HighPoint Technologies is going to be a pretty familiar name to users who have heard of their RocketRAID expansion cards, but at CES their booth was surprisingly devoid of enterprise-level RAID kit. Instead we were presented with a fairly aggressive set of consumer class technologies. That said, probably their biggest product was a new RocketRAID card that includes SSD smart caching technology similar to what ASUS provides as well as the technology in Intel's Z68 chipset. Where the card and technology deviate is impressive, though: HighPoint's card is essentially able to apply an underlying RAID both to the cache and the storage. As a result, you can strap two or three small SSDs to the card and aggregate the bandwidth by striping the cache across...

HighPoint's RocketU 1144A PCIe x4 USB 3.0 Controller: A Big Back-end

Most USB 3.0 controller cards available on the market today utilize the PCIe x1 interface. With a maximum theoretical bandwidth of 5Gbps, it is possible that these controllers...

40 by Zach Throckmorton on 8/30/2011

HighPoint Brings 4-port USB 3.0 to Mac Pro

Earlier this week HighPoint introduced its first 4-port USB 3.0 HBA for Apple's Mac Pro. The RocketU Quad USB 3.0 features four independent USB 3.0 controllers, allowing each port...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/25/2011

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