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HighPointRocketU 1144CM PCIe 2.0 x4 USB 3.0 Host Bus Adapter
 
3.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (5)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Highly compatible (3)
  • High quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (3), Personal (3)

      Reviewed by 6 customers

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      5.0

      Amazing

      By Ian Lumsden

      from Canberra, Australia

      About Me Quality Oriented

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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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                • Personal

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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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                • Personal

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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

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  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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