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HighPoint Rocket 620-OEM PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Low Profile SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card - OEM

  • 2 x SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Connectors
  • Up to 6Gb/s
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The Rocket 600 series are the industry’s first SATA 6Gb/s host adapter based on PCI-Express 2.0 technology. The Rocket 600 series delivers the next generation of SATA performance with robust SATA connectivity.

The Rocket 600 series are the internal and external low-cost SATA 6Gb/s host adapters. They are fully industry standard AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) compliant and deliver Out-of-Box Ready installation for numerous operating systems. The Rocket 600 series is backward compatible to PCI-Express 1.0 technology and SATA 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s devices. They use the same cable and connectors as previous SATA generations to ease integration.

  • newegg SATA 6Gb/s Compliant The HighPoint Rocket 620 features next-generation SATA Revision 3.0 compliant internal SATA ports to provide up to 6Gb/s data transfer rates for optimal performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.
  • newegg PCI Express 2.0 Interface The PCI Express 2.0 interface provides double the bandwidth of the existing PCI Express 1.0 interface and delivers at least 500MB/s of throughput for enhanced performance.

Learn more about the HighPoint Technologies, Inc. ROCKET 620-OEM

Model

Brand
HighPoint
Model
ROCKET 620-OEM
Form Factor
Low Profile

Specifications

Type
SATA III (6.0Gb/s)
Internal Connectors
2 x SATA 6.0Gb/s
Interface
PCI-Express 2.0 x1
Transfer Rate
Up to 6Gb/s
Operating Systems Supported
Windows and Linux (Check AHCI detail OS support list)

Features

Features
PCI-Express 2.0 x1 (Compatible with PCI-Express 1.0)

Serial ATA III (6.0Gbps) compliant, with speed negotiation Serial ATA II (3Gbps) and Serial ATA I (1.5Gbps)

600MB/s per SATA port

Industry Standard AHCI Compliant

Hot-plug capability

Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ)

Out-of-the-Box Ready for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X 10.6 and above (Check AHCI detail OS support list)

Compatible with SATA (III, II, I) Hard Drives, SSD, etc

Support up to 2TB Hard Drives

Power Efficient – Going Green Saves Green

RoHS compliant

Cables Sold Separately

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. ROCKET 620-OEM

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  • roy j.
  • 8/31/2012 3:12:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsComplete junk

Pros: It's recyclable plastic.

Cons: It doesn't work. No drivers for 7. It's pretty much a waste of money. It can't do anything.

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  • Kimberly R.
  • 3/3/2012 2:59:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Price

Cons: Would not work, Incompatible with Dell Dimension 4700.
Highpoint service is worthless.

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  • Benjamin H.
  • 1/16/2012 1:57:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Like Charm

Pros: Not getting full SATA 6Gbps speed but close enough. Picked this up as shell shocker deal for $10 shipped, exceeded my expectations.

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: For those only getting 180-190 MB/sec you have put the card in the wrong slot type. Most older motherboards only have a PCIe 1.0 x1 slot (250MB/sec max). I ran into this problem with my ASUS Crosshair II Formula. I moved my video cards around (2x 9800GTX+) so that this card would be in the PCIe 2.0 x16 slot and Benchmarks were showing ~350-360 MB/sec...card also detects my Corsair Force 90GB every boot, onboard SATA 2 had issues detecting it and performance was horrible (would only detect as SATA I device so about 100MB/sec).

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  • Darrell R.
  • 12/28/2011 7:42:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works as expected, using with two optical drives currently.

Cons: None.

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  • Jason C.
  • 12/28/2011 3:26:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggspiece of junk

Pros: none

Cons: bought a new sata3 ssd, getting 180mb/s read on this piece of junk while getting 220mb/s read on my motherboard which is sata2. was thinking it would be faster since it stated to get up to 6 GB/s, but i was so wrong =(

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  • David C.
  • 12/26/2011 7:00:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCan't use supplied drivers

Pros: Cheap.

Cons: Can't used supplied drivers without BSOD.
Reduced write speeds over SATA II using Microsoft drivers.

Other Thoughts: My OCZ Vertex 3 AS SSD score dropped from 307 on my motherboard's SATA 2 to 287 due to a decrease in write performance.

SATAII:
Read score: 104
Write Score: 150

SATAIII (Rocket 620):
Read score: 121
Write score: 104

This is with Microsoft's drivers installed. For some reason when I install the supplied drivers or the Marvell drivers and it BSODS,

I'm currently on a X58 mobo.

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  • Corey R.
  • 12/23/2011 11:09:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked.......slowly

Pros: The card worked...(continue reading in cons)

Cons: ...at a very slow speed. The card was only reading ~180-190 MB/s read speeds using multiple benchmarks on my SATA III SSD rated at 525 MB/s read. I was not expecting the full rated speed, but I was expecting atleast 300-400 MB/s. At these speeds, my onboard SATA II ports were FASTER (~220 MB/s read) than this card.

Other Thoughts: Newegg customer support rocks, decided to just wait till I get a new SATA III mobo to take full advantage of the SSD, still blazing fast at SATA II speeds!

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  • Trent A.
  • 12/21/2011 11:29:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: Plug and Play with Windows 2008 Server R2. Never had to load a thing- it just worked. Already formatted my 2TB drive. Will test performance soon, but so far it couldn't be easier. Price, on sale, was amazing

Cons: Wish it had 4-ports!

Other Thoughts: Came with two backplane brackets, short and standard. I had to replace the short one with the standard one with two screws.

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  • Jason K.
  • 12/21/2011 6:53:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

Pros: Worked out of the box on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Cons: Speeds are not as advertised. I am using this controller to access a SSD which should have 500+mb/s in both read and write, but I am getting under 400mb/s read, 225mb/s write. I've spent countless hours trying to tweak my machine to increase the speed, but the Marvell 9128 chip is to blame.

Do not purchase if you need performance on a machine which does not have SATA 3 ports.

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  • Tracy T.
  • 12/15/2011 9:55:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsInstall, connect drive, boot up, no problem

Pros: Installation was trivial

Cons: Dropped in price by five bucks and I ordered before the drop but it's only five bucks and not worth hassling about it.

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