HighPoint Introduces PCIe SATA 6Gbps Solid State Storage Solutions

We may be dreaming here, and that's a very likely case, but we really believe that solid state is the future. The true future of storage. Many are still trying to figure out what will be the technology that eclipses HDDs, particularly since solid state storage solutions generally aren't nearly as large (in terms of capacity) without a huge, huge price premium. But that premium will dwindle in time, and Fusion-io is proof that there's a high-end market for big, fast, solid state storage.

HighPoint believes in this kind of future as well, and they are announcing new Smart Hybrid HBA products this week in tandem with Marvell. Marvell's HyperDuo technology is being used, with these PCIe 2.0 / SATA 6Gbps solid state cards offering a single, compact SSD solution on a PCI card. This is similar in design to Fusion-io selections, but these drives combine the performance of an SSD, with the cost-effective, high-capacity value of a SATA HDD, into a single storage device known as a HyperDuo virtual drive. HyperDuo virtual drives are optimized for secure, high-performance computing, and deliver 80 percent of the SSD’s performance boost, with 100 percent of the HDD’s capacity.

Two RocketHybrid HBA’s are available at launch: the RocketHybrid 1220, which provides two internal SATA ports for standard PC’s, and the RocketHybrid 1222, which provides two eSATA ports for use with external disk enclosures. RocketHybrid controllers are true SATA 6Gb/s, PCI-Express 2.0 HBAs; they are capable of supporting the latest SATA and SSD storage devices, while remaining fully backwards compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and PCI-E 1.0 hardware. The RocketHybrid HBA’s are ideally suited for use with Home NAS, Gaming PC’s and Media Workstations. No pricing information is available, but that should be announced soon -- both of these go on sale this month.

HighPoint Launches RocketHybrid HBA’s – Powered by Marvell HyperDuo™ Technology

Milpitas, CA - January, 2011 - HighPoint Technologies, Inc. launches its Smart Hybrid HBA’s product line. These ground-breaking PCI-E 2.0, SATA 6Gb/s HBA’s combine solid state disks (SSD) with hard disk drives (HDD), into single, high-speed storage solutions, optimized for performance hungry workstations and applications. Smart Hybrid HBA’s allow users to take advantage of the gigabyte-unit cost savings of a HDD’s combined with the performance of SSD, without sacrificing capacity.

Marvell® 6Gb/s SATA HyperDuo™ Technology

HighPoint’s RocketHybrid HBA’s are powered by Marvell’s cutting-edge SATA 6Gb/s 88SE9130 IC and revolutionary HyperDuo technology. This technology was designed to aid SSD’s acceptance into the mass-market by addressing the cost and capacity issues associated current SSD storage. Current hybrid approaches of combining SSD’s and HDD’s for use as boot drives, do not provide the consistent, high-speed file access required by high-performance applications, such as gaming or media editing.

HighPoint RocketHybrid HBA’s

HighPoint’s RocketHybrid HBA's combine the superior performance of an SSD, with the cost-effective, high-capacity value of a SATA HDD, into a single storage device known as a HyperDuo virtual drive. HyperDuo virtual drives are optimized for secure, high-performance computing, and deliver 80 percent of the SSD’s performance boost, with 100 percent of the HDD’s capacity.

RocketHybrid 1220 and 1222 SATA 6Gb/s PCI-E 2.0

Two RocketHybrid HBA’s are available at launch: the RocketHybrid 1220, which provides two internal SATA ports for standard PC’s, and the RocketHybrid 1222, which provides two eSATA ports for use with external disk enclosures. RocketHybrid controllers are true SATA 6Gb/s, PCI-Express 2.0 HBAs; they are capable of supporting the latest SATA and SSD storage devices, while remaining fully backwards compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and PCI-E 1.0 hardware. The RocketHybrid HBA’s are ideally suited for use with Home NAS, Gaming PC’s and Media Workstations.

Availability and Pricing

HighPoint’s RocketHybrid HBA’s are available from a world-wide network of distributors, retailers and solution providers. The HBA’s will become available in February, 2011.
Via:  HighPoint
Comments
realneil 3 years ago

I'd like to see this tested by HH someday soon.

rapid1 3 years ago

me to realneil, I am especially kind of wondering many things on these.

coolice 3 years ago

I blame my lack of knowledge... and the fact that i havnt researched into these... but i cant tell waht these devices do??

Do you connect a hdd and ssd to them?? for what purpose? i dont get it. I'm so lost.. .i'm soo confused.... why must the island move so much.... why did desmond meet jack.

rapid1 3 years ago

rofl coolice that is what I meant to as I am kind of confused as to exactly what these do. It sound like you connect a standard HDD or SSD to it, and it enhances them both or maybe even combines them in some way.

coolice 3 years ago

You know how we can buy those hybrid drives... I think this thing is like the home brew version of it... that way, u dont need to invest in a hybrid drive. It makes your current hdd into a hybrid provided you have an ssd.

Thats what i'm assuming

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