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Sonnet 2-Port Allegro USB 3.0 PCI Express Controller Card

Sonnet 2-Port Allegro USB 3.0 PCI Express Controller Card

Sonnet 2-Port Allegro USB 3.0 PCI Express Controller Card

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Sonnet 2-Port Allegro USB 3.0 PCI Express Controller Card

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Product Highlights

  • 2x External Ports
  • Supports up to 127 Devices
  • Supports Hot-plugging & Hot-swapping
  • Mac and Windows Compatibility

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The 2-Port Allegro USB 3.0 PCI Express Controller Card from Sonnet is based on the new USB 3.0 standard that offers up to 10 times the performance of the decade-old USB 2.0 interface. A single hard drive with a USB 3.0 interface is capable of transferring data at up to 125 MB/s, while SSDs are capable of even faster transfers. You can install an Allegro USB 3.0 PCIe card into your computer to exploit the full performance potential of these fast drives.

The Sonnet's Allegro USB 3.0 PCIe features a PCIe 2.0 bus interface to take advantage of your computer's fast expansion card slots. Each of this card's ports supports bus-powered storage devices (devices that work without a separate power supply). The Allegro USB 3.0 card also supports hot-swappable storage connections.

Simple way to add two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports to a Mac Pro or desktop PC with PCI Express 2.0 slots
Transfers data 10 times faster than USB 2.0 connections
Supports hot-swappable device connection - plug in and disconnect peripherals without shutting off your computer
Powered ports support bus-powered drives
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Sonnet 2-Port Allegro USB 3.0 PCI Express Controller Card
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Specifications
    Interface
    Bus Interface PCI Express 2.0 x1
    Performance
    Number of Ports 2x External
    Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0: 5 Gbps
    Chipset NEC
    Features
    Hot Plug Supports hot-pluggable and hot-swappable device connection
    Supported
    Device Support Up to 127
    Peripherals Supported Mac OS X: USB 3.0 storage devices
    Sonnet and Lexar USB 3.0 CompactFlash / SD readers
    Windows: Industry standard USB 3.0, 2.0 and 1.1 Peripherals
    Cables Supported USB 3.0 with standard-A male connector
    USB 2.0 with standard-A male connector

    *USB 3.0 devices need USB 3.0 cables to support transfer speeds up to 5Gb/s. You can use USB 2.0 cable between USB 3.0 & Allegro USB 3.0 PCIe devices but with data transfers limited to 480Mbps.

    Standards
    Standard Complies with open host controller interface, enhanced host controller interface and extensible host controller interface standards
    General
    Compatibility Mac: Mac Pro
    supports only USB 3.0 storage devices and Sonnet and Lexar USB 3.0 CompactFlash / SD readers*
    Mac OS version 10.6+
    Mac OS X Lion compatible
    PC: PC with PCI Express slots (PCI Express 2.0 slots recommended)
    Windows 7
    Windows Vista
    Windows XP

    *The Mac OS X driver for this card does not support USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices. iPod, iPhones, USB 3.0 hubs and non-storage devices are not supported.

    Dimensions Not specified by the manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by the manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 5.4 x 1.3"

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