HighPoint SAS 6Gb/s Hardware RAID HBA’s are Ready for Ultra-High Capacity HDD Formats

HighPoint SAS 6Gb/s Hardware RAID HBA’s are Ready for Ultra-High Capacity HDD Formats


February 2015, Milpitas, CA – HighPoint Technologies is ready to integrate the industry’s latest, ultra-high capacity 4Kn hard drives into existing storage environments and computing platforms.

HighPoint has been in the storage arena for over 2 decades; our continuous research and development ensures that our RAID technology will always be ready for tomorrow’s drive technology. We are proud to announce that HighPoint RocketRAID 4500 Series Hardware RAID HBA’s are fully compatible with ultra-high capacity hard drive formats ranging from 4Kn through 512e and 512.

In addition, we have released two new storage-intensive RAID features for the OS X operating system: OCE/ORLM and DVMode Performance Assurance Technology.

Ultra-high Capacity Drive Format Support

Ultra-High Capacity storage devices, such as 8TB SAS and SATA hard disk drives, are a major breakthrough for the storage industry. However, customers should be aware that these gigantic drives utilize different Drive Formats– 4Kn, 512e or 512.

HighPoint is proud to announce that our SAS 6Gb/s Hardware RAID solutions are now fully compatible with each drive format. Our customers can now seamlessly integrate new 4Kn, 512e or 512 drives into existing RAID configurations, and tailor storage systems to meet the changing demands of high-density storage applications.

DVMode Performance Assurance Technology

HighPoint has introduced DVMode; an innovative caching algorithm designed for Media rich storage applications. Customers can specify which RAID array will utilize DVMode in a RAID Storage System. After enabling DVMode, I/O commands will be reorganized to follow the order of the array’s disk LBA; the RocketRAID controller firmware will minimize the latency time of write-back caching workflows.

New for Mac OS X – OCE/ORLM: Advanced Storage Expansion

RocketRAID 4500 Series Hardware RAID HBA’s now support OCE (Online Capacity Expansion) and OLRM (Online RAID Level Migration) for Mac OS X platforms. These features have been integrated into the latest version of our WebGUI management interface- a comprehensive and intuitive web-based management tool available for the OS X operating system.

We understand how crucial this feature is for customers, as the capacity of hard drives grows ever larger.

Customers can now seamlessly integrate additional high-capacity hard disks into existing RAID configurations, and add security by migrating to RAID 1, 5 or 10, without having to start from scratch – existing data will remain intact and fully accessible!

Why Choose HighPoint?

The answer is simple – Affordable High-Performance. If you are in the market for a fast, reliable storage solutions capable of taking full advantage of today’s tech, HighPoint has you covered. We are Storage Technology Experts. Our seasoned, in-house engineering teams have been at the forefront of the storage industry for the better part of two decades.

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We specialize in performance oriented product 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 Thunderbolt™ and USB Connectivity and storage devices to the global marketplace.

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