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HighPoint RocketRAID 2240 PCI-X SATA II (3.0Gb/s) 16-Channel Multi-Port Infiniband RAID Controller

  • RAID 0/1/5/10 JBOD
  • 4 Multi-lane connectors Support up to 16 Serial ATA II drives (not include Multi-lane cable) Internal Connectors
  • Up to 300MB/sec
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The HighPoint RocketRAID 2240 RAID Controller offers a highly integrated Infiniband connectivity solution for entry-level storage servers commonly found in small to medium size business (SMB) IT environments. The RocketRAID 2240 delivers optimized performance and features through the use of HighPoint's industry leading RAID technology. Harnessing SATA II technology, this unit delivers faster available throughput and support enterprise level features such as Native Command Queuing (NCQ), staggered driver spin-up and SAF-TE enclosure management support. 

The RR2240 supports up to 16 SATA I or SATA II hard drives with multiple RAID level configuration meetings the needs of storage intensive applications such as video-editing and digital imaging. To ensure a smooth transition path, the RR2240 leverages the existing RocketRAID 2220 software architecture, allowing HighPoint to deliver industry leading quality and stable software.

  • newegg Multi-Port Infiniband Connectors The RR2240 integrates four Infiniband ports to support up to 16 SATA I or SATA II hard drives. The RR2240 utilizes Infiniband's proven connectivity for stability and reliability and ease of installation.
  • newegg Easy RAID Management The multi-level RAID configuration including RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD enables better performance, enhanced data security and flexible capacity upgrades. HighPoint's intuitive browser based and graphical RAID utilities simplify RAID storage management. Storage can be configured and monitored remotely from a single workstation providing convenience and flexibility, ensuring 24x7 data accessibility.
  • newegg PCI-X Interface The RocketRAID 2240 multi-port Infiniband RAID Controller delivers optimum performance by utilizing the PCI-X bus bandwidth capabilities. With speeds of up to 1GB/sec., the RR2240 is capable of supporting digital content creation, rich content delivery, and complex database environments.
  • newegg Comprehensive OS Support HighPoint offers the broadest range of supporting for all major operating systems to ensure OS and hardware server compatibility. Drivers are available for all major operating systems, including Windows, Linux and FreeBSD.

Learn more about the HighPoint Technologies, Inc. RocketRAID 2240

Model

Brand
HighPoint
Model
RocketRAID 2240

Specifications

Type
SATA II (3.0Gb/s)
Internal Connectors
4 Multi-lane connectors Support up to 16 Serial ATA II drives (not include Multi-lane cable)
Interface
PCI-X
Transfer Rate
Up to 300MB/sec
RAID
RAID 0/1/5/10 JBOD
Operating Systems Supported
Windows, Linux and FreeBSD
Dimensions
7.1" x 3.8"

Features

Features
16-Channel Multi-Port Infiniband SATA II RAID controller
PCI-X 64 bit 133/100/66 MHz
4 Infiniband connectors for reliability and easy installation
Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
Hot swap and hot spare
Online Capacity Expansion and Online RAID Level Migration (OCE/ORLM)
SAF-TE enclosure management ready
Staggered drive spin-up support
Hard drive activity and failed LED support
S.M.A.R.T monitoring hard drive status for reliability
Automatic RAID rebuild
BIOS booting support
Online array roaming
Quick and Background initialization for quick RAID configuration
Support 64-bit LBA for over 4TB partition
Web based RAID management software
Command Line Interface (CLI)
SMTP for email notification

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day


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  • Anonymous
  • 10/29/2007 9:06:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUpdate to previous review

Pros: connectivity

Cons: sort of sw raid.

Other Thoughts: I have since installed HighPoint's Linux raid driver sw on Fedora 6 (2.6.22 kernel), and contrary to the web postings, I find the HPT RAID just as fast as as the native linus software raid. Hightpoint has precompiled drivers for the standard RedHat, etc distros, but found compiling and installing their source for more adavanced distros like Fedora no problem. I have had no corruption running with 6 SATA 250GB Seagate disks in RAID 0 with Oracle 10gR2 across a 1.2TB database. (Running for over 6 months now.)

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/26/2007 11:09:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Connectivity, but SW RAID

Pros: Inexpensive price for a 16 port SATA controller. This was important to me since I had only one open PCI-X slot open.

Cons: This is a software raid controller, even for Linux. The BIOS allows you to set up a RAID configuration, but the documentation states that configuration will not be available until you install the RAID software. Many postings on the net state that the Linux native MD software raid is much faster than the software raid in the HighPoint software. i am gong with the Linux MD raid approach.

Other Thoughts: I bought this thinking HighPoint finally built a hardware raid controller, but I should have know that the price being significantly lower than other 16 port devices would be software raid. I am disappointed with the SW raid, but it does give me the connectivity I wanted and less costly than 2 good 8 port cards (if I would have had the room.)

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