HighPoint Technologies has released a
Mac OS X driver
for its RocketRAID 1820A PCI card, which offers an eight-channel PCI-X to Serial ATA RAID 5 host solution. The card features tagged command queuing support, data transfer read and write speeds up to 530MB and 410MB per second and support for RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD. It can support up to eight Serial ATA or IDE drives, although the latter require the company’s RocketHead 100 converter. The card requires a G4 or G5 processor running Mac OS X v10.2 or higher. HighPoint doesn’t supply pricing on its Web site.