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HighPoint RocketRAID 2642 4-Channel PCI Express x4 SAS RAID Controller

B&H # HIRR2642 Mfr # RR2642
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Product Highlights
  • SAS 3 GB/s Interface
  • 2x SAS/SATA & 2x eSAS/SATA
  • Hot Swap Support
  • RAID Levels 0, 1, 5,10, JBOD
  • RAID Array Roaming
  • SMTP for Email Notification

The HighPoint RocketRAID 2642 4-Channel PCI Express x4 SAS RAID Controller is a low-cost, SAS RAID HBA designed for use with desktop and workstation PCs. The RocketRAID 2642 is a high-performance SAS RAID solution, delivering reliability to demanding data-intensive applications such as tiered storage environments (Disk-to-Disk backup), security and surveillance, video editing, and digital content creation.

Support for both SAS and SATA 3 GB/s drives on the same controller maintains configuration optimization for performance based on the characteristics of SAS disk drives spinning at 15k RPMs and providing average seek time of 3.5msec  and  SATA disk drives that spin at 7.2k RPMs and provide average seek time of 9.5msec. The hybrid SATA configuration (2 SATA ports + 2 eSATA ports) supports up to 4 SAS/SATA HDDs and SSDs in a variety of RAID and non-RAID configurations including single disk, JBOD and RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10.

Comprehensive OS Support
The Rocket RAID 2642 supports all the major PC operating systems including Windows 7/2008/Vista, Linux distributions, Mac OS X and FreeBSD.
Web-based RAID Management Interface
RocketRAID host adapters include the HighPoint Web-RAID Management Interface (WebGUI), which allows both novices and experts to quickly configure, manage and monitor storage configurations. Command line interface packages are available for Linux and FreeBSD distributions.
HighPoint RAID Management
HighPoint RAID Management software offers a user friendly interface to create, manage and maintain your storage solutions. Email notification and remote monitoring are some of the advanced features that the RAID Management software has to offer.
Maintenance and 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
RAID Management Suite
  • Command Line Interface
  • Web browser-base RAID management software
  • API
RAID Controller Marvell 88SE6445
Interface 4 SAS/SATA Devices
Connector Type 2 eSATA & 2 SATA
Form Factor Low Profile
Alarm Yes
Activity/Fail LED Yes (Internal only)
Interface Protocol SAS 3 GB/s
Host Connection Type PCIe 2.0 x4
Data Transfer Rate 3 GB/s per-port
Channels 4
Device Support SAS & SATA 3 GB/s, 1.5 GB/s
Hot Swap Support Yes
Connectors 2x SAS/SATA & 2x eSAS/SATA
RAID Supported 0, 1, 5, 10, 50, JBOD
Operating System Windows (2000, XP, 2003 and Vista capable), Linux FreeBSD, Mac OS X
Hardware PCIe x4 slot (1.0 or 2.0)
Power Bus-powered
Operating Temperature
  • Work Temp: 41 ~ 131°F (5 ~ 55°C)
  • Storage Temp: -4 ~ 176°F (-20 ~ 80°C)
  • Relative Humidity: 5 ~ 60% non-condensing
Operating Voltage
  • PCI-e: 3.3 V
  • Power: 5 W
Regulator Certification FCC Part 15 Class B and CE
MTBF 920,585 Hours
Dimensions 3.13 x 2.66" (79.4 x 67.5 mm)
Weight Not specified by the manufacturer
HighPoint RocketRAID 2642 4-Channel PCI Express x4 SAS RAID Controller
  • 1 Year Warranty
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