“While we do have onboard RAID, what if you’re the type that wants more? The only option is to chuck in a RAID controller card, and thankfully HighPoint are still in the game as they continue to expand their line-up of controller cards.
Today we have been given the chance to look at the RocketRAID 2300 PCI Express based controller card designed for the desktop user. How does it compare to the chipset integrated RAID? Let’s have a look.”
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The HighPoint RocketRAID 2300 PCI-E SATA not only gives you something to do with that 1x PCI-E slot, but it will add 4 SATA channels to your PC. It comes as a half height PCI-E card, betraying it’s primary usage in rack servers and is based around a HighPoint 601 RAID management chip. TweakTown’s testing proves that this card is most useful in giving you more channels as opposed to more performance, but it does show the potential of RAID cards on the PCI-E bus.