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RocketRAID 4322
3Gb/s Enterprise Class SAS RAID Host Adapter

RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50 & JBOD | Up to 8 SAS/SATA devices
The HighPoint RocketRAID 4322 is the world's fastest internal SAS RAID controller utilizing Intel IOP348 1.2GHz processor. The RocketRAID 4322 is the latest product in storage technology, leveraging the storage performance in SAS and SATA II supporting the fastest available throughput while supporting enterprise level features such as Native Command Queuing (NCQ), staggered drive spin-up and SAF-TE (I2C) and SGPIO enclosure management support.

The RocketRAID 4322 is the highest performing SATA/SAS RAID controller for Apple Mac Pro's with Snow Leopard. Drivers for the RocketRAID 4322 are incorporated into the Snow Leopard Installation DVD.
HighPoint RAID Management
HighPoint RAID Management software offers a user friendly interface to create, manage and maintain your storage solutions. Email notification and remote management are some of the advance features that the RAID Management software has to offer.

The SAS Enterprise series are optimized for performance driven media applications, and are ideal for high-end PC's and workstations.
  • Online Capacity Expansion (OCE) and Online RAID Level Migration (ORLM)
  • OCE & ORLM is currently NOT supported on the Mac.
  • Quick and Background initialization for instant RAID configuration
  • Write Back and Write Through support
  • API Library for customization
  • CLI (Command Line Interface)
  • Web GUI RAID management (local and remote monitoring)
  • SHI (Storage Health Inspector - Drive analysis from S.M.A.R.T)

Features

RocketRAID 4322 Highlights

  • Mac OS X bootability
  • Optional battery backup
  • 3Gb/s (300MB/s) transfer rate
  • NCQ (Native Command Queuing)
  • Staggered drive spin-up support
  • Hot swap and hot spare
  • EFI booting on Mac Pro.
  • Bad Sector Reallocation and Remapping
  • Write-through and write-back cache support
  • Quick and Background initialization for quick RAID configuration
  • Online array roaming
  • 64bit LBA for over 2TB support
  • Automatic RAID rebuild of failed drive
  • S.M.A.R.T drive monitoring for status and reliability
  • Browser-based RAID management software
  • SMTP for email notification
  • RoHS Compliant
  • VSS - Variable Sector Size (>2TB for non-GPT Windows operating systems)
  • VMWare certified for ESX/ESXi 4.0

Array Monitors, Alerts and Indicators

  • Hard Drive LED indicators (Activity and Failed)
  • SMTP for Email Notification
  • SNMP for remote management
  • Ethernet board for OBM (Out of Band Management)
  • NTP (Network Time Protocol)
  • Alarm / Buzzer alert for drive / array failure
  • Enclosure management support I2C and SGPIO
  • Intelli-VRM™ (Intelligent Virtual RAID Management)

Advance RAID Features

  • Support RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50 and JBOD
  • Multiple RAID support
  • Multiple logical drive support
  • BIOS booting support (PC Only)
  • Online array roaming
  • Automatic drive (insert / removal) detection
  • Automatic RAID rebuild
  • 64bit LBA support greater than 2TB per volume
  • S.M.A.R.T (Early Warning System)
  • Staggered Spinup with user selection in BIOS
  • TerabyteGuard™ for data protection and reliability
  • Bad sector repair and remapping to reduce dropped drives
  • (MAID) spin down drives when array is idle

Product Specifications

Manufacturer Part Number

  • RRAID4322

Ports

  • 2 External Mini-SAS

Connections

  • External - 8 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, 50 and JBOD
  • Multiple RAID Support

RAID Controller

  • Intel IOP348

Operating System Support

  • Mac OS X 10.4.x and above
  • Windows (2000, XP, x64, 2003/2008 Server, Vista (32 and 64) bit
  • Linux (Fedora Core, Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS, SuSE)
  • FreeBSD (1-6) binary support - Native support in 7.0
  • GLP Licensed driver into Linux kernel 2.6.25

External Connectivity

  • x8 Mini SAS connector

Internal Connectivity

  • none

MTBF

  • 920,585 hours

Operating Voltage

  • 3.3V / 18W

Alarm/Buzzer

  • Yes

Activity/Failure LED

  • Yes

SAF-TE Connector

  • Yes

Agency Approvals & Compliance

  • EMI: FCC Part 15 Class B
  • CE
  • RoHS

Temperature

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

Relative humidity

  • 5% ~ 60% non condensing

Dimensions

  • 6.45"L x 2.63"H
    (163.0mm L x 68.0mm H)

Weight

  • 1.45 lbs

Warranty

Manufacturer provided specifications for Highpoint Technologies p/n RRAID4322 UPC#: 643653432202

Includes

  • RocketRAID 4322 host adapter
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Software CD

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This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Mid 2010 Quad-Core)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.8GHz, 3.2GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2009 8-Core)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2009 Quad-Core)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (8-core)
(April, 2007)
Model ID: MacPro2,1
3.0GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
(August, 2006)
Model ID: MacPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.0GHz
PC Desktop
PC
PC running Windows, Linux or FreeBSD and available PCI-Express x8 lane or better slot
HighPoint RocketRAID 4322 3Gb/s Enterprise Class SAS
RAID Host Adapter
Mfr P/N: RRAID4322 OWC SKU: HPTRRAID4322 Enterprise-level SAS connectivity for up to 8 drives. Supports RAID 0,1,3,5,6,10 and JBOD. Highpoint Technologies 3 Year Limited Warranty
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