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Cost-Effective High-Density SAS Expansion Solution

Why invest in Tri-Mode technology if you only need HDD support?

HighPoint Rocket 700 series 12G SAS connectivity solutions represent the industry’s most affordable SAS/SATA mass-storage solution. A single Rocket 720 HBA can support up to 128 SAS/SATA hard drives for less than half the cost of a Tri-Mode controller! The compact half-height PCIe 3.0 x8 HBAs can be easily integrated into any industry standard server with PCIe 3.0 or 4.0 host connectivity, and are available with 8 or 16 dedicated device channels.

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Product Information

  • Datasheet

  • Compatibility List

  • Platform Compatibility

Comprehensive Management Suite with Optional Boot Capability

Customers that require an all-in-one storage solution with mirrored data protection and boot capability can configure and manage one or more RAID 1 or 0 arrays using HighPoint’s comprehensive storage monitoring and management suite, which is comprised of an intuitive web-browser based GUI and an advanced command Line interface (CLI). Rocket 700 series controllers are also available with a legacy BIOS interface, UEFI RAID creation tool, and UEFH HII BIOS tool, which can be injected into the platform’s standard BIOS menu if the motherboard supports the IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) specification.

HighPoint's SHI (Storage Health Inspector)

HighPoint’s SHI (Storage Health Inspector)

The SHI monitoring interface allows administrators to instantly check the operating status of storage devices in real-time. SHI utilizes SMART technology to log and report the characteristics of each physical drive, such as temperature, voltage, and disk related warnings or errors.

1-Click Self-Diagnostic Solution

HighPoint’s Web-based graphical management suite (WebGUI) now includes a host of automated diagnostic tools designed to streamline troubleshooting and Technical Support inquiries, even for fist-time users. 1-Click streamlines the support process by minimizing back-and-forth communication between the customer and FAE Team Members (Field Application Engineering). Administrators no longer have to manually assemble a collection of screenshots, logs and status reports. 1-click enables the interface to gather all necessary hardware, software and storage configuration data and compile it into a single file, which can be transmitted directly to our FAE Team.

 

 

Rocket 700 series HBAs can accommodate OOB (out-of-band) remote management via HII (human interface infrastructure) capability. This feature is designed for use with motherboards and computing platforms that support third party HII devices.

OOB Management via HII

 

Rocket 700 series HBAs are compatible with all current Windows operating system, Linux distributions that utilize kernel v3.10 and later, and VMware ESXi. Device drivers are routinely updated to keep in sync with official OS updates. Linux Open-Source Package with Auto-Compilation: The administrator need only install the root package; the driver will handle all future updates automatically, such as checking/monitoring the status of kernel releases, preparing the system environment, recompiling a new driver, and installation.

Comprehensive Support for all Major OS Platforms

 

We manufacture a selection of certified data cables for Rocket 700 series 12Gb/s SAS 6G SATA Connectivity HBAs.

HighPoint Certified Cable accessories are fully compliant with all current technology standards and have been rigorously tested with our Rocket/RocketRAID series controller cards to ensure maximum transfer performance, secure connectivity, and ease of integration.

As we cannot guarantee secure connectivity, stability or compatibility with unqualified third-party cable accessories or adapters, we recommend that only HighPoint Certified cables be used with our controller products. Learn More

HighPoint Certified Cable Accessories

8643-4SAS-1M

8643-4SAS-1M

HighPoint 8643-4SAS-1M

1M SFF-8643 SAS to 4x SFF-8482 SAS cable

The 8643-4SAS-1M cable is designed for use with Rocket 700 series 12G HBAs and RocketRAID series 12G RAID AICs, and has been tested with a wide range of Enterprise and Pro-NAS class SAS hard drives.

HighPoint 8643-4SAS-1M1M SFF-8643 SAS to 4x SFF-8482 SAS cable

8643-4SATA-1M

8643-4SATA-1M

HighPoint 8643-4SATA-1M

1M SFF-8643 SAS to 4x SATA cable

The 8643-4SATA-1M cable is designed for use with the Rocket 700 series 12G HBAs and RocketRAID series 12G RAID AICs, and has been tested with a wide range of cost-effective SATA hard drives.

HighPoint 8643-4SATA-1M 1M SFF-8643 SAS to 4x SATA cable
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Feature Specifications

R720
R710

Bus Interface

8-lane, 8 GT/s PCI Express 3.0 Compliant
8-lane, 8 GT/s PCI Express 3.0 Compliant

Number of Channel / Port

16x 12Gb/s SAS / 6Gb/s SATA Channels
8x 12Gb/s SAS / 6Gb/s SATA Channels

Number of Devices

16x SAS /SATA Hard Drive / SSD
8x SAS /SATA Hard Drive / SSD

Bus Type

PCIe 3.0 x8
PCIe 3.0 x8

Form Factor

Low-Profile
Low-Profile

Dimensions

5.51"W * 2.48"H * 0.67"D
5.51"W * 2.48"H * 0.67"D

Weight

0.66 lbs.
0.66 lbs.

Warranty

1 Year
1 Year

SAS Expansion

Maximum of 128 SAS/SATA HDDs/SSDs
Maximum of 128 SAS/SATA HDDs/SSDs

RAID Mode

0, 1, 10 and JBOD
0, 1, 10 and JBOD

Operating System

Windows 11,10 Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016 Microsoft Hyper-V Only supports 64 bit operating system.
Windows 11,10 Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016 Microsoft Hyper-V Only supports 64 bit operating system.
Only supports 64 bit operating system. • Linux (Support Linux Driver auto Compile) • Redhat/Ubuntu/Debian/Fedora/Proxmox/Rocky Linux (Kernel 3.10 and later) • Linux Driver can be installed via internet/network connection
Only supports 64 bit operating system. • Linux (Support Linux Driver auto Compile) • Redhat/Ubuntu/Debian/Fedora/Proxmox/Rocky Linux (Kernel 3.10 and later) • Linux Driver can be installed via internet/network connection

Advanced RAID Features

Flash ROM for Upgradeable BIOS

Yes
Yes

Storage Health Inspector

Yes
Yes

Redundant RAID Configurations

Yes
Yes

BIOS PnP (plug and play) and BBS (BIOS boot specification) support

Yes
Yes

Bootable RAID Array

Yes
Yes

UEFI support for PC Platforms

Yes
Yes

Human Interface Infrastructure Support (HII)

Yes
Yes

Multiple RAID Partitions supported

Yes
Yes

Storage Configurations Support Details

Direct Attached
Direct Attached

Multiple RAID Adapters supported

Up to 4 RAID controllers per system
Up to 4 RAID controllers per system

Online Array Roaming

Yes
Yes

Online RAID Level Migration (ORLM)

Yes (not supported by macOS)
Yes (not supported by macOS)

Online Capacity Expansion (OCE)

Yes (not supported by macOS)
Yes (not supported by macOS)

RAID Quick Initialization for fast array setup

Yes
Yes

Drive hotplug support

Yes
Yes

Global Hot Spare Disk support

Yes
Yes

Automatic and configurable RAID Rebuilding Priority

Yes
Yes

Auto resume incomplete rebuilding after power on or reboot system

Yes
Yes

Disk Format compatible: 512, 512e, 4Kn

Yes
Yes

Spin down Massive Arrays of Idle Disks support

Yes
Yes

Native Command Queuing

Yes
Yes

SAS TCQ

Yes
Yes

Disk media scan and repair

Yes
Yes

Device Error Recovery support

Yes
Yes

Automatic remap and repair of bad blocks for RAID configurations (HDD)

Redundant RAID Levels (RAID1, 10)
Redundant RAID Levels (RAID1, 10)

Staggered Drive Spin Up

Yes
Yes

Write Back and Write Through

Yes
Yes

SSD TRIM Mode

Supported by Linux (not supported for Windows or macOS)
Supported by Linux (not supported for Windows or macOS)

RAID Monitoring and Management Suite

RAID Management Suites: BIOS/UEFI/HII, Browser-Based management tool, CLI (Command Line Interface- scriptable configuration tool) API package

Yes
Yes

Enclosure Management Interface: SGPIO, SES-2 and I2C (Drive LEDs supported: SGPIO, SES-2 and LED Header)

Yes
Yes

SMTP Email Alert Notification

Yes
Yes

Alarm Buzzer

Yes
Yes

Compliance Certification

CE FCC RoHS REACH WEEE
CE FCC RoHS REACH WEEE

Operating Environment

Work Temp:

+5°C ~+ 55°C
+5°C ~+ 55°C

Storage Temp:

-20°C ~ +80°C
-20°C ~ +80°C

Operating Voltage

PCI-e: 12V,/3.3V Power 14W
PCI-e: 12V/ 3.3V Power 14W

MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure)

920,585 Hours
920,585 Hours

Kit Contents

Kit Contents

1x Rocket 720 Controller card
1x Rocket 710 Controller card
1x Quick Installation Guide
1x Quick Installation Guide
1x Low Profile Bracket
1x Low Profile Bracket

Optional Accessories

Cable

8643-4SAS-1M
8643-4SAS-1M
8643-4SATA-1M
8643-4SATA-1M

R710/R720

UEFI & Hll & BIOS (Rocket 710)

Download

UEFI & Hll & BIOS (Rocket 720)

Download

Windows Software Package

Windows RAID Management 

Download

Windows Driver

Download

Linux Software Package (Secure Boot is not supported)

Linux RAID Management

Download

Data RAID-Linux Open Source Driver

Download

Linux Performance Optimization Scripts

Download

Mac

Intel/M1 platform - Mac Driver10.12-10.15

Download

Intel/M1 platform - Mac Driver11.0-13.0

Download

Binary driver

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Binary Driver

Download

Ubuntu Linux Binary Driver

Download

Rocky Linux Binary Driver

Download

Fedora Linux Binary Driver

Download

Debian Linux Binary Driver

Download

R710/R720

Compatibility Document

Compatibility list

Download

User Guides

Datasheet

Download

Quick Installation Guide

Download

User Manual

Download

RAID Controller/Enclosure Port Guide 

Download

Linux Performance Optimization Scripts User Guide

Download

UEFI BIOS ROM update guide

Download

Install-guide Documents (Debian binary)

Download

Boot RAID - Local Installation Guide (Ubuntu Linux)

Download

Boot RAID - Network Installation Guide (Ubuntu Linux)

Download

Install-guide Documents (Fedora binary)

Download

Install-guide Documents(RHEL binary)

Download

Install-guide Documents (Rocky Linux binary)

Download

Install-guide Documents(CentOS binary)

Download

HPT-Accelerate Software User Guide (Linux)

Download

HPT-Optimize Software User Guide (Linux)

Download
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Rocket 710

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Rocket 720

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