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HighPoint Shows Off 40-Port SATA3 Controller

Highpoint Technologies is launching the world's first 40-port SATA3 controller, the Rocket 750, which is the least expensive SATA-based storage solution.

It is powered by a PCIe 2.0 x8 interface. The device itself has only 10 Mini-SAS ports, but they each expand to four SATA ports with a single splitting cable.

Included with the Rocket 750 is HighPoint's ISHM (Intelligent Storage Health Manager) software, which is a web-based interface that has a number of different notification services. It allows administrators to monitor each of the drives, as well as the Rocket 750 itself. As it is a web-based interface, it also works from anywhere, so administrators can log in remotely and keep an eye on the setup.

Imagine connecting forty 4 TB hard drives to the Rocket 750, creating a total capacity of up to 160 TB. Then imagine using numerous Rocket 750's in a single machine. One just might even start to contemplate downloading the Internet!

Highpoint's Rocket 750 will hit the market this month again with an MSRP of $739.

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  • mightymaxio
    I want one, although my server chasis can only handle 24 hard drives. I would still want one though, would never run out of expansion if only I had this chasis I would totally get it XD http://www.aberdeeninc.com/abcatg/stirling-x888.htm
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  • chicofehr
    Just what I need to make a 3D rendering/photo/video editing computer. Raid 20 1TB HDD together and get some sweet speeds and lots of storage for raw audio/video files. I think I'll get a refurbished one when they show up on Newegg or whatever site that carries them.
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  • cRACKmONKEY421
    got ports?
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  • thecolorblue
    web-based interface is a privacy issue... and thus a non-buy for me
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  • fteoOpty6488
    thecolorblueweb-based interface is a privacy issue... and thus a non-buy for meHuh ?. Your server/workstation needs to be protected by firewall/NAT router etc and the web-based interface is supposed to be for a local LAN monitoring. Not meant for direct internet. Usually, people will use a specific machine to send monitoring message across the internet. And you do not have to enable this feature either!.

    Would like to see a PCie X4 version with 6 or 8 sata3 ports for a good Raid array under Linux.
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  • dgingeri
    fteoOpty6488Would like to see a PCie X4 version with 6 or 8 sata3 ports for a good Raid array under Linux.
    a 3ware 9750 is a good controller for that, and they're fairly inexpensive for an enterprise raid controller.
    My experiences with Highpoint have been really bad.
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  • mavroxur
    Too bad the article doesn't give useful information, such as RAID levels supported, on-board cache size, etc.
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  • koga73
    Yeah what chassis can support 40 HDDs? Seems like this would be better if it had fewer internal ports and some external ones on the back that could be hooked up to an expander.
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  • dgingeri
    mavroxurToo bad the article doesn't give useful information, such as RAID levels supported, on-board cache size, etc.
    From the look of the chips on that board, and from the name being "Rocket" instead of "RocketRaid" it's probably just an HBA, meaning raid 1, 0, and 10, if any raid capabilities, with no cache. This is just a SATA controller, not a RAID controller. The fine print is where they get you.
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