Sunday, December 16th 2012

HighPoint Announces Thunderbolt-Aware HBAs

HighPoint Technologies, a leading SAS/SATA HBA and storage solutions manufacturer, proudly announces that its 6Gb/s SAS RAID HBA's are now Thunderbolt aware. HighPoint Thunderbolt aware HBA's are available for Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

The emergence of Thunderbolt 10 Gb/s connectivity delivers groundbreaking transfer speeds, and opens new doors for existing storage interfaces. In addition to revolutionizing the performance potential of mobile computing devices, Thunderbolt connectivity introduces a wide range of possibilities for established storage technology. HighPoint Technologies works tirelessly to expand and extend the usability of our comprehensive selection of RAID host controllers, and is proudly to announce Thunderbolt Aware OS X 10.8 support for our RocketRAID SAS/SATA 6Gb/s Series RAID HBA's.

HighPoint Thunderbolt Aware HBA's

6Gb/s SAS Host RAID HBA's – RocketRAID 4500 Series
HighPoint's RocketRAID 4522 RAID-on-Chip HBA delivers best-in-class performance and significant cost savings over comparable hardware RAID HBA's. The dedicated 800MHz, 6Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip processor and 512MB of onboard DDR3 cache memory, offload RAID processing from the system hardware, freeing up valuable system resources for performance hungry applications. The optional battery backup unit improves recovery times and secures valuable data for up to 72 hours in the event of a power outage or severe non-storage related hardware failure.

6Gb/s SAS Host RAID HBA's – RocketRAID 2700 Series
HighPoint RocketRAID 2700 series HBA's are the most diverse, versatile and cost-effective 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers available in today's marketplace. Powered by our industry-proven RAID technology, industry-standard Mini-SAS connectivity with support for up to 8 devices, and PCIe 2.0 x8, RocketRAID 2700 HBA's can be easily integrated into a variety of hardware and software platforms, and are ideal for cost-effective, high-density SMB applications.
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