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HighPoint RocketRAID 4321 SAS 3 GB/s RAID Host Bus Adapter

B&H # HIRR4321 MFR # RR4321

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This item has been discontinued by the manufacturer and is no longer available.

Product Highlights
  • Processor: Intel IOP348 1.2 GHz
  • 512 MB DDR-II with ECC Cache Memory
  • 8 SAS/SATA Devices
  • MTBF 920,585 Hours
  • RAID Levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50, JBOD
  • Battery Backup Unit support
  • Simple Network Transport Protocol
  • RoHS Compliant

The HighPoint RocketRAID 4321 SAS 3 GB/s RAID Host Bus Adapter is ideal for applications such as video capture and editing, CAD/CAM and digital graphics. Based on HighPoint's TerabyteArchitecture, it offers performance and data protection. The Intel IOP348 I/O Processor delivers enterprise class SAS RAID 5 and RAID 6 performance (749 MB/s read and 628 MB/s write) for mission critical applications that require higher levels of sustained performance, availability and native expansion.

8-Port Hybrid SAS Host-RAID HBA
The RocketRAID 4321 is powered by Intel's IOP348, and is one of the fastest hybrid SAS and SATA RAID controllers available. The RocketRAID 4321 is a full hardware RAID controller, with 256 MB of internal cache and comprehensive RAID level support including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and JBOD configurations.
Hybrid Port Configuration
RocketRAID 4321 provides both internal and external Mini-SAS ports, and is ideal for clients that require storage solutions with integrated expansion capabilities. The internal ports provide direct connections for up to 4 HDD's, while the external ports allow clients to expand available storage to target side appliances, as needed.
Comprehensive OS Support
The RocketRAID 4321 is compatible with all the major operating systems including Windows 7/2008/Vista, Linux Distributions (native support for 2.6.25x), FreeBSD and Mac OS X.
Integrated Firmware Based Management Interface
The intuitive, full featured storage device and RAID Management interface is integrated directly into the RR4321 firmware and includes BIOS-level management, with additional support for CLI and web-based user interfaces.
Intel IOP348 (1.2 GHz) - RAID I/O Processor
The RocketRAID 4300 series are available in 8 port configurations and have internal and external mini-SAS connectors. All RocketRAID 4300 series controllers support RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD. The Intel IOP348 (1.2 GHz) is one of the industry's highest performing RAID I/O processor engines for multi-channel SATA hardware RAID 5/6 controllers. The RocketRAID leverage the ADMA architecture in the Intel IOP348(1.2 GHz) to deliver the industry's leading RAID 6 performance with sustained transfer rates over 749 MB/s Read and over 628 MB/s Write.
RAID 6 Dual Parity Protection
The RocketRAID offers robust hardware RAID 6 protection, an additional disk drive failure tolerance provided by a second independent distributed parity scheme. It provides protection for mission critical data from two concurrent disk drive failures. For instance, eliminating the risk of data loss if a second drive fails while rebuilding is in process. An optional battery backup with integrated write journaling enhances data availability through rapid data recovery from power outage events.
Connect and Manage
The RocketRAID utilizes the fastest connectivity with PCIe x8 bus speed to deliver over 1.2 GB/s throughput. The HighPoint RAID Management Suite is a complete spectrum of application tools. Independent RAID Module on Board is the premier RAID management interface that provides a dedicated physical path to manage RAID arrays. The INRMB offers a robust and convenient management tool with cross platform support out-of-the-box.
SAS Enterprise Applications
The RocketRAID is ideal for storage hungry, 24 x7 online access and flexible storage applications. These applications are utilized in financial institutions and online eCommerce. It delivers a complete suite of RAID features for SAS connectivity and with HighPoint TerabyteArchitecture makes it ideal for SAS enterprise applications.
RocketRAID 4321 Features
  • HighPoint TerabyteArchitecture - TerabyteStream, TerabyteGuard and TerabyteSaver
  • HighPoint TerabyteStream leverages Intel ADMA to deliver Hardware Embedded Acceleration for RAID 5 XOR and RAID 6 (P+Q)
  • Intel IOP348 (1.2 GHz) processor and RAID offload provides true hardware RAID
    —SCSI device driver model to take advantage of the benefits of SCSI using SAS or inexpensive Serial ATA drives
  • Bootable array support for greater fault tolerance of your OS
  • Variable stripe size for performance tuning by application
  • 64-bit LBA support (greater than 2 TB volume)
  • ATA pass-through mode support
  • Up to 512 MB DDR2 memory with ECC protection
  • Multiple SAS/SATA RAID sets
  • RAID Management suite:
    - RocketRAID 4300 series BIOS/Firmware configuration tool
    - RocketRAID web GUI - browser-based management tool
    - Command Line Interface – scriptable configuration tool
  • Simple Network Transport Protocol
  • SMTP - for Email notification of RAID events
  • Independent RAID Module on Board - remote management and troubleshooting of RAID array
  • Variable Sector Size for auto address over 2 TB of storage
  • Battery Backup Unit support
  • Multiple logical unit sizes and RAID levels on one card
  • Multiple card support within a system for large storage requirements
  • Hot-swap and hot-spare support for data availability
  • Dynamic sector repair and remapping to reduce dropped drives
  • S.M.A.R.T. disk drive monitoring for reliability
  • Auto Rebuild with new drive insertion
  • Drive activity LED and Failed LED support
  • Online Capacity Expansion and Online RAID Level Migration
  • Write journaling for improved performance and data protection
  • Automatic drive insertion and removal notification (Spare / New Inserted Hard Drive)
  • RoHS compliant
Host Connection Type PCIe 2.0 x8
Interface Protocol SAS 3 GB/s
Data Transfer Rate 3 GB/s per port
Channels 8
On-Board Processors Intel IOP348 1.2 GHz Onboard IO Processor
Cache Memory 512 MB DDR-II with ECC
Interface 8 SAS/SATA devices
Port Types 1 x SFF-8088 & 1 x SFF-8087
RAID Level RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50, JBOD
Form Factor Low Profile
Battery Backup Unit Ready Yes
Alarm Yes
LED Yes (Internal only) Activity/Failure LED
Out of Band Management Yes
Connector Yes SAF-TE Connector
Maintenance & Management Settings
  • RAID Array Roaming
  • Unplug/Remove RAID array
  • Hot key (ctrl-h) boot-up RAID manager via BIOS
  • Firmware update while running the Operating System
  • Verify RAID Array for Bad Sectors and Parity Check
  • Task Scheduler
  • Automatic RAID rebuild
  • Automatic drive (insert / removal) detection
  • Hot Spare Disk
  • Staggered Drive Spin-up
  • Rebuild Priority (Low - Highest)
  • Spin Down Idle Mode
  • Hot Swap and Hot plug
  • Bad sector repair and remapping to reduce dropped drives
  • Multiple RAID array
  • Multiple Logical Drive
  • 64-bit LBA support greater than 2 TB per volume
RAID Monitoring Tools
  • SMTP for Email notification
  • Alarm / Buzzer alerts for drive failure
  • SES-2 enclosure management (Failed, SMART (SHI))
  • Enclosure management support I2C
  • Hard Drive LED indicators (Activity and Failed)
  • Storage Health Inspector – Drive analysis from S.M.A.R.T
  • Event Log
HighPoint RAID Management Suite
  • Command Line Interface
  • Web browser-base RAID management software
  • Hot key (ctrl-h) boot-up RAID manager via BIOS
  • Web browser-base RAID management software
  • API library for customizing AP
Host Adapter Architecture
  • TerabyteStream for Blazing Performance
  • TerabyteSaver and TerabyteGuard for Data Protection and Reliability
  • Intel IOP 348 (1.2 GHz)
  • PCIe x8 (compatible with x16 slot)
  • 512 MB of DDR II memory with ECC protection
  • Directly support up to 8 SAS/SATAII drives
  • Multi adapter support up to 4 adapters
  • Intel RAID 6 (P+Q) for large capacity RAID arrays
  • NVRAM for write journaling
  • Battery Backup Unit Optional
  • RoHS compliant
Advanced RAID Features
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50 and JBOD
  • Multiple RAID array support
  • Multiple logical drive support
  • BIOS booting support
  • BIOS PnP and BIOS boot specification support
  • Write through and write back cache
  • Online Array roaming
  • Online capacity expansion and Online RAID level migration
  • Quick and Background initialization for instant RAID configuration
  • Automatic RAID rebuilds
  • 64-bit LBA support greater than 2 TB per volume
  • S.M.A.R.T monitoring hard drive status for reliability
  • Staggered Drive Spin-up
  • (MAID) spin down drives in array when idle
  • ATA pass-through mode support
  • Firmware update while running the Operating System
Array Monitors, Alerts & Indicators
  • SMTP for Email notification
  • Hardware Monitor function
  • Alarm / Buzzer alerts for drive failure
  • SAF-TE (I2C) and SGPIO enclosure management
  • SNMP for remote management
  • Ethernet port for Out of Band Management
  • Network Time Protocol
  • Intelligent Virtual RAID Management
  • Storage Health Inspector (S.M.A.R.T. and disk maintenance)
Operating System Support
  • Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 (32 and 64-bit versions)
  • Linux (Fedora Core, Red Hat Enterprise / CentOS, SuSE, Debian, Ubuntu)
  • Mac OS X 10.4.x and above FreeBSD
  • FreeBSD
  • GPL licensed driver into Linux Kernel 2.6.25
  • Work Temperature Range: 41 ~ 131°F (5 ~ 55°C)
  • Relative Humidity Range: 5 ~ 60% non-condensing
  • Storage Temperature: -4 ~ 176°F (-20 ~ 80°C)
MTBF 920,585 Hours
Electrical Input
  • PCIe: 3.3 V, Power: 2 W
Device Support SAS & SATA 3 GB/s, 1.5 GB/s
Hardware PCIe x8 slot (1.0 or 2.0)
Power Bus-powered
Physical Specifications WEMI: FCC Part 15 Class B and CE
Dimensions (LxH) 6.57 x 2.68" (166.88 x 68.07 mm)
Weight Not specified by the manufacturer
HighPoint RocketRAID 4321 SAS 3 GB/s RAID Host Bus Adapter
  • Internal Mini-SAS to Mini-SAS Cables
  • HighPoint RAID Management and Device Driver CD
  • User Guide
  • 3 Year Warranty
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