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HighPoint Unveils the Industry's Fastest USB 3.0 HBA

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.

  • SlitWeaver
    Cool beans. Not useful for me personally, but know some people that could/would find this beneficial. :)
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  • __-_-_-__
    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
    On sale where for $109? I'm finding it for$145.!
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  • pjmelect
    No mention of XP support?
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  • GreaseMonkey_62
    11168090 said:
    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
    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.
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