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RocketStor 6661A-mSAS3

Thunderbolt™ 3 to 2x Mini-SAS Port Hardware RAID Adapter
(8x SAS/SATA Channels)

  • Thunderbolt™ 3 to 2x Mini-SAS Ports (SFF-8088)


  • Portable, High-Performance Hardware RAID solution for Thunderbolt™ 3 Connectivity


  • Integrated H/W RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 & JBOD Support


  • Directly supports up to 8x 6Gb/s SAS or SATA drives and up to 112TB of Storage Capacity


  • Works with any Thunderbolt™ 3 capable Mac or PC


  • Direct upgrade for the RocketStor 6328


RocketStor 6661A-mSAS3

Product Information

Portable, High-Performance Thunderbolt™ 3 Hardware RAID Solution for compact workstations and laptops

The RocketStor 6661A-mSAS3 is a portable, high-performance Hardware RAID solution for Thunderbolt™ 3 capable platforms. Powered by our industry proven Hardware RAID stack, and featuring two industry-standard external Mini-SAS ports (SFF-8088), the RocketStor 6661A-mSAS3 can directly support up to eight SAS/SATA drives and 112TB of storage in one or more RAID configurations. The lightweight, small-footprint external chassis and built-in hardware RAID support is ideal for on-the-go media professionals, and was designed for use with portable or compact Thunderbolt™ 3 capable computing platforms including MacBooks, iMacs, Mac minis, desktop replacements and mini-PC’s.

Industry Proven Hardware RAID Architecture

HighPoint’s proven hardware RAID architecture incorporates dedicated processing and caching resources to maximize the performance of professional storage applications. This allows the RocketStor 6661A-mSAS3 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.

Works with any Thunderbolt™ 3 capable Mac or PC

Like all HighPoint Thunderbolt™ 3 I/O Solutions, the RocketStor 6661A-mSAS3 was designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind. Customers can quickly add up to eight 6Gb/s SAS/SATA ports and robust hardware RAID capability to any Thunderbolt™ 3 capable Mac or PC using a single cable connection. The ultra-slim enclosure includes a pre-installed SAS/SATA Hardware RAID controller, and extensive driver support is available for both Windows and Mac platforms.

Comprehensive RAID & Storage Management Interface

The RocketStor 6661A-mSAS3 includes our intuitive web-based management suite which enables users of any experience level to easily configure up to 8 SAS/SATA drives and 112TB of storage into one or more Hardware RAID configurations. A wide-range of pro-active maintenance and monitoring capabilities work ensure the health of RAID storage investments and minimize downtime. With a few simple clicks, users can check available storage capacity, the condition of any arrays and all hosted drives, and enable auto-rebuild and hot spare features that add additional layers of data security to redundant arrays. Users can also schedule maintenance sessions to verify disk integrity, and enable Email notification to inform one or more users of changing storage conditions while outside of the work environment.

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Features Specifications
Host Ports
2x Thunderbolt™ 3 Ports
I/O Ports
2x Mini-SAS Ports
Number of Channel / Port
8x 6Gb/s SAS/SATA Channels
Number of Devices
8x SAS / SATA Hard Drive / SSD
RAID Mode
0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and JBOD / Non-RAID Mode
Daisy Chain
Support Daisy Chain connections of up to six Thunderbolt™ devices
Note: the Daisy Chain will end if you connect a USB or Display device via USB-C
TB3 Technology
Bi-directional, dual-protocol (PCI Express and DisplayPort)
8 lanes of DisplayPort 1.2 supports dual 4K displays or one 5K display
Power delivery 15W to bus-powered devices
Backward compatible to Thunderbolt™ 2 devices
USB-C ports compatible with existing USB devices via USB-C cable, support up to USB 3.1 10Gb/s speed
System Requirement
Computer with a USB-C (Thunderbolt 3) Computer with a Thunderbolt 2 (via Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter)
macOS X 10.10 ~ macOS ventura 13.x
Mac Intel platform: Driver embedded into Mac OS X 10.10 and later. Mac M1 platform: The driver needs to be downloaded and installed from the official website.
Linux kernel 3.10 and later(RedHat/Ubuntu/Fedora/Debian) Note: Your PC may need updates for the Thunderbolt 3 ports to function properly. See here for more information. (https://thunderbolttechnology.net/updates) Only supports 64 bit operating system.
Windows 11, 10 , 8, 7 Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016, 2012R2, 2008 Only supports 64 bit operating system.

Thunderbolt4 supoort: • Support Mac Thunderbolt4 platform • Support Z690 chipset PC platform(Not support RR3700 and RR800 series) • Not support Z590 chipset PC platform

Enclosure Indicator
Power On (Blue)
Chassis Design Features
Rugged, Ultra slim aluminum enclosure
Dual-Ultra Quiet, high-efficiency Cooling fans
Quick release thumbscrews for easy access
Power Supply
External 60 watts power supply
Dimensions

2.24"(W) x 10.12"(D) x 6.30" (H) 

Weight
6 lbs.
Material
Aluminum
Warranty
Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
Limited Warranty period (Labor): 1 year
Return For Repair or Replacement Only
Power
Input AC 100-240V Output DC 12V 5A
Work Temp
+5°C ~+ 55°C
Storage Temp
-20°C ~ +80°C
MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure)
920,585 Hours
Certification / Approval
CE, FCC, RoHS, REACH, WEEE
RAID Monitoring and Management Suite
Browser-Based management tool
CLI(Command Line Interface- scriptable configuration tool,
API package
Drive LED Indicator: Power, Present, Active
SMTP Email Alert Notification
Storage Health Inspector
Global Hot Spare Disk support
Automatic and configurable RAID Rebuilding Priority
Auto resume incomplete rebuilding after
NVMe SMART status
Power Supply
INPUT: 100-240V ~ 1.5A 50-60Hz OUTPUT: 12V ~ 5A

Kit Contents

2x Mini-SAS Ports Adapter
1x Thunderbolt™ 3 to PCIe Expansion Unit
1x Thunderbolt™ 3 40Gb/s cable
1x Power Cord
Quick Installation Guide
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BIOS / Firmware
Update Not Required
Firmware (Latest version)
Download
Firmware (Note: Linux support Kernel embedded driver)
Download
Windows
Driver for Windows 7 and later / Windows Server 2008 and later
Download
Driver for Windows 8.1, 8 WHQL
Download
Driver for Windows 7 WHQL
Download
WebGUI - RAID Management Interface
Download
Linux
Linux Open Source Driver
Download
WebGUI - RAID Management Interface
Download
Mac
Intel platform - macOS 10.6 and later
embedded in OS
M1 platform - macOS 11.x ~macOS 12.x
Download
WebGUI - RAID Management Interface
Download
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Datasheet
Download
QIG
Download
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