The RocketRAID 642L 4-Port SATA 6 Gbps RAID Host Bus Adapter from HighPoint is ideal for desktop PCs and workstations. This second generation SATA 6 Gbps host controller utilizes the PCIe 2.0 host bus interface, HighPoint's industry-proven RAID engine and supports a wide-range of single-disk and RAID configurations including 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD.
The RocketRAID 642L HBA is fully backwards compatible with SATA 3 Gbps devices, PCIe 1.0 and 2.0 motherboards. Additionally, it is compliant with major operating systems including Windows 8 and Mac OS X Mountain Lion.
The RocketRAID 642L HBA features both internal and external 6 Gbps SATA ports and is an ideal HBA platform for applications that require built-in storage expansion capabilities. The internal ports provide direct connections for up to 2 SATA hard drives and solid state drives, while the external ports are capable of supporting an additional 10 SATA devices when used in conjunction with port-multiplier capable storage enclosures.
The compact PCB design, low-profile form factor and industry-standard port connectors make any storage upgrade, integration or expansion project a snap.
The RocketRAID 600 series Host Bus Adapter directly supports up to 4 SATA hard drives and solid state drives, and 16TB of storage.
It is capable of supporting up to 20 SATA hard disks and solid state drives when used in conjunction with port-multiplier capable storage chassis and enclosures.
The host bus adapter uses HighPoint's industry-proven hardware assisted RAID technology and a comprehensive RAID Management Suite. Users can quickly and easily configure a wide range of storage configurations, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD arrays.
HighPoint's 2nd generation RocketRAID 642L Host Bus Adapter features both internal and external 6 Gbps SATA ports and is an ideal platform for applications that require built-in storage expansion capabilities. The internal ports provide direct connections for up to 2 SATA hard drives and solid state drives, while the external ports are capable of supporting additional 10 SATA devices when used in conjunction with port-multiplier capable storage enclosures.
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HighPoint RocketRAID 642L 4-Port SATA 6 Gbps RAID Host Bus Adapter
Low Profile Bracket
1 Year Warranty
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SATA 6 Gbps
Host Connection Type
PCIe 2.0 x4
Number of Ports
4 SATA ports
Data Transfer Rate
6 Gbps per port
2 x SATA 6 Gbps 2 x eSATA 6 Gbps
SATA 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps, 1.5 Gbps Up to 10 with port multiplier capable enclosure
Maximum Cable Length
3.28' (1 m)
RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD
Bus Hardware Compatible
PCIe x4, x8 and x16 (Generation 2.0 and 1.0)
Advanced RAID Features
RAID Initialization Types - Background, Foreground and Quick Online Capacity Expansion (OCE) Online RAID Level Migration (ORLM) Native Command Queuing (NCQ) Staggered Drive Spin Up Spin Down Idle Disk S.M.A.R.T Support Auto Rebuild on spare drive Hot Plug and Hot Swap support Larger than 2 TB drive support Bootable RAID Array support Write Back or Write Through Cache support
SMTP, event log
BIOS configuration tool Browser-based Management Interface Command Line Interface (CLI) for Linux
Host Adapter Architecture
Low profile Directly supports 4 SATA devices/Up to 20 with port multiplier capable enclosure Alarm Buzzer, Active/Fail LED (Internal Port HBA's only) Backwards compatible with HighPoint SATA RAID host adapters
12 V: 2.5 W 3.3 V: 0.7 W
Firmware/BIOS Version 1.0, Windows, Linux and Mac OS X
Operating: 41 to 131°F (5 to 55°C) Storage: -4 to 176°F (-20 to 80°C)