HighPoint Technologies Inc. on Tuesday introduced a four-port SATA II RAID controller card for PCI-Express based systems, including Power Macs. The company sells the $149 card for systems that will be used as entry-level server and high-performance workstation.
The RocketRAID 2310 features four Serial ATA (SATA) II device channels and can operate in RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 configurations. It can also be used in JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks) configurations.
The RocketRAID 2310 provides 3 gigabit per second (Gb/s) transfer rates, and supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ), Staggered Drive Spin-Up and SAF-TE chassis management. It also supports Online Capacity Expansion/Online RAID Level Migration (OCE/ORLM), SMART Array monitoring and more.
Besides Mac OS X, the RocketRAID 2310 supports Windows and Linux operating systems.