Monday, April 7th 2014

HighPoint Outs Affordable Thunderbolt 2 SATA 6G Adapter

HighPoint Technologies, a pioneering force in the storage industry for the past 19 years, has announced that its latest Thunderbolt 2 Storage Adapter, the RocketStor 6328L, has passed Thunderbolt Certification, and is set for release in 2nd quarter 2014. HighPoint will be unveiling the RocketStor 6328L at this year's NAB show. HighPoint's Rocketstor 6328L, along with the 4-channel RocketStor 6324L are the simplest, most efficient way to integrate Mini-SAS and eSATA storage configurations into Thunderbolt host platforms.

"Thunderbolt delivers unparalleled performance, flexibility and simplicity to personal computing." said Jason Ziller, Intel's director of Thunderbolt Marketing, "Products like the HighPoint RocketStor 6328L help highlight what Thunderbolt 2 makes possible."
Introducing the RocketStor 6328L
The RocketStor 6328L delivers the flexibility, simplicity and performance of Thunderbolt 2 connectivity for any Thunderbolt capable Mac or Windows PC platform. The dual, industry-standard Mini-SAS connectors (SFF-8088) and eight direct connectivity 6Gb/s SATA device channels enable external Mini-SAS or eSATA storage enclosures to support Thunderbolt host systems.

High-Speed Storage Adapter - The 20Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 transfer bandwidth and dual external Mini-SAS connectors ensure optimal performance for SATA hard drives and SSD's.

Flexible Storage Configurations - The dual external Mini-SAS ports can support any industry standard Mini-SAS and eSATA storage enclosure, including those with integrated RAID capability, or those hosting arrays created with Mac OS X's Disk Utility.

HighPoint's EXT-MS-1MMS (SFF-8088 to SFF-8088) and EXT-MS-1MEJ (SFF-8088 to 4x eSATA) cables are an ideal match for the RocketStor 6328L, and allow a single Thunderbolt 2 Port to support eSATA or Mini-SAS storage units from a single adapter.

Dramatically Lowers TCO - Industry's most affordable Thunderbolt storage adapter! Customers can use existing storage devices and upgrade to Thunderbolt 2 connectivity.

Full Thunderbolt Certification by Intel for Mac Platform
HighPoint Thunderbolt product lines offer the peace of mind and hassle-free integration demanded by today's media professionals. The RocketStor 6328L is compatible with any Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 host platform, and has been certified by Intel and Apple. Like all HighPoint Thunderbolt products, the RocketStor 6328L is has been rigorously tested, and found to be fully Thunderbolt Compliant for Mac platforms.

Availability & Pricing
The EXT-MS-1MMs and EXT-MS-1MEJ data cables are currently available from HighPoint's North American Distribution and Retail partners. The RocketStor 6328L Thunderbolt 2 Adapter is set to launch in the 2nd quarter of 2014.
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