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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.
In the Box
HighPoint RocketU 1144B USB 3.0 PCI-E Host Controller
CD (Driver software)
Quick Installation Guide
Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
Table of Contents
PCI Card Type
PCI Express 2.0 x4
4 x USB 3.0 ports with type A connectors for easy data access
Data Transfer Speed
5 Gb/s per USB port
20Gb/s transfer bandwidth
Backward compatible with USB 2.0 & 1.1
Hot Swap Support
Hot-Swap and 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