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RocketRAID 1742

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  • Quantity: 99
  • Weight: 1.50 Lbs
  • UPC: 643653174201
  • Vendor Part #: RR1742RR1742

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 MSRP: $129.00
 Our Price: $119.99
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Initially SATA was designed as an internal or inside-the-box interface technology, bringing improved performance and new features to internal PC or consumer storage. Creative designers quickly realized the innovative interface could reliably be expanded outside the PC, bringing the same performance and features to external storage needs instead of relying on USB or 1394 interfaces.

ManufacturerHighPoint Technologies, Inc
Manufacturer Part Numberrr1742
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.highpoint-tech.com
Brand NameHighPoint
Product LineRocketRAID
Product Model1742
Product NameRocketRAID 1742 4 Port Serial ATA RAID Controller
Product TypeSATA RAID Controller
Product UPC643653174201
Technical Information:
Host InterfacePCI
Data Transfer RateUp to 300 MBps
RAID Levels0
Drive SupportUp to 4 x Physical
Platform SupportPC
Ports2 x 7-pin Serial ATA/300 - External SATA External
2 x 7-pin Serial ATA/300 - Serial ATA Internal
Physical Characteristics:
Form FactorPlug-in Card
Dimensions2.53" Height x 6" Width
Standard Warranty2 Year Limited


Submited By: Adil Hindistan on 10/27/2007
This product is supposed to be Vista compatible. I received it and read the manual which said, simply insert it in the PCI slot, connect the cables and boot. This did not work, Vista crashed and failed to load. Looking at the BSOD memory dump codes, I realized that Vista does not know how to use the controller yet, as it does not have the driver. But I could not install the driver because Vista failed to load. Perfect Chicken and egg problem...

I called the Highpoint-Tech number in California. I was asked a couple of questions and was told that it was already 5:45 (their official working hour ended at 6pm Pacific Time) and they would call me the next day. Nobody called of course. Neither product documentation nor Highpoint Tech web site offered anything useful.

To resolve the issue I needed to install Vista drivers, which required the controller to be connected. so, I reinstalled my old controller and on a separate slot installed this item. Then, I was able to boot into Vista using the old controller and install drivers for RocketRaid.

I finally decided to take it out and send back to Amazon as it kept on beeping whenever PC crashed.

2 of 5 Stars!
Submited By: Peregate on 02/02/2009
Installed without a hitch in a tempermental old IBM Windows 2003 server, where it s been handling a RAID1 array (external enclosure connected to the 2 eSATA ports) and a single-drive hot-swap enclosure for backups (connected using a generic SATA-to-eSATA bracket adapter). RAID1 performance has been excellent, and backups have run fast and flawlessly. Note: After hot-swapping a non-RAID drive (as we do every day for backups) you do need to open the HighPoint management utility to rescan/recognize the new drive. (I automated that part using a free Windows scripting tool.) Good manual and included cables!

5 of 5 Stars!
Submited By: John H. Gruver on 07/23/2009
Couldn t use it in my system as I have a internal 4-port SATA PCI card running 4 1TB SATA drives. Don t understand what the conflict is, but it wouldn t work.

3 of 5 Stars!
Review Average: Amount of Reviews
3 stars, based on 5

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