HighPoint RocketStor 6661A-mSAS2 Thunderbolt 3 to Mini-SAS Port Adapter

HighPoint RocketStor 6661A-mSAS2 Thunderbolt 3 to Mini-SAS Port Adapter

HighPoint RocketStor 6661A-mSAS2 Thunderbolt 3 to Mini-SAS Port Adapter

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Product Highlights

  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 Ports
  • 2 x Mini-SAS (SFF-8088) Ports
  • Supports 8 x SAS/SATA Drives
  • Daisy-Chain Six Thunderbolt Devices
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 & JBOD
  • Supports Thunderbolt 2 & USB 3.1 Gen 2
  • Delivers 15W of Power for Charging
  • Dual Cooling Fans
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
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HighPoint RocketStor 6661A overview

  • 1Description

Connect up to eight SAS/SATA hard drives or SSDs to your compatible Windows or Mac system using the RocketStor 6661A-mSAS2 Thunderbolt 3 to Mini-SAS Port Adapter from HighPoint. This adapter is equipped with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, which provide bi-directional speeds of 40 Gb/s. While one port is used to interface with your host system, the other can be used to daisy-chain up to six devices together, including dual 4K displays or a single 5K display, thanks to support for DisplayPort 1.2. Thunderbolt 3 also supports 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C and provides 15W of power to compatible devices for charging.

In addition to the Thunderbolt 3 ports, the RocketStor 6661A-mSAS2 has two mini-SAS (SFF-8088) ports, each of which which supports four SATA III 6 Gb/s channels. Each channel is able to support one SATA hard drive or SSD for a total of eight drives, and capacities are supported up to 14TB per drive, or 112TB total. Attached drives can also be configured as RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, or 50 array, each of which provides performance, data redundancy, or a combination of both. For those who do not require a RAID, JBOD and non-RAID modes are available.

HighPoint's RocketStor 6661A-mSAS2 Thunderbolt 3 to Mini-SAS Port Adapter is compatible with Thunderbolt 2 devices, as well as USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0), and USB 2.0 using a USB Type-C cable. Please be aware that any daisy-chain connections will terminate if a peripheral or device is connected via USB Type-C. Included is a Thunderbolt 3 cable, a 60W / 100-240 VAC external power supply, and a power cord. Protection is provided by a limited 1-year parts & labor warranty.

General Features

Cost Effective High-Speed Mass Storage RAID Solution
The RocketStor 6661A-mSAS2 delivers robust RAID protection, high-performance data throughput, and mass-storage capability via a single Thunderbolt 3 connection. Each RocketStor 6661A-mSAS2 is powered by their Turbo RAID technology and features two external mini-SAS ports (SFF-8088) which can directly support up to eight SAS/SATA drives and 112TB of storage in one or more RAID configurations.

Designed with maximum portability in mind, the RocketStor 6661A-mSAS2 is a suitable RAID and storage connectivity solution for today's mobile professional. Designed for work in the field and on-site post-production environments, the built-in RAID controller supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and JBOD arrays, and delivers performance and data protection needed by professional applications.
Compatible with Thunderbolt 3 Windows and Mac Systems
Like all HighPoint Thunderbolt 3 I/O aolutions, the RocketStor 6661A-mSAS2 was designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind. Eight 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA ports can be added to most Thunderbolt 3 Windows or Mac systems using a single cable connection. The slim enclosure includes a pre-installed SAS/SATA RAID controller and extensive driver support is available for both Windows and Mac platforms.
Compatible with macOS RAID Arrays & RocketRAID Configurations
Designed to simplify and streamline storage integration for Thunderbolt 3 platforms, the RocketStor 6661A-mSAS2 is fully backwards compatible with all previous and current HighPoint RAID controllers, and includes built-support for Apple RAID configurations created with the macOS Disk Utility. No other Thunderbolt™ 3 to SAS/SATA storage solution delivers this level of convenience, flexibility and performance. This delivers a mini-SAS storage solution that is convenient, flexible, and and secure.
Comprehensive RAID & Storage Management Interface
The RocketStor 6661A-mSAS2 includes HighPoint's intuitive web-based management suite which enables the user-friendly configuration up to eight SAS/SATA drives and 112TB of storage into one or more RAID configurations. A wide range of proactive maintenance and monitoring capabilities work ensure the health of RAID storage investments and minimize downtime. With a few simple clicks, users can check the available storage capacity, the condition of any arrays and all hosted drives, and enable auto-rebuild and hot spare features that add additional layers of data security to redundant arrays. Users can also schedule maintenance sessions to verify disk integrity and enable e-mail notifications to inform one or more users of changing storage conditions while outside of the work environment.

Thunderbolt 3

Daisy-chain up to 6 devices
Bi-directional, dual-protocol (PCI Express and DisplayPort)
Eight lanes of DisplayPort 1.2 support dual 4K displays or one 5K display
Power delivery of 15W to bus-powered devices
Backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 2 devices
USB Type-C ports are compatible with existing USB devices via a USB Type-C cable and support speeds up to 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2

Chassis Design Features

Rugged, slim aluminum enclosure
Dual quiet, high-efficiency cooling fans
Quick release thumbscrews for easy access
UPC: 643653666171
In the Box
HighPoint RocketStor 6661A-mSAS2 Thunderbolt 3 to Mini-SAS Port Adapter
  • 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 Cable
  • 60W External Power Supply
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Parts & Labor Warranty
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    HighPoint RocketStor 6661A specs

    Host Ports 2 x Thunderbolt 3
    I/O Ports 1 x External Mini-SAS Port (SFF-8088)
    Number of Channels / Ports 4 x SATA III 6 Gb/s SATA channels
    Number of Devices 4 x SATA HDDs/SSDs
    Daisy Chain Supports daisy-chain connections of up to six Thunderbolt devices, which will end if a USB or display device is connected via USB Type-C
    System Requirements
  • Computer with a USB Type-C / Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Computer with a Thunderbolt 2 port via a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter
  • macOS 10.10 and later
  • Windows 8 and later
  • LED Indicator Blue (power on)
    Power Supply External 60 W power supply
    Power Input: 100-240 VAC
    Output: 12 VDC, 5A
    Mean Time Before Failure 920,585 hours
    Material Aluminum
    Dimensions 2.24 x 9.74 x 6.30" / 5.69 x 24.74 x 16.0 cm
    Weight 6.0 lb / 2.7 kg
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    Package Weight 5.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.8 x 9.5 x 5.0"

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