HighPoint Technologies on Tuesday introduced the
RocketRAID 2224, a new Serial ATA II (SATA II)-based RAID controller that’s compatible with Macs and PCs. The card costs US$299.
The PCI-X expansion card features up to 3 gigabits per second transfer rate and supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ). The card features Online Capacity Expansion and Online RAID Level Migration (OCE/RLM). It supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks). The RocketRAID 2224 also supports S.M.A.R.T. disk monitoring, staggered drive spin up and SAF-TE chassis management support.
The RocketRAID 2224 touts 1 external multi-lane connector that combines four SATA ports into a single connection. It also supports four internal point-to-point SATA ports.
Software support is provided for Mac OS X v10.4 “Tiger” and various flavors of Windows and Linux.