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RocketRAID 4500 Series:Industry's most affordable 6Gb/s SAS/SATA Hardware RAID HBA's_banner

The RocketRAID 4500 series 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID HBA's were designed to meet the demanding requirements of professional business and media applications, where consistent performance, data availability and reliability of storage are paramount.

8-Port, PCIe x8 2.0 6Gb/s SAS/SATA Hardware RAID HBA

The RocketRAID 4500 HBA's dedicated RAID-on-Chip processor and 512MB of onboard DDR 3 cache memory offloads RAID processing from the host system, ensuring stable and high-performance data transfer. RocketRAID 4500 HBA's are direct upgrades for our 3Gb/s RocketRAID 4300 Series Hardware RAID Controllers. Customers with existing RAID configurations can move these directly from the 4300 series controller to the RocketRAID 4500 HBA.

Superior Reliability

HighPoint's comprehensive suite of data security, RAID recovery and storage maintenance features provide an unprecedented level of reliability.

HighPoint DV Mode Technology

Video professionals may find that even hardware RAID-based storage systems will experience inconsistent performance when capturing or editing high quality digital video, which can greatly impede or even cripple the post-production process. These inconsistencies are caused by standard RAID caching algorithms, which are designed for server environments rather than media applications.

HighPoint has introduced DV Mode, an innovative caching algorithm designed for the video production applications. DV Mode reorganizes I/O in order to minimize the latency time of write-back caching workflow. This innovative new technology maintains consistent, sustained high-performance data transfer – a key component of any storage system dedicated to post production applications.

Comprehensive RAID & Storage Management Interface

The streamlined web-based user interface simplifies the storage configuration process and allows customers to quickly accesses total available capacity, the status of individual hard drives or SSD’s, and the health of RAID and JBOD configurations. Optional auto rebuild and hot spare features add additional layers of data security to redundant RAID 5 and 6 configurations.

Administrators can designate unused drives to automatically take the place of failed units or configure the RocketRAID 4500 HBA to immediately initialize rebuild process by simply plugging in a new drive. Advanced management features allow customers to manage storage remotely via an internet connection or local network, and configure Email notification to inform one or more users of changing storage conditions while outside of the work environment. In addition, optional CLI packages are available for Linux Distributions.

RocketRAID 4520SGL

2 Internal Mini-SAS Ports (SFF-8087)

RocketRAID 4522SGL

2 External Mini-SAS Ports (SFF-8088)

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RocketRAID 4500 Series External Storage Solutions

The RocketRAID 4522 external hardware RAID controller was desdigned for use with RocketStor 641x series tower enclosures.

RocketStor 641x tower enclosures are available with 8 or 4 removable drive bays and support any industry standard 2.5"/3.5" SATA or SAS hard drive or SSD.

Each EXT-MS-1MMS 1 meter mini-SAS cable directly support sup to 4 SATA or SAS drives

Note: the RocketRAID controller, RocketStor enclosure & cabling are sold separeately

HighPoint Certified Cable Accessories

We manufacture a selection of certified data cables for RocketRAID 4500 series 6Gb/s SAS/SATA Hardware 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.


HighPoint INT-MS-1M4SC

SFF-8087 to 4x SATA Cable

The HighPoint INT-MS-1M4SC is an internal mini-SAS (SFF-8087) to 4x SATA device cable designed for use with HighPoint RocketRAID 4500 and 2700 series SAS/SATA controllers, and has been tested with a wide range of Enterprise and Pro-NAS class SAS/SATA hard drives and SSD's up to 16TB in capacity.


HighPoint EXT-MS-1MMS

SFF-8088 to SFF-8088 Cable

HighPoint's EXT-MS-1MMS cable utilizes industry standard SFF-8088 connectors, and is used to connect Rocket / RocketRAID Series controllers to RocketStor 6414S and RocketStor 6418S tower enclosures.


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Feature Specifications

Onboard RAID Processor
RAID-On-Chip onboard
Onboard Cache
512MB DDR 3 Cache memory with ECC protection
Optional BBU Module
Port Type
RocketRAID 4520SGL - 2x SFF-8087 (Mini-SAS) RocketRAID 4522SGL - 2x SFF-8088 (Mini-SAS)
Number of Channel / Port
8x 6Gb/s SAS/SATA Channels
Number of Devices
8x SAS/SATA Hard Drive/SSD
Bus Interface
PCIe 2.0 x8
Form Factor
Low Profile


RocketRAID 4520SGL - 0.25lbs.
RocketRAID 4522SGL - 0.28lbs.
0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and JBOD / Non-RAID Mode

Storage Structure

Direct Attached and Port Multiplier

Operating System

Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7 Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016, 2012 R2, 2008 Only supports 64 bit operating system.

Linux: Fedora Core, Debian, Ubuntu

Redhat, Rocky Linux, CentOS: only support version below 8.0

Only supports 64 bit operating system.

Linux Driver embedded into Kernel 3.9.4 and later

macOS X10.6 ~ macOS ventura 13.x
Mac Intel platform: Driver embedded into Mac OS X 10.9 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 disable

Linux:Support Secure Boot disable

Advanced RAID Features

Configurable RAID Block Size up to 1MB
Flash ROM for Upgradeable Firmware
BIOS PnP (plug and play) and BBS (BIOS boot specification) support
Bootable RAID Array
Battery Backup unit retains data when power outage occurs
NVRAM with Write Journaling enhances RAID integrity
Multiple RAID Partitions supported
Disk Format compatible: 512, 512e, 4Kn
Native Command Queuing
Multiple RAID Adapters supported
DV Mode Technology
Storage Health Inspector
Redundant RAID Configurations
Online Array Roaming
Online RAID Level Migration (ORLM) (macOS is not support)
Online Capacity Expansion (OCE) (macOS is not support)
RAID Initialization Background/Foreground/Quick
Global Hot Spare Disk support

Automatic and configurable RAID Rebuilding Priority

Spin down Massive Arrays of Idle Disks support
Staggered Drive Spin Up
Write Back and Write Through
Software Compatibility:Time Machine Features
Backup & Restore

RAID Monitoring and Management Suite

RAID Management Suites:

BIOS/Firmware configuration tool

Browser-Based management tool
CLI(Command Line Interface- scriptable configuration tool)
API package
Password Secured RAID management Suites
Enclosure Management Protocol Support: SES2 and SGPIO(Device LEDs supported Via: SGPIO, SES-2 and LED Header)
SMTP Email Alert Notification
Alarm Buzzer

Operating Environment

Work Temp
+5°C ~+ 55°C
Storage Temp
-20°C ~ +80°C
Relative Humidity
5% ~ 60% non condensing
Operating Voltage
PCI-e: 12V/3.3V Power: 11W
MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure)
920,585 Hours
Certification Approval

Kit Contents & Packaging

RocketRAID 4520SGL

RocketRAID 4522SGL
1x RocketRAID 4520SGL Controller card
1x RocketRAID 4522SGL Controller card
1x Low Profile Bracket
1x Low Profile Bracket
1x Quick Installation Guide
1x Quick Installation Guide

BIOS / Firmware

Firmware (Latest version) -RR4520SGL

Windows Software Package

Windows RAID Management 


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


Driver for Windows 8.1, 8, 7 WHQL (Support Secure Boot Disable)



Linux Open Source Driver (Support Secure Boot Disable)

embedded in OS

WebGUI - RAID Management Interface (Support Secure Boot Disable)



Intel platform - macOS 10.9 ~ 10.15

embedded in OS

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


WebGUI - RAID Management Interface

Compatibility Document
Compatibility list
User Guides
Quick Installation Guide
Windows 10 Quick Installation Guide
HighPointIOP macOS Installation Guide
RocketRAID Series RAID Set Up Guide
User Manual
RAID Controller/Enclosure Port Guide

INT-MS-1M4SC (for RocketRAID 4520SGL) - Internal Mini-SAS (SFF-8087) to SATA Cable. Each cable supports up to 4 drives via industry standard SATA connectors. The Int-MS-1M4S was designed for use with the RocketRAID 4520SGL HBA.

INT-MS-1M4SC (for RocketRAID 4520SGL)

EXT-MS-1MMS (for RocketRAID 4522SGL) -- The Ext-MS-1MMS is a high-speed cable that supports a data bandwidth up to 4x 6Gb/s between the RocketRAID 4522 RAID controller installed in the host system, and the drive enclosure via SFF-8088 ports. Each cable can connect up to 4x Hard Drives or SSDs.

EXT-MS-1MMS (for RocketRAID 4522SGL)

RocketStor 6414S - The RocketStor 6414S is a 4-Bay JBOD enclosure designed for use with the RocketRAID 4522 to house up to 4x 2.5" or 3.5" Hard Drives or SSDs. Two RocketStor 6414S can be used with each RocketRAID 4522SGL HBA.

RocketStor 6414S

RocketStor 6418S - The RocketStor 6418S is an 8-Bay JBOD enclosure designed for use with the RocketRAID 4522SGL to house up to 8x 2.5" or 3.5" Hard Drives or SSDs.

RocketStor 6418S

HPTBBU-05 - Battery Backup Unit designed for use with RocketRAID 4500 Series HBA's. Battery Backup Units grant additional layers of data protection in the case of critical system faults and hardware failures.



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