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HighPoint RocketRAID 2720SGL PCI-Express 2.0 x8 Low Profile SATA / SAS Controller Card

  • RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/JBOD
  • 2 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS Internal 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 2720SGL 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 2720SGL 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 x8 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 2720SGL

Model

Brand
HighPoint
Model
RocketRAID 2720SGL
Form Factor
Low Profile

Specifications

Type
SATA / SAS
Internal Connectors
2 x SFF-8087 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, FreeBSD
Dimensions
3.79" x 2.55"

Features

Features
Compatible with PCI-Express 1.0

Multiple RAID Support.

BIOS Boot to RAID with point-to-point connectivity or through port multiplier.

Quick, Background or Foreground Initialization.

Packaging

Package Contents
RocketRAID 2720SGL
CD

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Charles W.
  • 4/10/2014 12:07:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRock solid and love it!

Pros: Easy to install and works very well! The web access management is a real plus!!

Works very well in Windows and Linux!!!!!!

Cons: None

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  • Jerry G.
  • 3/14/2014 9:32:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well if kept RAID setup simple.

Pros: If you keep your RAID setup super simple it will work great without issues. i.e. have all drives in one RAID array, use the max space on all drives, and set defaults sector sizes.

Cons: Do not have RAID 5 and RAID 6 array on the same drives! Had 1 drive failure, I swapped in a new harddrive, and the RAID 5 array rebuilt properly. But RAID 6 array disspeared, I had to contact the email only support to get RAID 6 array back online, and it was not a simple process for me, i.e. I has OS boot drive on the RAID 5, data on the RAID 6.

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  • Robert B.
  • 2/18/2014 5:40:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNightmare of a card

Pros: Price - This is a low cost card to support 8 drives. Not worth the savings. Move on and buy a better card and save yourself headaches down the road.

Cons: Have had nothing but issues with this card going offline with and registering the following error in the Event Viewer on Window Server 2008 R2. The device, \Device\Scsi\272x_1x1, did not respond within the timeout period. I have opened tickets with Highpoint support for them to tell me they dont know what is wrong and they are trying to duplicate the issue. Then they close my case. I keep opening tickets and they will not RMA the card and it is about 9 months old and they dont have a solution. This is unacceptable.

Other Thoughts: I am having the same issue as another reviewer below where you must reboot the server to get the card to respond. The raid array just goes offline and I am running VM's on the raid. The server becomes unresponsive and you cannot remotely soft reboot the server. I have to manually push the power button. This product is junk and from what I have read, you should avoid Highpoint products at all costs.

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  • Larry Y.
  • 1/17/2014 10:18:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs2720SGL Card

Pros: RockerRAID 2720SGL was purchased for build an eight disk RAID-6. Card works great!

Cons: None.

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  • Brandon M.
  • 12/7/2013 9:00:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJust plain awful.

Pros: It worked for a little while.

Cons: Support is terrible. Doesn't work well with Windows Server 2012. Used it in JBOD and about a month ago it messed up all of my drives somehow. Spent about a week trying to recover the data but it was completely unrecoverable.

Other Thoughts: $160 paperweight.

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  • Neal M.
  • 11/15/2013 1:10:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUnreliable

Pros: Inexpensive, not hard to use the included software.

Cons: First card had a port DOA, NewEgg replaced it promptly.
In about eight weeks of operation, the card has gone offline twice forcing the VM's running on those drives offline. Rebooting host is the only way to recover the card.

Other Thoughts: No good reason for a card to just drop offline completely and require a reboot. Not a heat issue or overloading the card issue. Just beware and plan for what happens when the card goes down unexpectedly.

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  • Nicholas J.
  • 11/12/2013 7:48:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCard works very well for its price

Pros: I installed this card into an Intel server board running Windows Server 2012. The card is controlling a 6-drive WD 3TB Red RAID 5. The card was immediately recognized by the system and after getting the drivers and software installed, I built the Array which works great.

Cons: You get what you pay for; if I had a budget that allowed for a high end LSI card I would have went with one of those just for the higher quality chips. I also wish that the card had an integrated battery backup.

Other Thoughts: The card has two mini SAS connectors, more than others in its price point, the build quality is quite good, and for my particular hardware setup, its been a pretty turn-key solution which has been working great.

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  • Roman B.
  • 10/12/2013 11:31:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well, and boot concurrency problem is repairable

Pros: Price.
Web interface.
It does what it has to do conforming to its chip specs.

Cons:

Other Thoughts: Some people says they have problems with boot when other bootable raid are present.
Just detach drives from this card, you'll be able to boot. Next, download BIOS and disable boot option "INT13" taking bios file (using htpflash software you get in the downloaded bios zip) and finally upload that modified bios to the card.
Mine works perfectly this way within SUPERMICRO MBD booting from its Adaptec's on-board raid.

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  • Robert N.
  • 9/5/2013 2:26:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat value / performance balance

Pros: Great performance, small footprint, supports RAID 50, fair price for a controller of this caliber. The web interface is not bad and I like that I can have it send me mail if there is a problem.

Cons: not exactly "turn-key". You'll need cables for this and they are not real cheap either. Be careful to by high performance cables, especially if you are connecting to hi-perf spindles or SSD's. Cooling is another issue that isn't addressed too well out of the box. I bought card slot coolers for these cards (I bought 2 of them).

Other Thoughts: I went into this purchase fully aware of the cons so for me this was a great purchase. I bought two of these, one for my WHS and the other for my MCE box. I set up RAID 50 arrays on both of them and each array connecting 8 hi-perf spindles. The slot coolers were pretty cheap, around 10 bucks as I recall. I can read data at about 750mb and write performance is around 150mb. I highly recommend this product as well as the RAID 50 option.

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  • Jesus A.
  • 8/14/2013 7:18:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat!

Pros: setup 7 x 4tb Seagate ST4000DM000 / STBD4000400 on RAID 6. It toot about 12 hours to build the array. I have about 18.2tb usable, and getting about 700MB/s read and 698MB/s writes (sequential). I'm planning on adding another drive later this year, but it works perfectly. I had a few boot issues, but troubleshooting fixed the issue (turning on or off motherboard raid, etc.). Inexpensive compared to other Raid6 cards.

Cons: I heard many mixed reviews and was a bit worried before I bought the drives. Thankfully everything is working fine.

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