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HighPoint Launches Value SAS 6Gb/s Host-Bus Adapter Discussion

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HighPoint Technologies has announced the availability of its new RocketRAID 2720SGL, which it claims is the lowest-priced SAS 6Gb/s HBA available today. Priced at $137, it has 8 ports and a PCI-e 2.0 interface. It supports many storage configurations including RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50. The ports are fully compatible with the latest 3TB hard disks.

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I'm thinking about picking one of these up. Does anyone here have one of these cards? Even with two SFF-8087 to quad SATA break out cables, it still comes in under $180. That's hard to pass up for a home storage server upgrade.

Thanks,

BP

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one word of advice get forward breakout cables if you need breakout cables do not use reverse breakout cables as they will not work with this card break out cables fan out to connect to multiple drives while a non break out cable only connects one to one to the back plane. i learned this the hard way and had to rma a set of cheaper reverse breakout cables from norco. there is nothing in the manual to warn you of this or any support from the data sheet and no mention on the mfg website for this issue. they assume you know what to use. the two cables look identical but are not the same internally.

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Hi Everyone,

Tom's just had a RAID card comparison including the Highpoint 2720SGL...

http://www.storagereview.com/pogoplug_and_drobo_offer_10_gb_free_cloudstorage

Considering that it's dirt cheap, it's still not bad for a home storage server.

I did end up buying one and am really happy with it. It recognized my 3TB drives right away. Something my old Adaptec 2820SA couldn't.

BP

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