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Key Features

  • 2x Thunderbolt™ USB-C Ports featuring 40Gb/s Speed bandwidth

  • Performance up to 2,700MB/s*

  • Integrated SAS/SATA Hardware RAID Technology

  • Storage Capacity up to 8x 10TB or Larger Spindle HDD

  • High-Speed Storage up to 8x SSD

  • Blazing Fast, Consistent, & Smooth Data Transfer for large block size Applications

  • Enhanced Storage Cooling Solution

  • Refined 2nd Generation Chassis Design eases Maintenance

The RocketStor 6628A is ideal for professional media applications that demand uncompromised transfer performance combined with the superior data protection of hardware RAID 5 & 6.

Designed for I/O intensive multi-task workflows such as media editing and post production applications, the RocketStor 6628A is powered by our industry proven hardware RAID stack and dedicated 40Gb/s Thunderbolt™ 3 transfer bandwidth.


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Streamlined RAID Management for Professionals

Each RocketStor 6628A RAID Enclosure includes our newly redesigned, easy to use web-based management utility. The built-in Array Configuration Wizard allows users of any experience level to create any type of RAID array in three easy steps; simply select your RAID level, pick your drives and go! Creating arrays has never been easier!


Optional Advanced Management Features allow customers to fine tune RAID arrays for specific projects, with options to specify block size, enable DV Mode for digital media projects, designate spare disks for recovery, and schedule routine automated maintenance sessions with Email notification to keep one abreast of changing storage conditions while outside of the work environment.

Tuned for for large block size Applications


The RocketStor 6628A 2nd Generation Series Thunderbolt™ 3 RAID enclosures are powered by the latest iteration of HighPoint’s industry proven Hardware RAID stack.


The refined hardware RAID architecture provides up to 2,700MB/s of bandwidth, and has been tuned to streamline the transfer of large sequential files; ideal for professional applications such as video production and editing, media streaming and content creation.

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Fast, Consistent, & Smooth Data Transfer

Enhanced Storage Cooling Solution

The ability to manage the high-levels of heat generated by pronged, sustained I/O sessions on today’s high-capacity hard disks is a prime concern when choosing the right RAID enclosure solution.


RocketStor 6628 Series RAID enclosures seamlessly integrate LED’s, audible alarms, and superior cooling apparatus to ensure your storage investments and the critical data they host stay cool, healthy and productive. Proactive monitoring systems intelligently adjust fan speed on the fly to eject waste heat from the chassis and prolong the life of today’s high-capacity SAS and SATA hard drives.

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High-Speed, Big Data or All-In-One: Your Choice!

RocketStor 6628 Series RAID enclosures are significantly more versatile that conventional external storage solutions, which rely on pre-packaged storage comprised solely of drives of the same speed and capacity. Customers are free mix and match disks of different capacities and speed levels to meet the needs of any application; SSD's for Maximum Performance, HDD's for Mass Storage, or a combination of both for tasks that call for high-speed workspace and archiving capability.

Equipped with the latest Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C technology, the RocketStor 6628A can deliver 40Gbps transfer rates. Projects utilizing 4K DPX 16 bit footage require approximately 1,790MB/s of transfer performance; the RocketStor 6628A is capable of supporting full 4K uncompressed video production, In addition, if the source is ProRes 444, the RocketStor 6628A can support over 5 individual streams!

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Safeguard Your Storage Investments

The RocketStor 6628A seamlessly integrates LED features, an audible alarm, and intelligent cooling apparatus to ensure your storage investments stay healthy and accessible.

Intuitive LED's
  • Activity - Blinking blue

  • Power On - Solid Blue

  • Fail - Solid red

  • Identify - Blinking Red

Intelligent Fan Control

Automatically adjusts fans speeds to maintain consistent ambient temperatures while keeping unwanted noise to a minimum.

Audible Alarms

Enable audible alarm in case of overheating or device failure.

configurable Evens Notification

Get RAID Storage Health Status updates anytime, anywhere, via Email.

Uncompromised Hardware RAID Architecture

Hardware RAID 5/6

HighPoint’s proven hardware RAID architecture incorporates dedicated processing and caching resources to maximize the performance and security of professional storage applications. This allows the RocketStor 6628A RAID enclosure to operate independently in order to minimize the impact of storage related I/O on the host system.Unique to our hardware RAID solutions, DV Mode Technology intelligently manages the flow of large data blocks and write-back caching to minimize latency and ensure consistent, sustained high-performance transfers for professional media applications.

HighPoint DV Mode for Streaming Performance

DV Mode Technology intelligently manages the flow of large data blocks and write-back caching to minimize latency and ensure consistent, sustained high-performance transfers for media-rich applications.

Robust RAID Protection

The built-in NVRAM constantly tracks in-progress writes to preserve the integrity of data in the event of a drive failure or system crash, and streamline recovery procedures while minimizing downtime.

Storage Expansion Ready

Daisy-Chain capability allows customers to link as many as 6 independent RocketStor 6628A units using a single Thunderbolt™ 3 host port. The Online Capacity Expansion and RAID Migration allow customers to modify RAID configurations or expand existing storage while avoiding complicated, time consuming backup and restoration procedures.

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Feature Specifications

Host Ports
2x Thunderbolt™ 3 Ports
Daisy Chain
Supports Daisy Chain connections of up to six Thunderbolt™ devices.

Note, the Daisy Chain will end if connect USB or Display via USB-C

Note: RAID5 does not support Daisy Chain configurations

TB3 Technology
Daisy Chain up to 6 devices

Bi-directional, dual-protocol (PCI Express and DisplayPort)

8 lanes of Display Port 1.2 - supports dual 4K displays or one 5K display

Power delivery 15W to bus-powered devices

Backward compatible with Thunderbolt™ 2 devices

USB-C ports compatible with existing USB devices via USB-C cable, support up to USB 3.1 10Gb/s speed

RAID Type
Hardware RAID
RAID Support
0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and JBOD

System Requirements

Computer with a USB-C (Thunderbolt 3)

Computer with a Thunderbolt 2 (via Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter)

Linux: Fedora Core, Debian, Ubuntu; Redhat, Rocky Linux, CentOS: only support version below 8.0; Only supports 64 bit operating system.

Note: Your PC may need updates for the Thunderbolt 3 ports to function properly. See here for more information. 

Linux Driver embedded into Kernel 3.9.4 and later

Window 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7; Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016, 2012R2, 2008

Note: Your PC may need updates for the Thunderbolt 3 ports to function properly. See here for more information. 

Only supports 64 bit operating system.

macOS X 10.10 ~ macOS Ventura 13.x

Mac Intel platform: 

Driver embedded into Mac OS X 10.10 and later.

Apple silicon-based Mac Platforms:

RocketStor 6628A enclosures purchased after November 2023 can support Apple silicon-based Mac platforms.

Thunderbolt4 supoort:

• Support Mac Thunderbolt4 platform

• Windows supports Z690 chipset PC platform

• Linux does not support Z690 chipset PC platform

• Does not support the Z590 chipset PC platform

Capacity

Number of Devices

Up to 8

Device Type

SAS, SATA

Device Form Factor

3.5" & 2.5"

Power Supply

250W PSU Low Noise

AC INPUT: 100-240 V 50/60Hz

Cooling

2x 80x80x25mm, Dual Fan, Heat-Disipation aluminum Enclosure

Alarm Buzzer
Buzzer beeping when failed drive or array occurs
Materal
Matte Plastic & Coated Alumimum

Dimension

5.71'' (W) x 10.31'' (H) x 12.91'' (D)

Weight

12.9 lbs.

Warranty

3 Year

Performance

HDD: 8x disks

RAID0 2000/1900 MB/s

RAID5 1700/1000 MB/s

SSD: 8x disk (Read/Write)

RAID0 2700/2400 MB/s

RAID5 2700/1000 MB/s

RAID Management

Browser-Based management tool

Password

Default no password needed to access WebGUI in Mac

Storage Status Indicator

HDD Power, Present, Active, Fail, Rebuilding and Identify

Email Alert Notification

Yes

Configurable RAID Block Size up to 1MB

Yes

Flash ROM for Upgradeable Firmware

Flash ROM for Upgradeable BIOS

DV Mode Technology

Yes

Storage Health Inspector

Storage Health Inspector

Redundant RAID Configurations

Redundant RAID Configurations

Bootable RAID Array

Bootable RAID Array

EFI BIOS for Mac Platform

EFI BIOS for Mac Platform

Multiple RAID Partitions supported

Multiple RAID Partitions supported

Online Array Roaming

Online Array Roaming

Online RAID Level Migration (ORLM)

Online RAID Level Migration (ORLM) (macOS is not support)

Online Capacity Expantion (OCE)

Online Capacity Expantion (OCE) (macOS is not support)

RAID Initialization Background/Foreground/Quick

RAID Initialization Background/Foreground/Quick

Global Hot Spare Disk support

Global Hot Spare Disk support

Automatic and configurable RAID Rebuilding Priority

Automatic and configurable RAID Rebuilding Priority

NVRAM with Write Journaling enhances RAID integrity

Yes

Disk Format compatible: 512, 512e, 4Kn

Disk Format compatible: 512, 512e, 4Kn

Larger than 2 TB Drive and RAID Array support

Larger than 2 TB Drive and RAID Array support

Spin down Massive Arrays of Idle Disks support

Spin down Massive Arrays of Idle Disks support

Native Command Queuing

Native Command Queuing

Write Back and Write Through

Write Back and Write Through

Compliance Certification

CE FCC RoHS REACH WEEE

Thunderbolt Certification

Yes

Operation Environment

Temperature

(operating) 5°C – 45°C 

(non-operating) -40°C – 65°C

Kit Contents

1x 8-Bay Enclosure

8x Drive Trays

1x 40Gb/s Thunderbolt™3 cable

1x UL Power Cord

32x 3.5” HDD mounting screws

32x 2.5” SSD mounting screws

1x Quick Installation Guide

Firmware

Firmware

Download

Windows

WebGUI - RAID Management Interface (Support Secure Boot Enable & Disable)

Download

Driver for Windows (Support Secure Boot Enable & Disable)

Download

Linux

Linux Open Source Driver
embedded in OS

WebGUI - RAID Management Interface (Support Secure Boot Enable & Disable)

Download

Mac

Intel platform - macOS 10.6 and later
embedded in OS
M1 platform - macOS 11.x ~macOS 12.x
Download
HRM - RocketStor RAID Manager
Download

HighPointIOP macOS install guide(Intel/M1 platform macOS10.13-12.x)

Download
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Datasheet
Download
Compatibility List
Download
Quick Installation Guide
Download
User Manual
Download
RAID Controller/Enclosure Port Guide
Download
HighPointIOP macOS Installation Guide
Download
HPT CLI Guide
Download
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The TB3-040G-505 is a 0.5M Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C to Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C cable. It has been qualified for compatibility with HighPoint RocketStor 6600 Series Storage Enclosures.

Length: 0.5M (1.6')

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The TB3-040G-520 is a 2M Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C to Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C cable. It has been qualified for compatibility with HighPoint RocketStor 6600 Series Storage Enclosures.

Length: 2M (1.6')

*Actual performance will vary depending on system environment (system configuration, disk configuration).

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