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RocketRAID 4311
3Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Host Adapter

RAID 0,1,3, 5,6,10, and JBOD | Up to 4 SAS/SATA devices
The RocketRAID 4310 with Intel IOP348 Sunrise Lake is one of the fastest external SAS and SATA RAID solution for Apple Macintosh systems.
Hardware RAID Controller
The RocketRAID 4311 is a PCI-Express x8 SAS RAID controller with the Intel IOP348 processor and 256MB of DDR-II memory. A single external SFF-8088 connector supports up to 4 SAS/SATA hard drives or up to 128 devices through SAS expanders.
SAS Performance
The RocketRAID 4311 with SAS 15K-RPM hard drives are ideal for workstation and desktops. SAS hard drives offer unrivaled performance, reliability and innovation for these applications. SAS provides the highest sequential and IOPS performance offering lasting value ensuring systems can keep up with growing performance needs over a longer period of time.
SAS Expandability
SAS can expand to 128 devices (SAS/SATA) devices. As more SATA drives and SAS RAID backplanes are added to a storage enclosure, SAS expanders on those backplanes can seamlessly cascaded together. requiring only a minimal number of ports on the HBA, and with more ports available on the expanders.
SATA Hard Drive Compatibility
Connectivity for multiple device types lowers TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), gives flexibility to specify best drive for intended use: SAS for transactional/online performance and reliability, SATA for bulk storage and backup/restore duties.

The SAS/SATA value proposition is simple: SAS hard drives deliver the speed, reliability and scalability demanded in high availability enterprise environments, while high-capacity SATA drives are ideal for bulk storage applications with low cost per GB capacity.
Controller Specifications
  • PCI-Express x8
  • 1 external mini-SAS connectors
  • Supports up to 4 SAS and SATA Hard Drives
  • Intel IOP348
  • Bootable to Mac OS X
  • EFI booting on Mac Pro, download the latest EFI drivers here.
  • BBU (Battery Backup Unit)
  • 4 Port External SAS and SATA RAID
  • Intel IOP348 Sunrise Lake Processor
  • Up to 128 SAS and SATA Devices with SAS Expanders


  • Support RAID 0,1,3, 5,6,10, and JBOD
  • Support SATA and SAS Hard Drives
  • TerabyteGuard for data protection and reliability
  • External eSATA (Direct Attached)
  • External Multilane
  • External Mini-SAS
  • Mac Pro
  • Xserve Quad Core
  • PC Platform
  • VMWare certified for ESX/ESXi 4.0

Product Specifications

Manufacturer Part Number

  • RRAID4311


  • 1 External Mini-SAS


  • External - 4 Devices

Bus Specifications

  • PCI-Express 2.0 x8 (Compatible with PCI-Express 1.0)

Form Factor

  • Low-Profile

RAID Functionality

  • RAID level 0,1,3, 5,6,10, and JBOD

RAID Controller

  • Intel IOP348 Sunrise Lake Processor

Operating System Support

  • OS X
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • FreeBSD

External Connectivity

  • x4 Mini SAS connector

Internal Connectivity

  • none


  • 920,585 hours

Operating Voltage

  • 3.3V / 12V


  • No

Activity/Failure LED

  • Yes

SAF-TE Connector

  • No

Agency Approvals & Compliance

  • EMI: FCC Part 15 Class B
  • CE


  • Operating: 0°C to +50°C
  • Non-Operating: -20°C to +80°C

Relative humidity

  • 5% ~ 60% non condensing


  • 6.75"L x 2.68"H
    (167.0mm L x 68.0mm H)


  • 1.45 lbs


Manufacturer provided specifications for Highpoint Technologies p/n RRAID4311 UPC#: 643653431106


  • RocketRAID 4311 host adapter
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Software CD


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 4311 3Gb/s SAS/SATA
RAID Host Adapter
Mfr P/N: RRAID4311 OWC SKU: HPTRRAID4311 Supports up to 4 SAS or SATA Hard drives. RAID 0,1,5,10,JBOD Support, External Multilane Mini-SAS Port. Highpoint Technologies 3 Year Limited Warranty
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