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HighPoint RocketRAID 2722 PCI-Express 2.0 x8 Low Profile SATA / SAS RAID Controller Card

  • RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/JBOD
  • 2 x SFF-8088 mini-SAS External Connectors
  • Up to 6Gb/s
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HighPoint RocketRAID 2700 HBA’s are cost-effective, high-performance PCI-Express 2.0 6GB/s SAS RAID controllers, and are ideal for SMB server and workstation configurations. 

RocketRAID 2700 HBA’s are fully backwards compatible with SAS/SATA 3Gb/s devices, PCI-Express 1.0 and 2.0 motherboards, and are compliant with all major operating systems including Windows, Linux and FreeBSD.

 

  • newegg SAS 6Gb/s Compliant The HighPoint RocketRAID 2722 supports up to 8 SAS or SATA devices for enhanced flexibility and speed. The compliance with latest SATA/SAS specification enables lightning data transfer speed of up to 6Gbps.
  • newegg RAID Support The HighPoint RocketRAID 2722 supports multi-level RAID configuration including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and JBOD for better performance, enhanced data security and flexible capacity upgrades.
  • newegg PCI Express 2.0 x 8 Interface The PCI Express 2.0 x 8 interface provides substantial bandwidth and full-duplex operation for bottleneck-free performance.

Learn more about the HighPoint Technologies, Inc. RocketRAID 2722

Model

Brand
HighPoint
Model
RocketRAID 2722
Form Factor
Low Profile

Specifications

Type
SATA / SAS
External Connectors
2 x SFF-8088 mini-SAS
Interface
PCI-Express 2.0 x8
Transfer Rate
Up to 6Gb/s
RAID
RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/JBOD
Operating Systems Supported
Windows, Linux and FreeBSD
Dimensions
4.73" L x 2.68" H

Features

Features
Up to 8 external SAS/SATA devices with point-to-point connectivity

Alarm/Buzzer: Yes

Activity/Fail LED: No

HighPoint RocketRAID 2700 HBA's are cost-effective, high-performance PCI-Express 2.0 6GB/s SAS RAID controllers, and are ideal for SMB server and workstation configurations.

RocketRAID 2700 HBA's are fully backwards compatible with SAS/SATA 3Gb/s devices, PCI-Express 1.0 and 2.0 motherboards, and are compliant with all major operating systems including Windows, Linux and FreeBSD.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the HighPoint Technologies, Inc. RocketRAID 2722

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  • James M.
  • 5/22/2013 6:05:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsIt's an SAS RAID card

Pros: 8 SAS/SATA 6GB/s connections through two SFF interfaces. Installation was easy enough and the included software makes management and maintenance a breeze.
I obtained near theoretical IO speeds with 4 short stroked Constellation drives in RAID 10.

Cons: This is not completely a hardware level RAID controller. It has a BIOS accessible during boot. Here you can create arrays and various other drive utilities. Unfortunetly, the arrays will not initialize until the software is installed and ran.

Other Thoughts: Other than the software needing to be running, this is a great card. The software is only there for configuration and management and as such does not put much, if any, of a load on the system.

I am using this card to build an external mirror array of our internal RAID 10e array on a Xeon file server running win server 08 r2. A little extreme in the redundancy, but necessary.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/25/2011 12:26:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSort of works, warranty is a hassle

Pros: It does work, have it handling 5x750GB+1TB in RAID5 and 2x250GB in RAID1 with some JBOD left over from the 1TB and two 250GBs. Similar to a Matrix RAID setup. Crystaldisk gives read speeds in the 250-350MB/s (sequential) range.

Cons: Channel 3 reliably fails on a daily basis. After talking with Highpoint on the matter they recognize the fault with the controller card but refuse to ship a new card out before receiving the faulty card. So be warned, if the card is faulty you will basically lose access to whatever the card was running for at least a week.

Other Thoughts: On the upshot, I've found that if I restart the system after booting in the problem with channel 3 disappears and it will run stable for long periods of time, longer than I care to find out. This is most likely an issue with external based setups and not something I would expect to find on, say, the 2720. The problem appears to persist even when allowing the drives to spin up before powering on the system itself.

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