?

Must be lacking RAID 5.

EDIT: No, it supports RAID 5. Wow, what's the catch?
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#3
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
is it just me or do most if not all of these seem quite well priced for what you get?
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#4
repman244
by: Trackr
Wow, what's the catch?
I'm wondering the same. It's just "too good to be true". I think it has no cache, I couldn't find any information about it anywhere.
And is this some sort of software RAID or is it proper hardware RAID controller?
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#6
repman244
by: TheLostSwede
Some performance numbers here
What's with the weird numbers there.
I don't get it: 8 SAS RAID 5 sequential write 667MB/s vs 22MB/s :confused: :confused:
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#7
Trackr
by: repman244
What's with the weird numbers there.
I don't get it: 8 SAS RAID 5 sequential write 667MB/s vs 22MB/s :confused: :confused:
I'm still confused.

The LSi 9211/9240-8i are priced at 300-350$ and also have no cache.

I had to buy a Perc 5/i (for 89$), but now I'm stuck with 8484 connectors.
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#8
Csokis
by: Trackr
Wow, what's the catch?
Maybe this?! :confused: :rolleyes: Yes, i know this is the 2720, not the 2720SGL.

http://forums.storagereview.com/index.php/topic/30128-best-pcie-controller-for-fast-500mbs-ssd/
I have 4x Vertex 3 MaxIOP drives here that I purchased to build a Raid 0 array. I bought a Highpoint HBA 2720 (6gb/s SATA3 / pcie x8) and thought this would be a done deal. Problem is, I can't get more than 350MB/s out of a single drive plugged into this controller.
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#9
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
This thing is sweet, and the price is insane.

I run several Highpoint controllers and I've always been happy with them. And they always seem to offer a great value for the money.
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#10
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: wolf
is it just me or do most if not all of these seem quite well priced for what you get?
No your not alone I was like OMG wow, where can I get one!?
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