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HighPointRocketU 1144CM PCIe 2.0 x4 USB 3.0 Host Bus Adapter
 
3.3

(based on 7 reviews)

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57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (6)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Highly compatible (3)
  • High quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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        • Business (4), Personal (3)

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      2.0

      DOES NOT WORK WITH OS 10.9

      By radaK

      from NY

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      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about HighPoint RocketU 1144CM PCIe 2.0 x4 USB 3.0 Host Bus Adapter:

          it was great while it worked, then one of the ports gave up.
          after updating to OS 10.9, it is no longer supported.
          it doe work with my 1tb g drive and WD elements 2tb drive but will drop out 4th drives consistently. just a warning to all of you who are upgrading,
          and yes, thanks Apple for sticking it to us yet again, and thanks Highpoint for failing to issue an update

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          5.0

          Amazing

          By Ian Lumsden

          from Canberra, Australia

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          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Highly Compatible
          • High Quality
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • High-End Multimedia

            Comments about HighPoint RocketU 1144CM PCIe 2.0 x4 USB 3.0 Host Bus Adapter:

            This card works perfectly. I have a mid 2010 (12 core) mac pro. You simply install the card and the correct driver from the enclosed CD and it works exactly as you would expect. You can plug and unplug USB-3 drives and see them on the desk top without having to restart. It seems to work well with a variety of different external drives. The card has extended the life of my hardware by adding uber fast USB-3 to my mac pro. I'm not using firewire 800 at all now as it seems so slow by comparison. Well worth the investment.

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            1.0

            BAD NEWS 2

            By Chatt Guy

            from Chattanooga TN

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            Pros

              Cons

              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

                Comments about HighPoint RocketU 1144CM PCIe 2.0 x4 USB 3.0 Host Bus Adapter:

                I have had very similar situations to the "KM" review of this product. After much headache and wasted time (months) attemptimg to deal with the highpoint "custom service". I gave up and removed it from my MacPro. Save your self some time and money and by another brand!

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                5.0

                "Works flawlessly"

                By JG

                from Collegeville, PA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Highly Compatible
                • High Quality
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about HighPoint RocketU 1144CM PCIe 2.0 x4 USB 3.0 Host Bus Adapter:

                    Specs - Early 2009 Mac Pro 4,1, dual 2.26 GHz Quad Core with Apple Raid Card, stock GeForce GT 120 video card, 32 GB ram, running Mavericks.Very hesitant to buy based on reviews I'd seen out there. Emailed Highpoint and they assured me it would work with OS 10.9. Installed card in slot 3(which was a little tight b/c of RAID card) and system recognized asap upon start up. Installed drivers, rebooted, checked drivers were installed, connected WD USB 3.0 2 TB drive and restarted. Drive came up right away and a Time Machine Backup was run immediately which took about 2 hrs as opposed to the 9+ hrs it took me on my WD FW 800 2 TB drive. Vroom. Couldn't be happier.

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                    4.0

                    BootCamp Issue

                    By Blueater

                    from MI

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install

                    Cons

                    • Bootcamp

                    Best Uses

                    • Usb 30 Device

                    Comments about HighPoint RocketU 1144CM PCIe 2.0 x4 USB 3.0 Host Bus Adapter:

                    Some USB 2.0 device doesn't recognize. Resolved blinking cursor during boot-camp installation by removing this card.USB 3.0 device works fine with MACPro.

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                    1.0

                    Bad News

                    By KM

                    from NYC

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install

                    Cons

                    • Unreliable

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about HighPoint RocketU 1144CM PCIe 2.0 x4 USB 3.0 Host Bus Adapter:

                      I should have written this before but I was hoping to get this card to work better:

                      The RocketU 1144 does not support card readers!

                      I have a MacPro5,1 and I edit video. I bought this card so I could more quickly download my SD cards, and use USB 3 HDs for video editing. With the RocketU you can only use USB 3 drives for storage, I don't know why, but you can't play and record video from a single, or multiple drives using this card; the video locks up. Having said that, data transfer is faster than using the USB 2 ports.

                      I have three USB 3 external drives; one the RocketU seems to like, one un-mounts & re-mounts every hour or so, and the third will not mount when plugged into the RocketU.

                      The RocketU 1144 destabilizes my computer; my projects in Adobe Premiere have some strange artifacts and problems which come and go. Since installing this card my computer crashes several times a week, for no apparent reason. I just tried to boot the computer using the Mac OS start up disk; the computer wouldn't start & I wound up having to remove the RocketU before I could extract the Mac OS DVD!

                      The Highpoint technical service website has a passive-aggressive, immature quality, which is made worse by a lack of english...

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                      5.0

                      RocketU 114CM PCIe

                      By Latinskilz

                      from Brooklyn NY

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • High Quality
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • High-End Multimedia

                        Comments about HighPoint RocketU 1144CM PCIe 2.0 x4 USB 3.0 Host Bus Adapter:

                        This is by far the best Mac/ OSX Mountain Lion compatible USB 3 Host Bus adapter by anyone.

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                        • Personal

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