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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
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
RAID Management Suite
Command Line Interface
Web browser-base RAID management software
In the Box
HighPoint RocketRAID 2642 4-Channel PCI Express x4 SAS RAID Controller
1 Year Warranty
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4 SAS/SATA Devices
2 eSATA & 2 SATA
Yes (Internal only)
SAS 3 GB/s
Host Connection Type
PCIe 2.0 x4
Data Transfer Rate
3 GB/s per-port
SAS & SATA 3 GB/s, 1.5 GB/s
Hot Swap Support
2x SAS/SATA & 2x eSAS/SATA
0, 1, 5, 10, 50, JBOD
Windows (2000, XP, 2003 and Vista capable), Linux FreeBSD, Mac OS X