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HighPoint Rocket133 PCI IDE Controller Card

  • 2 x ATA 133 Internal Connectors
  • 133MB/s per channel
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Learn more about the HighPoint Technologies, Inc. Rocket133

Model

Brand
HighPoint
Model
Rocket133

Specifications

Type
IDE
Internal Connectors
2 x ATA 133
Interface
PCI
Transfer Rate
133MB/s per channel
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 98 / ME / NT4.0 / 2K / XP / 2003
Linux (SuSE, Red Hat, Caldera, Turbo), and FreeBSD

Features

Features
Bootable disk support
Large LBA support capacity exceeding 137GB
Chipset: HighPoint HPT302
32bits, 33/66 MHz PCI
backward compatible (ATA100, 66, 33)

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  • Rich P.
  • 9/26/2007 6:41:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsRocket 133SB

Pros: none

Cons: I am a fairly knowledgeable user of Windows based machines, starting in the DOS world. I received this card a week ago with documentation which seems to be fairly new, and a CDRom, which according to which person I ask at Highpoint, I need to use or cannot use to install my Rocket 133sb card. I was unable to get the bios to load, so i sent several emails and got conflicting responses from Highpoint. I finally gave up and and am returning the card.

Other Thoughts: If you are an expert user and can figure out what they meant when they wrote the documentation. For the rest of us, look elsewhere!

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  • Jason M.
  • 4/5/2007 2:36:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggscontrolling the bits

Pros: Plugged this controller into an older motherboard to upgrade from ata66 to ata133. It works!

Cons: none

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  • Michael S.
  • 2/2/2007 8:38:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsno cdrom support

Pros: None

Cons: Horrible experience with this card.

I hooked up 1 hard drive to this card and it was detected by the HighPoint bios. The windows loading screen took 5 minutes to load and the drive never showed up in My Computer. The drive also works when connected directly to the motherboard so the problem is with the card.

Then I tried connecting my CDROM drives to HighPoint and found out from HighPoint's website that this card does not support cdrom drives. Ouch!

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  • Jim G.
  • 12/29/2006 2:01:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks great, but would like to see atapi support for cdrom

Pros: Install in Gigabyte 965p-ds3 motherboard and was recognized by the bios when the hard drives were connected. Booted right into windows.

Cons: Would have preferred to connect a dvd-rw to this controller and have my hard drives on the motherboard ide connector. As is, with just one ide controller on the motherboard and older ide hard drives, I have to connect my hard drives to this and my dvd-rw drives to the motherboard.

Other Thoughts: Newegg is supreb as far as quickness in shipping goes.

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  • Kyle B.
  • 12/19/2006 8:45:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well

Pros: Easy to install, Seems to work well

Cons: Not as fast as my main hard drive.

Other Thoughts: I didn't have another spot to hook up a hard drive, and it was too slow as a 'slave' drive. This alternative works well for me.
XP - 2.8GHZ - 2GB RAM.

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  • Carlo M.
  • 10/22/2006 12:56:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust great1

Pros: Love it. Works great for my WD 180GB drive.

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: I bought a 180GB WD drive 3 some years ago at a local retailer. It came with a Promise Technologies IDE card. Well, in the time I owed this drive, it clunked out on me 5 times once it got over half full. I thought it was because the drives were bad. But then, on my fifth drive RMA, when it just started to go bad again, I decided to replace the IDE card with this HighPoint card. VOILA! It was the promise Technologies card that was causing the problem and causing my drive to fail. My drive is 90% full and has been ever since I got this new IDE card and it shows no signs of failing.

I love this IDE CARD!!!

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  • Peter U.
  • 4/13/2006 4:49:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Linux card

Pros: This card works great in Linux under the 2.6 kernel with the highpoint drivers compiled in. Great performance and pretty reliable unlike the last card I had. I have two of these cards with three drives each running an economic Raid-6 array in software with mdadm. This card also comes with two very nice ATA cables with pullout tabs.

Cons: Performance is a bit slow on the drives that have two drives/channel but that's to be expected from any controller card. The card doesn't include any molex splitters so be sure and buy some if your power supply already has nearly all its connectors taken up. Newegg has them for a couple bucks. I forgot to and had to cannabalize an old power supply for the plugs.

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  • Jonathon L.
  • 8/25/2005 10:22:35 PM
  • Tech Level:
  • Ownership:

5 out of 5 eggseconomical solution

Comments: This card is doing quite well in my media server, running 4 x 250 GB ATA/100 disks. It just tickles me that I can listen to tunes or watch movies on any machine in my network including wirelessly. I plan on adding a second card and 4 more disks when I can.

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  • Larry D.
  • 8/1/2005 3:15:06 PM
  • Tech Level:
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5 out of 5 eggs

Comments: This ended up being an easy install under Windows 2003 Server.

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  • Leonard M.
  • 7/11/2005 7:28:53 AM
  • Tech Level:
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2 out of 5 eggsProblematic!

Comments: I could not get this card to function consistantly on two different systems. There seams to be a problem with HDs over 200GB.
High Point was great, they where very responsive and sent me a replcement card without any hastle, but still no luck.

I could not get the card to work with an Abit VP6 mb and a MSI K8N Neo2 mb.

The card would install OK but as soon as I would connect the 300 GB HD the system would lock on boot.

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