February 2012, Milpitas, CA - HighPoint Technologies, Inc., the industry's price-leader for SATA and SAS HBA and storage solutions, has launched a new, low-cost, SAS 6Gb/s HBA product line, the Rocket 2700 HBA series. Rocket 2700 HBA's utilize a PCI-Express 2.0 host interface, and are available with either two internal or external mini-SAS ports. HighPoint's Rocket 2700 Series is set to become the most affordable, professional storage SAS/SATA 6Gb/s controllers on the marketplace, and are ideal for cost-effective, entry-level SMB applications.
Introducing the Rocket 2700 Series - Rocket2720SGL and Rocket2722
Today's small-to-medium businesses, more than ever before, need low-cost, high-density storage. As a result, system-level storage redundancy has become an attractive alternative to complex, high-dollar Host-RAID based solutions. Why pay for what isn't needed?
The Rocket 2700 Series HBA's were designed with budget conscious SMB's and solutions providers in mind. HighPoint trims away the fat and delivers exactly what the SMB customer requires - robust, easily integrated SAS 6Gb/s port-connectivity at an unbeatable price. Two models are available at launch, and each provide industry standard mini-SAS ports for ease of integration.
The Rocket2720SGL provides two Internal Mini-SAS ports (SFF-8087) for conventional storage configurations, while the Rocket 2722 features two external mini-SAS ports (SFF-8088), ideal for server towers that require external storage expansion. Each Rocket2700 HBA supports up to 8 SAS/SATA hard drives and SSD's, and are powered by a PCI-Express 2.0 x8 host interface.
Seamless Integration with Existing Storage Infrastructure
Rocket2700 HBA's are fully backwards compatible with SAS/SATA 3Gb/s devices, PCI-Express 1.0 motherboards, and can be easily integrated into existing PC-based server and workstation environments. The Simplified BIOS menu and driver packages allow administrators to quickly and easily install Rocket 2700 into any PC hardware platforms. Driver support is readily available for all current Microsoft operating systems, as well as major Linux distributions.
The Rocket 2720SGL and Rocket 2722 will become available late-February to early March, from HighPoint's world-wide network of Distribution and Reseller channels.
Distribution Channels: ASI, D&H Distribution, MaLabs, Avnet
HighPoint designs and manufactures a full spectrum of SAS and SATA HBA's with Management Solutions for wide scale Storage Applications. We are long recognized as an innovator of RAID HBA technology and have continuously developed cutting edge RAID solutions to satisfy the industry's evolving storage requirements. HighPoint is the SAS and SATA Storage Industry price leader for all OEM/ODM, SMB and Enterprise HBA's. HighPoint has a successful track record of delivering products to fortune 500 companies and global storage providers. HighPoint has regional sales offices and world-wide distribution networks to better serve customers locally.