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Professional Class SAS 12Gb/s RAID Solutions

RocketRAID 3700 series host bus adapters capitalize on HighPoint’s two decades of RAID and storage technology to deliver professional grade RAID storage at a fraction of the cost of conventional host RAID solutions. Each adapter is powered by our industry proven RAID technology, superior Gen 3.0 PCIe express transfer bandwidth, and up to sixteen dedicated 12Gb/s SAS channels, which support robust, high-performance RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 1/0, 5/0 and JBOD configurations of SAS or SATA hard drives of any disk format, including 512, 512e and 4Kn.
RocketRAID 3700 series host bus adapters are designed to maximize the uptime and accessibility of RAID storage. RocketRAID storage and RAID recovery solutions enhance data retrieval from failed disks and streamline rebuild sessions.
The universal RocketRAID WebGUI interface provides a wide range of preemptive monitoring and maintenance features that enable administrators to easily schedule verification sessions to ensure the health of each RAID storage configuration.

Seamlessly Upgrade RAID Storage

RocketRAID 3700 adapters deliver an unprecedented level of flexibility when it comes to storage configurations. Customers are free to expand or convert RAID storage configurations as needed to keep on top of the evolving demands of the storage application, without sacrificing existing data. Online Capacity Expansion (OCE) allows administrators to add new drives to existing arrays in order to expand available capacity. Online RAID Level Migration (ORLM) allows administrators to convert one RAID level to another in order to tune storage configurations for maximum performance or data security.
Arrays created with RocketRAID 3700 series adapters are future-proof; Online RAID Roaming allows customers to move existing RAID arrays to other 3700 series RAID controllers, in addition to all future HighPoint RAID products.

Customized Solution Services for SMB Customers

HighPoint offers a range of Customized Solution services for SMB Customers. We can tailor RocketRAID 3700 host bus adapters to meet the requirements of client defined storage applications across Linux, Windows and macOS platforms, and are ready to assist Solution Providers with unique product branding. A full API library is available for integration projects and we offer a variety of Enclosure Management services including SGPIO, SES-2 and I2C.

Multi-HBA Solution

HighPoint’s multi-HBA (host bus adapter) Non-RAID solution software packages are available for all major operating system platforms including Windows, Linux and macOS. The RocketRAID 3700 device driver enables up to four independent cards to work in unison, and effectively function as a single 64-channel 12G SAS host controller. This innovative approach to direct-attached mass storage connectivity allows customers to simplify the build process, streamline maintenance procedures, and provides dedicated SAS 12Gb/s point-to-point bandwidth for each connected device. The robust, versatile, device driver allows administrators to keep tabs on the operational status of each card and individual storage device via the RocketRAID 3700's intuitive web-based management interface.

External SAS/SATA Storage Solution

The RocketRAID 3742A can now be paired with the Highpoint RocketStor 6418S or RocketStor 6414S external JBOD enclosures via our new 8644-8088-1M1 SAS Certified Cable, to support up to 8 external hard drives or SSD’s.

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1x Controller Card
1x Low Profile Bracket
1x Quick Installation Guide

RocketRAID 3742A

8x Internal & 8x External Channels

5.97”W x 2.68”H x 0.53”D

1.09 lbs

13.38” W x 7.68” H x 2.76" D

Kit Contents

Retail Box Weight

Retail Box Dimensions

Product Dimensions

Number of Channels

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12Gb/s SAS/SATA
RAID HBA

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12Gb/s SAS/SATA
RAID HBA

RocketRAID 3720C

RocketRAID 3740C

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Number of Channels

8x Internal Channels

Product Dimensions

5.63" W x 2.71" H x 0.72" D

16x Internal Channels

5.63" W x 2.71" H x 0.72" D

Retail Box Dimensions

6.69" W x 7.83" H x 1.89" D

6.69" W x 7.83" H x 1.89" D

Retail Box Weight

0.62 lbs.

0.64 lbs.

Kit Contents

1x Controller Card
1x Low Profile Bracket
1x Quick Installation Guide

1x Controller Card
1x Low Profile Bracket
1x Quick Installation Guide

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OEM Series

RocketRAID 3744A

4x Ext. Mini-SAS HD

16x SAS 12Gb/s

8x SAS 12Gb/s

2x Ext. Mini-SAS HD

RocketRAID 3722A

No. of Channels

Ports

Model

OEM Series RocketRAID 3700 Host Bus Adapters are available direct from HighPoint for customized storage projects, products or solutions. For more information, please contact our Sales Department at GeneraLSales@highpoint-tech.com

HighPoint Certified Cable Accessories

We manufacture a selection of certified data cables for RocketRAID 3700 series 12Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID controllers.

HighPoint Certified Cable accessories are fully compliant with all current technology standards and have been rigorously tested with our 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

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 the RocketRAID 3740A, RocketRAD 3742A RAID controllers, and has been tested with a wide range of enterprise and Pro-NAS class SAS hard drives up to 12TB in capacity.

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 RocketRAID 3740A, RocketRAD 3742A RAID controllers, and has been tested with a wide range of cost-effective SATA hard drives up to 12TB in capacity.

8644-HSAS-110 

HighPoint 8644-HSAS-110

1M SFF-8644 SAS to SFF-8644 SAS cable

The 8644-HSAS-110 cable is designed for use with the RocketRAID 3742A RAID controller, and has been tested with a wide range of SAS and SATA hard drives and drive enclosures/rackmounts that support SFF-8644 connectivity.

8644-8088-1M1

HighPoint 8644-8088-1M1

1M SFF-8644 to SFF-8088 SAS cable

The 8644-8088-1M1 is a 1M SFF-8644 to SFF-8088 12Gb/s SAS cable designed for use with the RocketRAID 3742A RAID controller and RocketStor 6418S/6414S SAS/SATA JBOD enclosures.

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Feature Specifications

Bus Interface

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

Number of Channel / Port

16x 12Gb/s SAS/6Gb/s SATA Channels (RR3740C/3742A)

8x 12Gb/s SAS/6Gb/s SATA Channels (RR3720C)

Data Transfer Rates

Up to 12Gb/s per port

Port Type

Four SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD (RR3740C)

Two SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD (RR3720C)
Two SFF-8643 / Two SFF-8644 mini-SAS HD (RR3742A)
Storage Device Support
16x SAS/SATA Hard Drive/SSD (RR3740C/3742A)
8x SAS/SATA Hard Drive/SSD (RR3720C)
Note: Only Enterprise and NAS drives are supported. Please click Here for the full HDD Compatibility List.
Note: RocketRAID 3700 Series controllers were designed for use with HighPoint RocketStor Series drive enclosures, and have not been verified with 3rd party enclosures or chassis.
Form Factor
Low Profile
Dimensions

6.69" W * 2.68" H * 0.67" D (RR3742A)

5.51"W * 2.48"H * 0.67"D (RR3720C/3740C)

RAID Level Support
0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and JBOD / Non-RAID Mode
RAID 6 is not supported on macOS.
Bootable RAID 6 arrays are not supported.
RAID 1/0 is the equivalent of RAID 10. RAID 5/0 is the equivalent of RAID 50.
Operating System Support

Windows 11, 10, 8, 7; Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016, 2012R2, 2008; 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)
• Unraid6.9.2

• Linux Driver can be installed via internet/network connection

macOS 10.9 ~ macOS ventura 13.x
Mac Intel platform: Driver embedded into Mac OS 10.12x and later.
Mac M1 platform: The driver needs to be downloaded and installed from the official website.

Secure Boot(PC platforms)

Windows:   Support Secure Boot Enable & Disable

Linux:Support Secure Boot Disable

Advanced RAID Features

Flash ROM for Upgradeable BIOS

Yes

Storage Health Inspector

Yes

Redundant RAID Configurations

Yes

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

Yes

Bootable RAID Array

Yes

Human Interface Infrastructure Support (HII)

Yes

Multiple RAID Partitions supported

Yes

Storage Configurations

Direct Attached

Multiple RAID Adapters supported

Yes

Online Array Roaming

Yes

Online RAID Level Migration (ORLM) - (not supported by macOS)

Yes
Online Capacity Expansion (OCE) - (not supported by macOS)
Yes
RAID Quick Initialization for fast array setup
Yes
Drive hot-plug support
Yes
Global Hot Spare Disk support
Yes
Automatic and configurable RAID Rebuilding Priority
Yes
Auto resume incomplete rebuilding after power on or reboot system
Yes
Disk Format compatible:512, 512e, 4Kn
Yes
Spin down Massive Arrays of Idle Disks support
Yes
Native Command Queuing
Yes
SAS TCQ
Yes
Disk media scan and repair
Yes
Device Error Recovery support
Yes
Automatic remap and fix drive bad block for RAID array
Redundant RAID Levels (RAID 1, 5, 6, 1/0, 5/0)
Staggered Drive Spin Up
Yes
Write Back and Write Through
Yes

SSD TRIM Mode

Supported by Linux (not supported for Windows or macOS)

Cross-Sync   Support (Not Support Cross RAID)

Yes   (Windows, linux , Mac)

RAID Monitoring and Management Suite

RAID Management Suites

BIOS/UEFI,

Browser-Based management tool, 

CLI(Command Line Interface- scriptable configuration tool)

API package 

Enclosure Management Interface: SGPIO, SES-2 and I2C(Drive LEDs supported: SGPIO, SES-2 and LED Header)
Yes
SMTP Email Alert Notification
Yes
Alarm Buzzer
Yes

Operating Environment

Work Temp
+5°C ~+ 55°C
Storage Temp
-20°C ~ +80°C
Operating Voltage
PCI-e: 12V, 3.3V
Power 14W
(12V 1A, 3.3V 0.5A)

MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure)

920,585 Hours

Compliance Certification

CE FCC RoHS REACH, WEEE

Kit Contents & Packaging

Retail Box Dimensions
13.38” L x 7.68” H x 2.76" W (RR3742A)
6.69" W x 7.83" H x 1.89" D (RR3720C/3740C)
Retail Box Weight
1.09 lbs (RR3742A)
0.62 lbs (RR3720C)
0.64 lbs (RR3740C)

Kit Contents

1x controller card
1x Low Profile Bracket
1x Quick Installation Guide

BIOS/UEFI

UEFI & Hll & BIOS (Only for RR3742A)

Download

UEFI & Hll & BIOS (Only for RR3740C)

Download

UEFI & Hll & BIOS (Only for RR3720C)

Download

Windows

Driver for Windows 10, Server 2016 and later (Support Secure Boot Enable & Disable)

Download

Driver for Windows 7 and later / Windows 2008 and later (Support Secure Boot Disable)

Download

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

Download

Linux

Data RAID-Linux Open Source Driver (RR3740C & RR3720C) (Support Secure Boot Disable)

Download

WebGUI - RAID Management Interface (Support Secure Boot Disable)

Download

Linux Performance Optimization Scripts

Download

Mac

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

Download

Intel platform - macOS 10.12-10.15

Download

Intel / M1 platform - macOS 11.x ~ 13.x

Download

FreeBSD

WebGUI - RAID Management Interface

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
Compatibility Document
Compatibility list
Download
User Guides
Quick Installation Guide (RR3740A)
Download
Quick Installation Guide (RR3720C & RR3740C)
Download
Datasheet
Download
Windows 10 Quick Installation Guide
Download
Windows 7 Driver Installation Guide
Download
Windows UEFI BootRAID Guide
Download
Mac Driver Manual
Download
Linux-Auto Compile Driver Feature
Download
RocketRAID Series RAID Set Up Guide
Download
HPT CLI Guide
Download
Linux Performance Optimization Scripts User Guide
Download
UEFI BIOS ROM update guide
Download
Install-guide Documents(Debian binary)
Download
Install-guide Documents(Fedora binary )
Download
Install-guide Documents(RHEL binary)
Download
Boot RAID - Local Installation Guide (Ubuntu Linux)
Download
Boot RAID - Network Installation Guide (Ubuntu Linux)
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
User Manual
Download
RAID Controller/Enclosure Port Guide
Download

RocketRAID 3720C

RocketRAID 3740C