HighPoint Launches RocketStor 6618A Thunderbolt™ 3 40Gb/s

HighPoint Launches RocketStor 6618A Thunderbolt™ 3 40Gb/s Hardware RAID Enclosure for High-Speed or Big
Data Applications
November 2016, Milpitas, CA – For the past two decades, HighPoint has delivered industry proven RAID
Technology, Storage Solutions, I/O Connectivity Controllers and Devices to Fortune 500 Corporations, Professional
Application Providers & individual enthusiasts.
We are proud to announce our new Thunderbolt™ 3 storage solution, the RocketStor 6618A 8-Bay 40Gb/s
Hardware RAID Enclosure. Equipped with dual Thunderbolt™ 3 ports and HighPoint’s industry proven hardware
RAID technology, the RocketStor 6618A delivers the uncompromised performance, reliability and flexibility
demanded by media professionals and content creators. The RocketStor 6618A will be available in December 2016.
“Thunderbolt™ 3 is truly the one port that does it all, combining performance, versatility, flexibility and simplicity
in a single port”, said Jason Ziller, Director of Thunderbolt Marketing at Intel. “HighPoint’s new RocketStor 6618A
demonstrates new capabilities only possible with Thunderbolt™ 3.”
The integrated hardware RAID controller and eight hot-swappable disk bays support both 2.5” and 3.5” SAS
and SATA drives. Users have the freedom to use spindle hard drives for mass storage configurations or SSDs to
maximize transfer performance of up to 2700MB/s. The dual, Thunderbolt™ 3 40Gb/s USB-C ports deliver up to
15W of power and the performance bandwidth to support daisy-chain configurations of up to six additional
Thunderbolt™ peripherals, support for monitors with up to 4K/60Hz uncompressed resolution, or USB devices.
Comprehensive Hardware RAID Storage Modes
HighPoint’s unique all-in-one approach allows customers to streamline workflows by managing multiple projects
from single storage environment, while simultaneously reducing overhead costs. Hardware RAID 5 and 6 deliver the
optimal combination of data security and performance; “stripe” RAID capability with protection for up to 1 and 2
disks respectively. For raw power, customers can configure RAID 0 arrays comprised solely of SSD’s to attain
2600MB/s of transfer performance. For applications that demand mass storage capability, the RocketStor 6618A
can host single disk or RAID configurations of up to eight 10TB spindle hard drives and 80TB of storage capacities,
and is poised to support even larger configurations in the future, as higher capacity disks become available.
OCE (Online Capacity Expansion) and ORLM (Online RAID Level Migration) features allow customers to safely
upgrade and convert existing RAID configurations, on the fly, to keep in sync with evolving application
requirements. Customers can expand storage capacity or change RAID levels without compromising existing data.
Proactive Data Security and recovery Features: The RocketStor can be configured to automatically rebuild
compromised arrays with any available free disk and instructed to provide health status reports via email
notification to one or more administrators. Integrated RAID recovery features can record the RAID-Config data of
all active arrays for analysis and recovery in the case of disk failure or sudden power loss. Storage Health Inspector
(SHI) pro-actively reports the health status of each individual disk, and can be instructed to run routine or instant
disk inspections to remap and repair bad sectors.
Complete Management and Monitoring Solution
The RocketStor 6618A hardware features and software interfaces work in unison to deliver uncompromised data
availability and security. The robust and stylish aluminum construction naturally dissipates heat while thermallyregulated intelligent cooling fans automatically adjust fan speed to keep storage cool without excessive noise. The
integrated LEDs and audible alarm allow users to quickly monitor the status of each array and individual disk.
HighPoint’s intuitive and easy to use Web-based RAID management interface enables novices and experts alike, to
quickly and easily configure, maintain and troubleshoot RAID configurations and individual storage devices, all
from a single, unified software suite. A wide-range of pro-active maintenance and monitoring capabilities work
ensure the health of RAID storage investments and minimize downtime.
Pricing and Availability
The RocketStor 6618A will be available from our North American retail and distribution partners in December
North American MSRP: $1,299.00
Why Choose HighPoint?
HighPoint was founded in 1995. For over 20 years, we’ve dedicated ourselves towards the design, manufacture
and deployment of quality RAID HBA’s and RAID Storage Management Solutions. Our devoted team of experienced
hardware and software engineers bring years of Storage RAID technology expertise to SAS, SATA, Thunderbolt ™
and USB storage and connectivity applications.
HighPoint strives to bring high-performance, quality storage and connectivity solutions to the marketplace at the
industry’s best prices. We firmly believe that you do not have to sacrifice performance, versatility or reliability for
RocketStor–High-Performance, Reliable, and Affordable Connectivity & Storage Solutions
We specialize in Cost/Performance oriented product design, development and manufacture, and continuously
work to improve our products based on direct feedback from our valued customers. Over the years, we have
forged strong alliances and technology partnerships with industry-leading storage providers, which enable us to
quickly deliver Thunderbolt™, Mini-SAS, SATA and USB Connectivity and storage devices to the global marketplace.
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**Thunderbolt™ and the Thunderbolt™ logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
**Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as RAID mode, RAID configuration,
disk capacity, and system configuration.
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