HighPoint Launches Ultra Slim ThunderboltT 2 PCIe Expansion Chassis for Mac Platforms

HighPoint Launches Ultra Slim Thunderbolt™ 2 PCIe Expansion Chassis for Mac Platforms


September 2014, Milpitas, CA – HighPoint Technologies has launched the newest member of its comprehensive RocketStor 6300 Thunderbolt™ 2 Adapter series – the RocketStor 6361A Single-PCIe slot Thunderbolt 2 Expansion Chassis. The RocketStor 6361A is a ruggedly constructed, ultra-slim PCIe Expansion solution designed for Thunderbolt™ and Thunderbolt™ 2 capable Mac platforms, and delivers dedicated 20Gb/s bandwidth for PCIe interface cards such as Media Capture, 10Gb/s Ethernet, Fibre Channel, or external Storage/RAID controllers. The RocketStor 6361A is ideal for customers that need to maximize Thunderbolt™ 2 transfer bandwidth for high-performance workflows!

Ultra-Slim, Space-Efficient Design

The RocketStor 6361A may be the industry’s most compact and lightweight PCIe expansion solution. The unit is only 2.3” wide, stands less than 7 inches tall, and weighs less than 4 lbs, yet is capable of supporting full-sized PCIe cards; an ideal solution for high-performance, compact and portable Mac platforms such as the Mac mini, MacBook and MacBook Air.

Dual, Ultra-Quiet Cooling Fans Keep Temperatures under Control

Some PCIe devices, such as networking, media and hardware RAID cards can generate a great deal of waste heat during heavy I/O; an efficient, reliable, cooling system is an essential component of any PCIe expansion solution. The RocketStor 6361A’s ventilated, all-aluminum chassis and dual cooling fans keep temperatures in check during high-stress workloads.

Plug and Play Installation

The RocketStor 6361A can be easily added to any Thunderbolt™ capable Mac platform via a single cable connection. The lightweight chassis is easy to handle, and the quick release thumbscrews make adding or removing PCIe cards a snap!

Quickly Add or Remove any PCIe Card!

RocketStor 6361A PCI expansion chassis were designed to host any Thunderbolt™ Aware PCIe cards up to 7.87 inches in length, and are the perfect I/O connectivity solution for MacBook portables; whether adding a video or audio capture card, Networking/Fibre Channel support or external storage expansion. The RocketStor 6361A can transform your Thunderbolt™ capable laptop into a portable workstation!

Availability and Pricing

The RocketStor 6361A Thunderbolt™ 2 PCIe expansion chassis will be available from HighPoint’s North American Distribution and Retail channels in mid October, 2014.

North American MSRP: USD $349

Why Choose HighPoint?

For the past 19 years, HighPoint Technologies has been a pioneering force in the storage industry, delivering a wide range of storage controllers for all levels of production; from Chipsets & RAID HBA to today’s external Storage & Adapter Device Solutions. Our hardware and FW engineering teams have been at the forefront of the storage industry for the better part of two decades.  We specialize in performance oriented user-application focused design, development and manufacture, and continuously work to improve our products based on direct feedback from our valued customers. Over the years, we have forged strong alliances and technology partnerships with industry-leading storage providers, which enable us to quickly deliver the latest in storage technology to the global marketplace.

Product Design Philosophy: Taking the Complexity and High Cost out of today’s Cutting Edge Storage Technology

HighPoint understand the importance and appeal of high performance in today’s marketplace. HighPoint’s mission is to deliver quality, cutting storage performance at affordable price points – from business and professional media applications, to personalized solutions for the home enthusiast and power user.

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