by Tom Streeter

HighPoint Releases New USB 3.0 Card Supporting 2GB/s

Are you looking for a relatively inexpensive way to upgrade your slightly outdated Windows or Linux PC so you can use the latest generation of USB peripherals? HighPoint Technologies is hoping you are because they've begun shipping a 4-port USB 3.0 adapter they're calling the RocketU 1144A. With a list price of $89.00, the PCIe 2.0 x4 adapter is capable of 5GB/s of throughput on each of its ports.

The HighPoint RocketU 1144A is aimed at high-performance desktops and workstations, with a strong emphasis on fast transfer speeds to make the most use out of newer USB3 external SSDs. The PCIe x4 slot also allows this card to support up to 20Gb/s of total bandwidth simultaneously.

HighPoint RocketU 1144A Features:

  • 4 USB 3.0 type-A ports
  • 5Gb/s per port
  • PCI-E 2.0 x4
  • Supports up to 4 external USB HDD/SSD
  • Max Performance up to 20Gb/s
  • Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 & 1.1
  • Hot-Swap and Hot-Plug
  • Compliant with xHCI Specification
  • Supports Windows and Linux operating systems

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