Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ Free Shipping
+ Free Shipping
HighPoint RocketHybrid 1220 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Dual-Port SATA 6Gb/s Host Adapter
|Price:||$40.90 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details|
- Enter your model number to make sure this fits.
- 2 SATA Device Ports
- PCI-Express 2.0x1
- Management Suite-Create and Optimize Hybrid Drives. Safe Mode: mirrors all data to the HDD for security. Capacity Mode: optimize the Hybrid Drive for rapid file access- ideal for high performance applications like media editing and gaming.
- Native support in Windows 7, 2008 and Vista operating systems.
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
From the Manufacturer
Innovative Smart Hybrid Technology enables you to take full advantage of low cost, large capacity SATA hard drives and combine them with the high performance benefits provided by SSD devices. These ground-breaking HBA’s combine the performance benefits of SSD’s, with low cost, high capacity SATA hard drives, forming a Smart Hybrid Storage Solution. The Smart Hybrid Storage Solution provides the perfect blend of performance and capacity, without sacrificing affordability; satisfying the needs of gamers, digital image editors and their power-hungry application.
HighPoint RocketHybrid– Hybrid Drives
HighPoint’s RocketHybrid HBA's combine the superior performance of an SSD, with the cost-effective, high-capacity value of a SATA HDD, into a single storage device know as a Hybrid Drive. Hybrid Drives are optimized for high-performance computing, and deliver 80% of the SSD’s performance boost, with 100% of the HDD’s capacity. The Smart Hybrid Storage Solution provides the perfect blend of performance and capacity, without sacrificing affordability; satisfying the needs of gamers, digital image editors and their power-hungry application.
HighPoint’s RocketHybrid HBA’s combine high-value and high performance into a solution that appeals to a wide array of clients-types, ranging from the home PC enthusiast to Media Professionals, Graphic Artists and Photographers.
Management Suite – Create and Optimize Hybrid Drives
A simple, easy to use management suite allow users to quickly configure Hybrid Drives. Two types of Hybrid Drive are available; Safe Mode mirrors all data to the HDD for security. Capacity Mode optimizes the Hybrid Drive for rapid file access – ideal for high performance applications like media editing and gaming. Advanced users can customize their Hybrid Drive, and manually select files for optimization using the Web Interface.
HighPoint RocketHybrid HBA’s: SATA 6Gb/s PCI-E 2.0 RocketHybrid 1220 and 1222
|Model||RocketHybrid 1220||RocketHybrid 1222|
|PCI-Express Bus Lanes||2.0x1||2.0x1|
|SATA 6Gb/s Controller||Marvell 88SE9130||Marvell 88SE9130|
|SATA Interface||2 SATA Devices||2 SATA Devices|
|Port / Connector Type||SATA||eSATA|
|Form Factor||Low Profile||Low Profile|
|Board Dimensions||3.99’L x 4.16’W||3.99’L x 4.16’W|
- Performance : 80% of SSD Performance (PCMark)
- Price : 1/3 the cost
- Safe Mode : Performance and Fault Tolerance
- Capacity Mode : Maximize Storage and Capacity
- GUI : Flexible, intuitive administration console for power users
Top Customer Reviews
I repeatedly asked to talk to someone because I did not understand the manual. Their instructions were basically a repeat of that same manual that I could not figure out. Since I have several years experience as a p.c. professional, I have to wonder how the average user gets along.
After hours of trying, I THINK I have it working. Not sure because there are no indications of it and benchmarks seem inconclusive.
By the way, I have seen a couple of strongly positive reviews on other sites. Perhaps it is just a coincidence that those reviews used some of the exact same wording that the tech support people did when they supposedly answered my questions. Coincidence or is it their tech people who wrote the reviews? I certainly don't know.
Might be a great product if I understood it better. That would require a rewrite of the manual, by a native English speaker who 1. knows technical things, and 2. knows how to communicate technical things effectively in writing. It would also require a change in the tech support policy to actually talk to customers. What a strange idea.
<updated September 2013>
Just a brief update. Nothing changed except I gave up completely on this product. It just wasn't worth the grief so I tossed it on a shelf where it will probably collect dust for ever.
"Intel's SRT functions like an actual cache. Rather than caching individual files, Intel focuses on frequently accessed LBAs (logical block addresses). Read a block enough times or write to it enough times and those accesses will get pulled into the SSD cache until it's full. When full, the least recently used data gets evicted making room for new data."
That's also the best description of what the RocketHybrid would do for you, if it worked, and without requiring you to install a new motherboard and buy an Intel processor. And it SHOULD work: it's trying to go one better than the Seagate Momentus XT, which takes a standard 7200rpm hard drive, adds a 4GB SSD (that is used only as a read cache), and yet blows the doors of a VelociRaptor.
I waited, but nobody tested this thing in auto-optimize mode. So I finally did. I apologize for the crappy formatting (Amazon don't know from deliberate whitespace).
Preamble: Safety mode is of no interest, so using Capacity mode.Read more ›
I have been eyeing this thing since I first heard about it at the NAB show some months ago. I finally decided to give it a go, as I have amassed quite a collection of unused drives and older SSD's.
Like the Momentus, you really have to use the thing to get a true feel for it. I noticed the most improvement using the hybrid drive as a second storage device (not for the operating system) - try using it as an installation disk for specific applications (games, graphic editors). It saved a grand total of 5 seconds off my Windows boot time (I had cloned my current boot drive to the hybrid as an experiment) - complete waste in my opinion. A clean install may fare better, but I don't want to bother experimenting with that.
I currently use the hybrid as storage drive for game mods, and the program disk for photoshop, and gimp).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this product about 3 years ago and tried installing it on Dell XPS 720. The XPS 720 had PCI Express 1.0 on the motherboard and was installed with Windows 7. Read morePublished 15 months ago by A Hardin
For the price I took a gamble, I was hoping to use this as a simple pass-through to gain two more ports. I'm sure it was not the fault of the linux kernel. Read morePublished on March 24, 2014 by fruitwerks
I matched up a 80 GByte SSD with a WD 2 TByte Black drive. Rendered a 50 GByte uncompressed AVI file to Divx, previously this took about two hours, less than half now. Read morePublished on April 1, 2013 by RF Harwood
I bought this to attempt a ssd caching solution with my old windows install. In my attempts to configure it, I got continuous BSODs. Read morePublished on January 20, 2012 by bspace
The RocketHybrid sounds like a nice intermediate between hard disk drives (HDD) and solid state drives/devices (SSD). Read morePublished on November 24, 2011 by David M. Little
It works as advertised. Boot time and app load time have been cut in half.
-My computer will not wake up from sleep
-Took me a while to get... Read more