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The RU1142A USB 3.0 Super Speed HBA 2 Port Controller from HighPoint Technologies is a host adapter providing upgrades to your current USB ports. With the RU1142A you can now take advantage of USB 3.0 connectivity along with 20Gb/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 RU1142A 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 20Gb/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.
The hot swappable RU1142A 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.
Extensible Host Controller Interface, otherwise known as xHCI, is a specification that describes the register-level host controller interface for Universal Serial Bus (USB) Revision 2.0 and above.
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PCI Express 2.0 x4
20Gb/s transfer bandwidth
2x 5Gb/s Type-A Ports
1x 20-pin USB 3.0 Port
Optimized for external USB drives and drive enclosures
Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 & 1.1
Hot swap / Hot plug
Compliant with xHCI (Extensible Host Controller Interface) Specification
Driver support for Microsoft Windows 7, 2008 and Vista
Linux OS support with xHCI driver of Kernel v2.6.31 or later