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HighPoint RU1022AM RocketU Dual USB 3.0 for Mac

B&H # HIRU1022AM Mfr # RU1022AM
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You Pay: $58.94
Product Highlights
  • 5Gb/s Transfer Bandwidth
  • PCI-E 2.0 x1
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A Ports
  • PCI Express 2.0 x1
  • Hot Swap / Hot Plug Capable
  • Supports Mac OS X 10.5 and Later

The RU1022AM RocketU Dual USB 3.0 for Mac from HighPoint Technologies is a host adapter providing upgrades to your current USB ports. With the RU1022AM you can now take advantage of USB 3.0 connectivity along with 5Gb/s transfer speeds. The adapter is PCI-E compatible offering numerous improvements over traditional bus standards. With the PCI-E compatible device you can receive higher maximum system bus throughput, more detailed error detection and reporting mechanism, and native hot-plug functionality.

The RU1022AM is also Hot-Swap and Hot-Plug compatible. With hot-swap compatibility you can easily replace the adapter without the need to shut down you system. Along with hot swapping, you can also hot-plug your adapter into your system. Hot-plugging your adapter simply means you can add the adapter to your system without significant interruption to the operation of your system. Once inserted and the necessary software is installed the device becomes operable without the need to reboot your machine.

Ultra Fast Transfer Speed
With 5Gb/s transfer bandwidth you have the speed you need to transfer a variety of files.
PCI Express Compatibility
Peripheral Component Interconnect Express or, PCIe, includes a number of improvements over the older bus standards traditionally used in computers. With PEIe standards you can take advantage of higher maximum system bus throughput, lower I/O pin count, better performance-scaling for bus devices, a more detailed error detection and reporting mechanism, and native hot-plug functionality.
Hot Swappable
The hot swappable RU1022AM controller benefits from hot swapping technology. When a device is hot swappable it can be replaced without shutting down the computer. When you hot swap your device you can replace the component without significant interruption to the system. This device is also hot-plug capable enabling you to expand you system without significant interruption to the operation of your system.
Ports 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A Ports 1
Please Note:

Supports up to 2 External USB HDD/SSD

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Compatibility Backwards Compatible With USB 2.0 & 1.1
Hot Swap Support Hot-Swap/Hot-Plug
System Compatibility Mac OS X 10.5 and later (not compatible with 2013 version of Mac Pro)
HighPoint RU1022AM RocketU Dual USB 3.0 for Mac
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Quick Installation Guide
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    HighPointRU1022AM RocketU Dual USB 3.0 for Mac
     
    2.6

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    57%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Quality oriented (5)
          • Primary use:
          • Business (5)
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac (7)

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        4.0

        USB 3.0 SPEED!

        By dD

        from PDX

        About Me high bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast Connection Speed

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home network

          Comments about HighPoint RU1022AM RocketU Dual USB 3.0 for Mac:

          Plug and Play Ease.

          Three possible applications, only one seems to be available at any given time.

          Purchased for the USB 3.0 capability, seems to serve.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          1.0

          Doesn't work with SD/CF card readers

          By marzipan

          from NYC

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

          • Unreliable connection

          Best Uses

            Comments about HighPoint RU1022AM RocketU Dual USB 3.0 for Mac:

            After reading conflicting reviews, I thought I would give it a try. Yes. It's official - this card does not support the use of SD/CF card readers on a Mac Pro. After contacting Highpoint Technology, that's the word back, despite product descriptions on some sites saying it does - and what's really strange is the review below saying it works. Very odd.

            The reader will only function, in a limited fashion if you unplug and replug in the reader to the computer, otherwise, just plugging a card in won't allow the card to mount. Even when it mounts, the speed of transfer was no better than Firewire 800 card reader.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            4.0

            Works as promised on OSX 10.9.2

            By Klebernina

            from Sao Paulo, SP

            About Me high bandwidth user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast Connection Speed
            • Reliable connection

            Cons

            • Usb 3 Hub Not Supported

            Best Uses

            • Home network

            Comments about HighPoint RU1022AM RocketU Dual USB 3.0 for Mac:

            Be sure to download the latest drivers:(RocketU_Dual_USB3.0_for_Mac_105_109_v1.1.0_14_01_15.dmg) at the High Point website. Easy set up. Recognized by OSX. Ready to work.
            Yes, hot swap as promised, for both my WD My BOOK and Seagate USB 3.0 external HD's. My PNY 32GB USB 3.0 pen-drive works fine if plugged directly.
            Unfortunately, my Dynex USB 3.0 Port Hub model DX-U34H41 not supported. Since I do not let my System HD hibernate, I don't know if the HD's connected to the board need any help (pluging/unpluging) to be back to work after the system wake up.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            4.0

            just the speed you need the mac pro

            By Arturo Duran

            from Mexico DF

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Highly Compatible
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Weak Connection Points

            Best Uses

            • Computer Equipment
            • High-End Equipment

            Comments about HighPoint RU1022AM RocketU Dual USB 3.0 for Mac:

            occupy the cards and USB3 to download video from my 5D iii. SSDs connect well with large amounts of video.
            CF or connecting external drives appear in the system as internal disks and is usually more complicated disconnection to not appear on the desktop

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Does not work with 10.8

            By studio guy

            from Chattanooga, TN

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Pros

              Cons

              • Limited Compatibility

              Best Uses

                Comments about HighPoint RU1022AM RocketU Dual USB 3.0 for Mac:

                Does not work with Mac OS 10.8 and won't be updated according to corrospondence with the mfg. Even though the mfgs site says it is compatible with 10.5 and above.

                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                High Speed and great price for MAC

                By Jim, Photographer

                from Dallas, TX

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about HighPoint RU1022AM RocketU Dual USB 3.0 for Mac:

                    Very simple installation and worked right out of the box. A simple and inexpensive way to add high speed downloading of my large digital camera files into the computer--without the expense of going to thunderbolt. Way faster than Firewire 800 when paired with Lexar USB 3.0 card reader. A good upgrade investment on my 2008 Mac Pro tower.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    1.0

                    Not Compatible with MAC OS 10.8

                    By Joel

                    from Napa, CA

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to install

                    Cons

                    • Limited Compatibility

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about HighPoint RU1022AM RocketU Dual USB 3.0 for Mac:

                      The company has no plans to write a driver for Mountain Lion (MAC OSX-10.8) - I just talked with them. It is likely compatible with the previous OS (older Lion OS).

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Be Aware

                      By Jean-Michel

                      from San Francisco

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

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                            Comments about HighPoint RU1022AM RocketU Dual USB 3.0 for Mac:

                            Would use it for USB 3 card reader, but doesn't work with card readers. I had to find the reason on the web...

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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