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Eric Sternberger
HighPoint RocketRAID 4320
on Oct 30, 2008 at 3:07:06 pm

Hi Cow,


I,m looking to buy something like the Rocket Raid 4320. But I´m not sure which is better: Highpoint or Atto?

I want:

- Future expandibility of my raid system (for the start I´m just using a two drive unit with raid 0)
- Reliabilty (in future I plan to use raid 5 or 6)
- I want to be able to acces my raid from a MacBookPro, too
- Speed

(In that order)

What should I choose: Atto or Highpoint? Does it make a difference?

Regards, Eric


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: HighPoint RocketRAID 4320
on Oct 30, 2008 at 3:47:27 pm

It's been a while since I have used Rocket Raid products, but my first go around with them was highly unsuccesful. ATTO has been rock solid for me. I am sure there are people out there that have great success stories with Rocket Raid, just not me.

How are you planning on connecting to your MacBook Pro?


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Eric Sternberger
Re: HighPoint RocketRAID 4320
on Oct 30, 2008 at 5:20:21 pm

[Jeremy Garchow] "How are you planning on connecting to your MacBook Pro?"

...good question. I wanted to get a express card adaptor with esata for it too.

Are there any from Atto too?










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Jeremy Garchow
Re: HighPoint RocketRAID 4320
on Oct 30, 2008 at 5:57:13 pm

So you will need a portmultiplied enclosure as well.

As far as I know ATTO nor Rocketraid make express34 cards.

There is a prepackaged solution from Caldigit called the HDOne. That allows raided editing on a MacPro or MacBook Pro as the raid controller is in the drive case itself and not residing on the card and Caldigit makes a proprietary card for both the MacPro and Macbook Pro:

http://www.caldigit.com/HDOne/hdone_mobility.html

Jeremy


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Bob Zelin
Re: HighPoint RocketRAID 4320
on Oct 30, 2008 at 9:25:04 pm

Jeremy is correct (he is always correct).
IF you want to use a laptop, you need the Cal Digit HD One. You will not be able to use other slot 34 adaptors with other drive arrays.

As for Highpoint vs. ATTO, there is no question. The ATTO R380 is one of the highest performance SAS/SATA cards to ever come out. It is world class. It is approved by many drive vendors, including Sonnet Techology and AVID for the VideoRAID ST. The Highpoint - well, you must be kidding, right ?

Bob Zelin




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Jeremy Garchow
Re: HighPoint RocketRAID 4320
on Oct 30, 2008 at 10:59:56 pm

[Bob Zelin] "Jeremy is correct (he is always correct). "

Pssss...ya....hardly


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Jon Schilling
Re: CalDigit RAID(s) supports both Laptop & Desktop
on Oct 31, 2008 at 12:59:33 am

Gentlemen,

I thought I'd give my 2 cents as it's appropriate in this thread.
Both Bob and Jeremy are right, and they always are. :)

The Hardware RAID based CalDigit HDPro or HDOne products fully support laptops via our eLane-1ex. With the CalDigit setup, you can edit up to uncompressed HD in RAID 5 with sustained performance, and this setup is the perfect complement to the AJA ioHD, Mac or PC.

Click here to see the elane-1ex connecting a HDPro to a Mac Book Pro

On PC or Mac Workstation platforms, our CalDigit RAID card supports expansion with 4 drives internal on a MacPro & 12 drives External via our 4 bay HDElement product.



Jon Schilling | Director of Business Development
CalDigit Inc
phone 714-572-9889 X234
fax 714-572-9881
web http://www.caldigit.com
email jons@caldigit.com
skype cgijon
office 1941 Miraloma Ave. #B Placentia, CA 92870


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Eric Sternberger
Re: CalDigit RAID(s) supports both Laptop & Desktop
on Nov 3, 2008 at 1:15:53 pm

Thanks for your input guys.


I´ll probably go for a housing with an internal port-multiplier. so I can connect it with any sata-interface.
As for the card: I defintly go with the atto, when I need raid. Thanks all.



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