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HighPoint Announcing Industry’s 1st SATA 6Gb/s RAID Capable Host Adapter

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HighPoint Technologies - an innovative host-based RAID controller manufacturer is introducing the RocketRAID 620 Series- the industry’s first SATA 3.0 host adapters with RAID 5 capability. The 620 series will double the data rate from 3Gb/s to 6Gb/s for high bandwidth PC applications, gaming, digital video and audio, video streaming and graphics applications.

The two members of the RocketRAID 620 Series – RocketRAID 620 (MSRP $69.99) and RocketRAID 622 (MSRP $79.99) will ship mid January 2010. These premier RAID host adapters are based on PCI-Express Gen 2 host interface technology and are designed to optimize storage performance and redundancy with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD. User friendly features include hot plug and hot unplug to add or remove storage devices; and OCE/ORLM to expand storage capacities or migrate to different RAID levels.

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620:


622:

(not 2 internal, 2 external like the model name originally lead me to believe).

Expanding on specs... PCIe 2.0 x1 connector. Uses Marvell 88SE91xx series controller. Same one we're finding on Gigabyte and other boards I think?
 

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Going to be hard to do RAID 5 on a 2 port card...

I think I'll stick with my Highpoint RR 2300 until we start to see some 4-port cards.
 

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i'm glad they mention port multiplier support, its something still missing from a lot of SATA controllers (cough, intel, cough)
 
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Going to be hard to do RAID 5 on a 2 port card...
I take it you missed the part about "optimize performance to capacity ratio by supporting port multiplier devices". This lets you attach multiple SATA drives using one cable. It's a common feature on many external drive chassis, and it supports RAID configurations.
 
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i'm glad they mention port multiplier support, its something still missing from a lot of SATA controllers (cough, intel, cough)
I thought the PCH (P55) supported FIS on two ports. Though after some searching I can't find any thing any where to verify it besides old PR slides. Intel dropped support maybe?


Also while I was thinking about it, looked at the new Atoms and the NM10 chipset. Intel gives a very clear "no" about PM support unfortunately.
 

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I thought the PCH (P55) supported FIS on two ports. Though after some searching I can't find any thing any where to verify it besides old PR slides. Intel dropped support maybe?


Also while I was thinking about it, looked at the new Atoms and the NM10 chipset. Intel gives a very clear "no" about PM support unfortunately.
no intel chipsets support port multipliers.


AMD chipsets do (780G and up, that i've tested) as long as they're in AHCI mode with the right drivers installed.

Jmicron controllers do (hence why they're so common as the bonus two ports/esata ports on intel chipset boards from asus and gigabyte)

Nvidia chipsets i havent tested

Sil Image chipsets pretty much all do, even some SATA I controllers
 
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Why do you hurt me with your broken promises Intel! :cry:

 

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that "port multiplier support on 2 sata ports" likely means they throw in another companies controller into the reference design (Jmicron, is my guess) - or one of the new SATA III chips
 

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How does this give us performance boost when the best of the SSD drives dont even come close to 300MB/s per drive ??
 

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How does this give us performance boost when the best of the SSD drives dont even come close to 300MB/s per drive ??
because SSD's are going to get faster? :slap:

Also, please look up port multipliers. it'll make more sense once you realise what they do.
 
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Or.... (from the Intel 5 Series/3400 Datasheet):



Too bad, would have been a nice feature. Any hoo, enough of that. On to waiting for 6Gb/s compatible multipliers! :D
 
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use this driver ( rename zip to rar extension !! )

look in PM folder and use this driver

no problem i see my 4 drives in my 2 Turret enclosures with chipset Exar XRS10L140

and ASROCK little PCI-e SATA 3 6gb/s ( very low cost )

if i use normal driver i see only one drive

PC

i search solution for use Marvell MRU for mounting drives in Raid !!!
 

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