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HighPoint Announces Industry's 1st PCI-Express 2.0 x4 Native SATA 6Gb/s RAID Card

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HighPoint Technologies is announcing the RocketRAID 640 series– the industry’s fastest SATA 6Gb/s RAID host adapters powered by PCI-Express 2.0 x4 bus speeds. The industry’s first 4 port native SATA 6Gb/s RAID host adapters allow users to upgrade to the fastest SATA hard drives and scale to higher storage capacities.

The RocketRAID 640 series is the newest edition to the RocketRAID SATA 6Gb/s host adapter portfolio. This series offers 4 independent SATA 6Gb/s ports for internal or external storage connectivity. A PCI-Express 2.0 x4 bus technology and is also backward compatible with PCI-Express 1.0 for legacy systems. HighPoint hardware assisted RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD offers a balance of storage performance or protection.

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looks sweet. i bet the price is killer...
 
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I'm sorry, but that's a joke, that's a pair of the Marvell chips, the same chip that Gigabyte use on their motherboards, and a PLX bridge chip... not exactly impressive :shadedshu
 

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I'm sorry, but that's a joke, that's a pair of the Marvell chips, the same chip that Gigabyte use on their motherboards, and a PLX bridge chip... not exactly impressive :shadedshu
Yup, they're entry level though. It's not like they will be very expensive.
 

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But how are they doing RAID 5 when each controller gives out two ports (assuming the system sees two independent controllers)?
 
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Highpoint software RAID, like how their 2-port and other multi-controller cards do RAID-5.


Available Marvell 6Gb/s controllers (according to Marvell):

- 88SE9128 (PCIe x1 to 2 SATA 6 Gb/s ports RAID controller)
- 88SE9125/88SE9120 (PCIe x1 to 2 SATA 6 Gb/s ports I/O controller)
- 88SE9111/88SE9110 (PCIe x1 to 1 SATA 6 Gb/s ports I/Ocontroller)
 

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SATA X4 is relative to bandwidth of AGP 8X
 
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Time to replace my GeForce 3 with a Highpoint RocketRAID!
 

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