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HighPoint Unveils the Industry's Fastest USB 3.0 HBA

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The Highpoint RocketU 1144C features four dedicated 5 Gb/s controllers, a PCI-E 2.0 x4 host interface and support for UAS.

Highpoint has launched the RocketU 1144C HBA, which is the industry’s fastest USB 3.0 storage controller and offers a transfer bandwidth of 20 Gb/s via four dedicated 5 Gb/s controllers. The HBA features a PCI-E 2.0 x4 host interface and is advertised as “uniquely suited for high-speed USB 3.0 storage configurations” such as multi-drive bays, RAID enclosures and external SSDs.

The RocketU 1144C also includes full support for the USB Attached SCSI (UAS) protocol that can handle multiple data transfer requests simultaneously (unlike Bulk Only Transport’s queue system) which should offer better bandwidth utilization and lower CPU utilization.

The HighPoint RocketU 1144C is currently on sale for $109 with a one year manufacturer warranty and is compatible with Windows 7 / 8 / Server 2012 and Linux distributions that utilize the v2.6.31 kernel.

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    SlitWeaver , July 15, 2013 10:34 PM
    Cool beans. Not useful for me personally, but know some people that could/would find this beneficial. :) 
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    __-_-_-__ , July 16, 2013 6:51 AM
    funny thing. I saw a similar device 2 years ago with 6 port each with a dedicated chip. so this is just advertising.
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    leoscott , July 16, 2013 9:19 AM
    On sale where for $109? I'm finding it for$145.!
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    pjmelect , July 16, 2013 9:30 AM
    No mention of XP support?
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    GreaseMonkey_62 , July 16, 2013 11:16 AM
    No mention of XP support?

    Microsoft is ending XP support and telling partners to do the same. Can't except 3rd parties to continue supporting it as well.
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    Peter Chou , July 23, 2013 12:49 AM
    UASP has more potential for 5Gbps and next Gen 10Gbps, this dock may suit for lite backup user or storage of multimedia source library for Post-Production.