Highpoint to release the first SATA 6Gb/s host controller in November 2009.

"Highpoint are bringing out the first PCI-Express 2.0 cards supporting the new SATA standard."

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Highpoint to release the first SATA 6Gb/s host controller in November 2009.
highpoint rocket 620 cardFounded way back in 1995 as a manufacturer of RAID controllers and drive electronics, you could say that Highpoint Inc. know their stuff. It’s not at all surprising then, that with their expertise in this market Highpoint are to release the first SATA 6Gb/s host adapter, supporting PCI Express 2.0.
The Rocket 600 series aims to be cost-effective, ensuring widespread popularity of the new SATA 6Gb/s interface. The cards are fully compliant with AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) standards and should work straight out of the box for users of most operating systems.
Should you need it, the cards offer full backward compatibility with SATA 300 and the original SATA150 and will work in a PCI-Express 1.0 slot. 6Gb/s SATA is backwards compatible with the earlier standards, as they all use the same cables and connectors to make transitioning to the new interface easy.
Highpoint’s Rocket 620 with 2 internal ports is set to release in the states within the next few days for $69.99, while the rocket 622 sporting 2 external ports should come in at $79.99.
The cards are currently unavailable in the UK but look out for them at Scan, their UK distributors within the next few weeks if you feel the need to be on the cutting edge of SATA performance. It’s great to see the new standard taking off so well, if only the drive manufacturers would catch up now with some 6Gb/s HDD’s with performance to match the interface!
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22-10-2009, 16:42:53

Just seen it on the 'Bay

"I'm a PC


And Windows 7 was my idea"

Made me lol, some good marketing tbh

Heard it's No. 2 on Amazon's best seller list, outselling even the last Barry Trotter novel, good work. Seems MS are going to be seeing the $$$'s for real this release ;)

23-10-2009, 03:52:26

I like it :)

Microsoft have certainly got it right this time- having a house of XP machines, I've just ordered 3 copies- definitely worth upgrading at long last.

24-10-2009, 15:04:03

I want to upgrade to windows 7 but my laptop is at least 7 years old, so i dont think there is any point.
Im going to wait until i build my desktop

24-10-2009, 17:24:12

Yeah, seen two of the adverts on TV today.. The best one is the dude on the treadmill though. Is pretty good marketing.

26-10-2009, 09:17:40

I've had a few mail shots about 7, and a few links. It's uncanny to me that they do boast that "we've listened to users" and "it's that much better than the very stable XP", "Windows 7" ... it's an obvious omission that Vista is not mentioned. (in what I've seen anyway).

I think marketing wize they're making a concious effort to promote the name Windows and negate thoughts of Vista to the public.

09-01-2010, 14:16:14

you need to have a look at the swiss win7 tv spots, they're funny :D

09-01-2010, 16:35:03

I absoloutely loved Windows 7, it was wonderful first starting it up. The amazing auto update features was outstanding, it would find drivers for ANYTHING. Even my generic USB device it found drivers for which I could never get to work on XP or Vista. When installing Windows I would already have the drivers and have Internet connection, which Vista or XP didn't have.

I liked the look also, but the only down fall was....

I got kicked by Punkbuster for API calls (not themes or anything), which is unfixable (hundreds have it), and I couldn't overclock.

I would get random BSOD a few seconds into bootup, nothing I could do about it other than stock. GTA4 @ stock settings = terribad experience :).

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