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HighPoint RocketU 1144B USB 3.0 PCI-E Host Controller

B&H # HIRU1144B Mfr # RU1144B
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Product Highlights
  • 20Gb/s Total Transfer Bandwidth
  • 5Gb/s Data Transfer Speed Per Port
  • PCI-E 2.0 x4 Compatible
  • 4 x USB 3.0 Type-A Ports

The RocketU 1144B USB 3.0 PCI-E Host Controller from HighPoint Technologies supports USB 3.0 enhanced 5Gb/s data transfer speed per port for a total bandwidth of 20Gb/s. This PCI-E 2.0 x4 compatible host controller supports up to four external USB devices and remains backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices. With Hot-Swap and Hot-Plug capabilities you can swap out USB devices without shutting down your system.

Dedicated 5Gb/s Per-Port
RocketU HBA's (host bus adapters) deliver true 5Gb/s per-port performance, and can support a variety of USB drives. Enhanced USB 3.0 performance with dedicated 5Gb/s per-port transfer rates add up to a total bandwidth of 20Gb/s.
Enhanced Performance for External USB Drives
Rocket U HBA's support all generations of USB hard drives, SSD's and Enclosures. Dedicated 5Gb/s ports provide the throughput needed to support any type of drive, from today's fastest 6Gb/s SSD's to external RAID enclosures. RocketU HBA's will automatically recognize any external USB hard disk or SSD's that are pre-configured or already contain user data, and are fully compatible with USB 1.1, 2.0, and 3.0 hard drives, SSD's, RAID enclosures and docking bays.
Upgrade Your PC to USB 3.0
Add true SuperSpeed USB 3.0 storage to any PCI-E compatible PC. RocketU HBA's support USB drives of any generation, and can be easily installed into any free PCI-Express Gen 2.0/Gen 1.0 x4, x8, or x16 slot. Driver support is readily available for all major Microsoft operating systems including 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, 2008 and Vista. xHCI compliant RocketU HBA's are natively supported by current Linux distributions.
PCI Card Type PCI Express 2.0 x4
USB Ports 4 x USB 3.0 ports with type A connectors for easy data access
Data Transfer Speed 5 Gb/s per USB port
Bandwidth 20Gb/s transfer bandwidth
Compatibility Backward compatible with USB 2.0 & 1.1
Hot Swap Support Hot-Swap and Hot-Plug
Compliance Compliant with xHCI (extensible Host Controller Interface) Specification
System Requirements Driver support for Microsoft Windows 7, 2008, and Vista
Linux OS support with xHCI driver of Kernel v2.6.31 or later
Dimensions (L x W x H) 3.78 x 3.76 x 0.75" (9.6 x 9.6 x 1.9 cm)
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
HighPoint RocketU 1144B USB 3.0 PCI-E Host Controller
  • CD (Driver software)
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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    HighPointRocketU 1144B USB 3.0 PCI-E Host Controller
     
    3.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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            • Personal (3)
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          4.0

          I am Satisfied

          By SAS

          from Las Vegas, NV

          About Me high bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Add Usb 3 Ports

            Comments about HighPoint RocketU 1144B USB 3.0 PCI-E Host Controller:

            I bought this so I could use USB 3 on my old system. It does allow me to connect USB 3 components to that sytem that came with USB 2. However, since my system bearly meats the requirements to use this card, and I have a relatively slow bus, I am only able to get slightly better that USB 2 speed out of the card. I am sure people with newer systems and faster buses will get better results.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            1.0

            Update to Revue By Cruz in KC

            By Cruz

            from KC

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Pros

              Cons

              • Limited Compatibility

              Best Uses

                Comments about HighPoint RocketU 1144B USB 3.0 PCI-E Host Controller:

                I regret to advise the DMA controller driver obtained from HighPoint has caused conflicts with cd/dvd read-write operations on my system...
                [This is unacceptable to me scince I use theese to backup docs]...
                Thanks to B&H for accepting return...
                This is the customer service I expected from B&H and will pay off for them many fold in the future!

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                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                New Life to Old Machine

                By cruz

                from KC

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Pros

                • Durable construction
                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Reliable
                • Strong Connection Points

                Cons

                • Difficult setup

                Best Uses

                • Computer Equipment
                • High-End Equipment

                Comments about HighPoint RocketU 1144B USB 3.0 PCI-E Host Controller:

                Installed on '09 HP High End Machine with USB 2.0...
                Used driver from included disk...confirmed proper installation, but, got a ! in yellow triange under 'Base system device'[in device mngr...no driver installed-code 28]...Contacted support on High Point site...they came back with driver...updated driver to bsd...WAHLAA!...[Turns out bsd is; 'PLX PCIe 8609 DMA Controller'...all is well, much joy...
                Now formats 16 GB SD in 1/4 the time as internal USB 2.0 Reader...Just what the doctor ordered!

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                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                Awesome

                By MaddaN

                from Australia

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Fast
                • Highly Compatible
                • Quiet
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about HighPoint RocketU 1144B USB 3.0 PCI-E Host Controller:

                    It just works. Google it for more techy reviews. For me it's a simple plug in and have fast USB. Simple and easy.

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                    • Business

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