MILPITAS, Calif. -- HighPoint Technologies, announces a new firmware update to the RocketRAID 3522 SATA hardware RAID controller will support booting to Mac OS X on Apple Mac Pro and Xserve models released from (2006 through 2008).
The RocketRAID 3522 is a PCI-Express x8 external hardware RAID controller with Intel IOP 341 (800MHz) RAID engine and will support for up to 8 SATA hard drives. Features of the RAID controller include selectable RAID block sizes for application tuning (RAID 0, 1, 3, 5,6,10) for data protection, performance reliability and redundancy. The RocketRAID 3522 firmware is easily updated are through the HighPoint RAID management web GUI utility.
Firmware and drivers updates are available for download from the HighPoint
The RocketRAID 3522 will boot to Mac OS X from a single drive or to a RAID 1
(Mirror) drive for that extra level of protection against a single drive failure. For faster booting performance - RAID 0 (Striping) is supported and for even higher booting performance and protection, booting to RAID 5 or 6 (Single and Dual) parity RAID set is supported. The RocketRAID 3522 supports booting to Mac OS X (desktop and server) versions of 10.4.x (Tiger) and 10.5.x (Leopard).
The ability of the RocketRAID 3522 to boot Mac OS X on the Mac Pro and Xserve models addresses the needs from the Macintosh community for a RAID storage solution that will boot to redundant RAID storage that is powerful and protected.
HighPoint is dedicated to offering the most robust storage RAID solutions to Macintosh community. The HighPoint RocketRAID series product line includes powerful storage RAID solutions with industry standard connectivity, multiple port count and various bus types. Every RocketRAID SATA supports a unified RAID management web GUI to configure, manage and monitor RAID storage.