HighPoint RocketStor 6361A Thunderbolt 2 PCIe Expansion Chassis

HighPoint RocketStor 6361A Thunderbolt 2 PCIe Expansion Chassis

HighPoint RocketStor 6361A Thunderbolt 2 PCIe Expansion Chassis

B&H # HIRS6361A MFR # ROCKETSTOR 6361A
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Product Highlights

  • Rugged, Ultra-Slim Aluminum Enclosure
  • Dual Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • Supports One Full Height PCIe Card
  • Dual Quiet, High-Efficiency Cooling Fans
  • External 50W Power Supply
  • Plug and Play Design
  • Daisy-Chain up to 6 Thunderbolt Devices
  • Mac Compatible
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HighPoint ROCKETSTOR 6361A overview

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The HighPoint RocketStor 6361A Thunderbolt 2 PCIe Expansion Chassis allows you to add a PCIe card to your Thunderbolt compatible MacBook or Mac Pro. This expansion chassis is compatible with PCIe x4, x8, or x16 cards such as media capture, Ethernet, Fibre Channel, or storage/RAID controller cards. Highpoint has designed the RocketStor 6361A to house a full height PCIe card up to 7.87" long, in a lightweight and compact chassis. With quick release thumbscrews, installation of any Thunderbolt aware PCIe card inside the chassis is easy.

This expansion chassis transfers data to your Mac up to 20 Gb/s via Thunderbolt 2. Furthermore, it offers two Thunderbolt 2 ports that allows daisy-chaining for up to six Thunderbolt devices. For cooling the PCIe card, the chassis is equipped with two efficient and quiet fans. Moreover, it features a ventilated all-aluminum construction that provides additional cooling. To provide power to the card and fans, this chassis comes with an external 50W power supply. It also includes a Thunderbolt cable for connecting to your Mac.

Thunderbolt 2 PCIe Expansion Chassis
The RocketStor 6361A is a ruggedly constructed, slim PCIe Expansion solution designed for Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 capable Mac platforms. This provides an easy affordable way to add PCIe connectivity to MacBooks, Mac minis, iMac, and Mac Pro systems.
PCIe Expansion Chassis
You can quickly add a PCIe x4, x8 or x16 card to your Thunderbolt capable computing platform with the RocketStor 6361A. It can support a variety of PCIe cards such as a media capture, Ethernet, Fibre Channel, or a storage/RAID controller card.
Compact, Space Efficient Design
The RocketStor 6361A features a slim, lightweight design that is only 2.3" wide, stands less than 7" tall, and weighs less than 4 lbs.
Dual Quiet Cooling Fans
Some PCIe cards such as networking, media, and hardware RAID cards can generate large amounts of heat, which is why RocketStor includes two efficient and reliable fans. In addition to the fans, the RocketStor 6361A is designed with a ventilated all-aluminum chassis that helps keep the temperature 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 installing or removing a PCIe card a snap.
PCIe Card Support
RocketStor 6361A PCI expansion chassis were designed to host any Thunderbolt Aware PCIe cards up to 7.87 inches in length, which can transform your Thunderbolt capable laptop into a portable workstation.
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In the Box
HighPoint RocketStor 6361A Thunderbolt 2 PCIe Expansion Chassis
  • 3.3' / 1.0 m Thunderbolt Cable
  • External Power Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    HighPoint ROCKETSTOR 6361A specs

    Host Interface 2 x Thunderbolt 2 ports
    Supports daisy chaining up to six RocketStor 6300 units, Apple Thunderbolt displays, or mini DisplayPort devices
    Video display via native Thunderbolt port (mDP)
    Data Transfer Rates Thunderbolt 2 20 Gb/s
    PCIe Support 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 Slot, Electrical x4 PCIe 2.0 (Thunderbolt spec)
    One full height up to 7.9" / 20.0 cm length
    Any Thunderbolt aware PCIe cards including audio/video capture, Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and storage/RAID controller cards
    Indicators Power on
    Design Features Rugged and slim aluminum enclosure
    Dual quiet, high-efficiency cooling fans
    Quick release thumbscrews for easy access
    Power Supply External 50 W power supply
    Material Aluminum
    System Requirements Operating System: Mac OS X 10.8.6 or later
    Mac platforms with Thunderbolt support
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 6.5 x 2.3 x 10.3" / 164.8 x 57.9 x 261.4 mm
    Weight 4.0 lb / 1.8 kg approximate
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.543 x 9.449 x 5.197"

    HighPoint ROCKETSTOR 6361A reviews

    RocketStor 6361A Thunderbolt 2 PCIe Expansion Chassis is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works straight out of the box I will be using this device with my iMac for playback of video material for big screen work. It works straight out of the box with a Mac. The iMac finds both the RocketStor and the PCI Decklink card instantly. The install of the PCI card was simple and straight forward. Only 2 thumb screws to slide the chassis from the case. The case is sturdy made from a single piece of aluminum. It's not quiet the two fans run with about the same hum as a desktop computer but it's not unbearable. My only real complaint is that it only comes with a US plug so it would be great if it came with some sort of international plug. Overall a good solid device worth having.
    Date published: 2016-04-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simply Brilliant! Awesome Chassis! Love it. This chassis is a workhouse when used with eGPU! For all eGPU builders with thunderbolt 2 or 1 enabled devices look no further, this chassis is a beast! Even though this chassis is made for use with PCIe SATA and RAID devices i have harnessed the power of a eGPU with my Mac. The make is very excellent and it is extremely essential to have especially if using with SSD or RAID devices. Only negative about this chassis i could give is that i didnt get a 50w power adapter that was supposed to come with it, and i want to know why. The x4 lanes and PCIe 2.0 is a rocking combo. The chassis fans are extremely essential for when it comes to cooling obviously, and they keep my eGPU alot cooler. Thanks B&H Photo Video!
    Date published: 2016-10-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant Chassis! Unpredictable performance! Love it. This chassis is a workhouse when used with eGPU! For all eGPU builders with thunderbolt 2 or 1 enabled devices look no further, this chassis is a beast! Even though this chassis is made for use with PCIe SATA and RAID devices i have harnessed the power of a eGPU with my Mac. The make is very excellent and it is extremely essential to have especially if using with SSD or RAID devices. Only negative about this chassis i could give is that i didnt get a 50w power adapter that was supposed to come with it, and i want to know why. The x4 lanes and PCIe 2.0 is a rocking combo. The chassis fans are extremely essential for when it comes to cooling obviously, and they keep my eGPU alot cooler. Here is a link to my guide on how to use a Graphics card with this chassis (eGPU): https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/10622-late-2014-mac-mini-gtx96016gbps-tb2-rocketstor-6361a-osx10116-jake96/ Thanks B&H Photo Video!
    Date published: 2016-10-15
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from good idea, didn't work I've tried to pair it with OWC 960GB Mercury Accelsior E2 PCI card to get a fast Thunderbolt.2 storage for video editing. It simply didn't work. The system recognised the drive, but every attempt to write data on it lead to the volume being ejected. Needless to say, there is a chance I didn't understand something, but I did my best reading blogs to identify the problem.
    Date published: 2015-09-23
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