HighPoint Rocket 620
6Gb/s PCIe to SATA Host Adapter
Up to 2 Internal SATA devices

Mac PC

This card adds:

  • Two Internal SATA Ports (up to 2 devices)


  • Available PCIe 2.0 x1 lane Slot
    (backwards compatible with PCI-Express 1.0)

See Specifiactions below for system and/or OS compatibility information

The Rocket 620 is the industry's first PCI-Express 2.0 host adapter delivering the next generation of SATA connectivity up to 500MB/s on a single PCI-Express x1 lane.

Controller Specification

  • PCI-Express 2.0 x1 (Compatible with PCI-Express 1.0)
  • Serial ATA III (6.0Gbps) compliant, with speed negotiation Serial ATA II (3Gbps) and Serial ATA I (1.5Gbps)
  • 600MB/s per SATA port
  • Industry Standard AHCI Compliant
  • Hot-plug capability
  • Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
  • Out-of-the-Box Ready for Windows, Linux (Check AHCI detail OS support list)
  • Compatible with SATA (III, II, I) Hard Drives, SSD, etc
  • Support up to 2TB Hard Drives
  • Power Efficient - Going Green Saves Green
  • RoHS compliant

SATA Compatibility
The Rocket 620 enables the use of the industry's newest and fastest hard drives at 6Gb/s while providing backward compatibility to legacy SATA 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s drives. It uses the same cable and connectors as previous SATA generations to ease integration.

PCI-Express 2.0 (Double the Bandwidth)
PCI Express 2.0 double the bandwidth of the existing PCI Express bus for faster data throughput. It will enhance system performance for every type of computer user. Each PCI-Express 2.0 lane provides up to 500MB/s of throughput. It also backward compatible with previous generation of PCI-Express 1.0 technology.

  • Rocket 620 controller
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • 2 Internal SATA
  • Internal - 2 Devices
Bus Specifications
  • PCI-Express 2.0 x1 (Compatible with PCI-Express 1.0)
Form Factor
  • Low-Profile
  • Includes Standard height adapter
Operating System Support
  • OS X
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • FreeBSD
External Connectivity
  • none
Internal Connectivity
  • 2 Internal SATA 6Gb/s ports
  • No
Activity/Failure LED
  • No
Agency Approvals & Compliance
  • FCC Part 15 Class B
  • CE
  • 67.5 mm×72mm
  • 0.08 lbs
Click here to get your Model Identifier number
This is compatible with the following Mac Pro models:

Machines Have Model Identifier MacPro5,1

Mac Pro (Mid 2010 8-Core, 2.4GHz)
(July, 2010)

Machines Have Model Identifier MacPro5,1

Mac Pro (Mid 2010 Quad-Core, 2.8GHz, 3.2GHz)
(July, 2010)

Machines Have Model Identifier MacPro4,1

Mac Pro (Early 2009 8-Core, 2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz)
(March, 2009)

Machines Have Model Identifier MacPro4,1

Mac Pro (Early 2009 Quad-Core, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz)
(March, 2009)

Machines Have Model Identifier MacPro3,1

Mac Pro (Early 2008, 2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz)
(January, 2008)

Machines Have Model Identifier MacPro2,1

Mac Pro (8-core, 3.0GHz)
(April, 2007)

Machines Have Model Identifier MacPro1,1

Mac Pro (Original, 2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.0GHz)
(August, 2006)

PC running Windows, Linux or FreeBSD
and available PCI-Express x1 lane or better slot