The HighPoint Rocket 2722 non-RAID 6Gb/s PCI-Express Gen 2x8 SAS/SATA Host Adapter, is ideal for low-cost, entry level storage configurations, and is compatible with any PCI-E capable PC platform. The two External Mini-SAS (SFF-8088) connectors directly supports up to 8 SAS/SATA drives, in non-RAID configurations.Rocket 2700 HBA's are the Industry's most affordable, PCI-Express 2.0 SAS 6Gb/s storage HBA's, and are ideal for cost-effective, entry-level storage applications. The Rocket 2700 Series HBA's were designed with budget conscious SMB's and solutions providers in mind.HighPoint trims away the fat and delivers exactly what the SMB customer requires - robust, easily integrated SAS 6Gb/s port-connectivity at an unbeatable price. Two models are available at launch, and each provide industry standard mini-SAS ports for ease of integration. The Rocket 2720SGL provides two Internal Mini-SAS ports (SFF-8087) for conventional storage configurations, while the Rocket 2722 features two external mini-SAS ports (SFF-8088), ideal for server towers that require external storage expansion. Each Rocket 2700 HBA supports up to 8 SAS/SATA hard drives and SSD's, and are powered by a PCI-Express 2.0 x8 host interface.Rocket 2700 HBA's are fully backwards compatible with SAS/SATA 3Gb/s devices, PCI-Express 1.0 motherboards, and can be easily integrated into existing PC-based server and workstation environments. The Simplified BIOS menu and driver packages allow administrators to quickly and easily install Rocket 2700 into any PC hardware platforms. Driver support is readily available for all current Microsoft operating systems, as well as major Linux distributions.