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.
GI. TO. HELL. we will all thank you you pathetic loser
Would 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.
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.