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SATA II RAID Controller Comparison Table

ManufacturerHighpointLSI LogicHighpoint
ProductRocketRAID 2320MegaRAID SATA 300-8XRocketRAID 2220
Firmware1.0H4301.02
Driver1.05.491.04
SATA II ports888
Cachenone128 MB DDR333 ECCnone
InterfacePCI Express x464 Bit, 133 MHz PCI-X64 Bit, 133 MHz PCI-X
Optional versionsnonenoneno
Multiple card supportyesnoyes
Card Formatlow profilestandardlow profile
XOR EngineHPT601Intel IOP331HPT601
RAID Level Migrationyesyesyes
Online Capacity Expansionyesyesyes
Multiple RAID arraysyesyesno
Staggered spin-upyesyesyes
Hot Spare Supportyesyesyes
Online Capacity Expansionyesyesyes
Battery Backup Unitnooptionalno
OS supportWindows 2000/XP/2003, Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X 10.xWindows 2000/XP/2003, DOS, FreeBSD, Netware, RedHat, SuSe, SCO, UnixwareWindows 2000/XP/2003, Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X 10.x
Othercommand line interface, scheduled tasks, 64 Bit LBAOnly 48 Bit LBA (2 TB arrays max), 64 Bit Windows server supportcommand line interface, scheduled tasks, 64 Bit LBA
Estimated Price (US $)290410270
Warranty1 year3 years1 year
ManufacturerArecaAMCC/3WareBroadcom/Raidcore
ProductARC 12209550SXBC4852
Firmware1.369.3.0.12.0
Driver1.029.3.0.11.42
SATA II ports16 (PCI-X version has 24)88
Cache128 MB DDR333 ECC128 MB DDR2-400 ECCnone
InterfacePCI Express x464 Bit, 133 MHz PCI-X64 Bit, 133 MHz PCI-X
Optional versions4, 8, 12 ports4, 8, 16 ports4 ports (BC4452)
Multiple card supportyesyesyes (4)
Card Formatlow profile (connectors on the top)low profilelow profile
XOR EngineIntel IOP332PowerPC RISCnone
RAID Level Migrationyesyesyes
Online Capacity Expansionyesyesyes
Multiple RAID arraysyesyesyes
Staggered spin-upyesyesyes
Hot Spare Supportyesyesyes
Online Capacity Expansionyesyesyes
Battery Backup Unitoptionaloptionalno
OS supportWindows 2000/XP/2003, RedHat, SuSe, FreeBSDWindows 2000/XP/2003, RedHat, SuSe, Fedora, FreeBSDWindows 2000/XP/2003, RedHat, SuSe, Fedora
OtherRAID6 support, command line interface, alarm buzzer, SNMP support, drive activity LED, 64 Bit LBAcommand line interface, SNMP support, emergency flash recovery, drive activity LED, write journaling, 64 Bit LBA, variable stripe sizemirror splitting, hide arrays, scheduled consistancy check, dedicated/global/distributed spare, 64 Bit LBA
Estimated Price (US $)630500320
Warrantyunknown3 years3 years
  • herb2021
    Buyers need to be very aware of limited compatiblility with many of today's MB. Will not work in many machines. Highpoint Tech support is one of the worst I have worked with. No indication of any technical ability in those I have worked with.
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