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RocketRAID 2744
6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Host Adapter

RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 50, & JBOD | Up to 16 SAS/SATA devices
The RocketRAID 2744 host adapter is a high-performance SAS RAID solution, delivering reliability to demanding data-intensive applications such as tiered storage environments (disk-to-disk or disk-to-disk- to-tape backup), security and surveillance, video editing, and digital content creation. Support for both 6Gb/s SAS and SATA drives on the same controller maintains configuration optimization for performance based on the characteristics of SAS and SATA drives available today.

HighPoint RAID Management HighPoint RAID Management software offers a user friendly interface to create, manage and maintain your storage solutions. Email notification and remote are some of the advance features that the RAID Management software has to offer.


Advance RAID Features

  • Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 ,50 and JBOD
  • Auto detect of unplug/plug SAS/SATA hard drive for RAID auto rebuild
  • Staggered drive spin up
  • Bad sector repair and remapping
  • Disk Scrubbing
  • S.M.A.R.T array monitoring for hard drive status and reliability

Host Adapter Architecture

  • PCI-Express x16 (Gen 2) aggregate bandwidth to 288Gb/s
  • Support up to 16 SAS/SATA drives
  • 4 External (SFF-8088) connectors
  • Hot swap and hot plug
  • RoHScompliant

RAID Management Suite

  • Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Web browser-base RAID management software
  • API

RAID Monitoring Tools

  • SMTP for email notification
  • Alarm / Buzzer alerts for drive failure
  • SES-2 enclosure management (Failed, SMART (SHI))
  • Enclosure management support I2C
  • Hard Drive LED indicators (Activity and Failed)
  • SHI (Storage Health Inspector - Drive analysis from S.M.A.R.T)
  • Event Log

Product Specifications

Manufacturer Part Number

  • RRAID2744


  • 4 External Mini-SAS


  • External - 16 Devices

Bus Specifications

  • PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (Compatible with PCI-Express 1.0)

Form Factor

  • Low-Profile

RAID Functionality

  • RAID level 0, 1, 5, 10, 50 and JBOD
  • Multiple RAID Support
  • BIOS Boot to RAID with point-to-point connectivity or through port multiplier
  • Quick, Background or Foreground Initialization

Operating System Support

  • OS X
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • FreeBSD

External Connectivity

  • x16 Mini SAS connector

Internal Connectivity

  • none


  • 920,585 hours

Operating Voltage

  • 3.3V (10W max) / 12V (20W max)


  • Yes

Activity/Failure LED

  • Yes

SAF-TE Connector

  • Yes

Agency Approvals & Compliance

  • EMI: FCC Part 15 Class B
  • CE


  • Operating: +5°C to +60°C
  • Non-Operating: -20°C to +80°C

Relative humidity

  • 5% ~ 60% non condensing


  • 107.0 mm / 140 mm / 1.6mm


  • 1.45 lbs


Manufacturer provided specifications for Highpoint Technologies p/n RRAID2744 UPC#: 643653274413


  • RocketRAID 2744 Host Adapter
  • Quick Install Guide
  • HighPoint RAID Management and software CD
  • Low profile bracket


This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.8GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-core (Early 2007)
(April, 2007)
Model ID: MacPro2,1
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-core (Mid 2006)
(August, 2006)
Model ID: MacPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.0GHz
PC Desktop
PC running Windows, Linux or FreeBSD and available PCI-Express x8 lane or better slot
HighPoint RocketRAID 2744 6Gb/s SAS/SATA
RAID Host Adapter
Mfr P/N: RRAID2744 OWC SKU: HPTRRAID2744 PCI-Express 2.0 x16 mini-SAS 4 Port 6Gb/s RAID Controller Card for up to 16 external drives. Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 50, JBOD. Highpoint Technologies 3 Year Limited Warranty
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