Friday, August 05, 2011

Icy News: HighPoint Releases New USB 3.0 Card Supporting 20GB/s

"Are you looking for a relatively inexpensive way to upgrade your slightly outdated Windows or Linux PC so you can use the latest generation of USB peripherals? HighPoint Technologies is hoping you are because they've begun shipping a 4-port USB 3.0 adapter they're calling the RocketU 1144A. With a list price of $89.00, the PCIe 2.0 x4 adapter is capable of 5GB/s of throughput on each of its ports.
The HighPoint RocketU 1144A is aimed at high-performance desktops and workstations, with a strong emphasis on fast transfer speeds to make the most use out of newer USB3 external SSDs. The PCIe x4 slot also allows this card to support up to 20Gb/s of total bandwidth simultaneously." - via Storage Review
This seems to be a very good solution for extending the life of a computer! With use of 4 USB 3.0 ports, slow transfer rate with USB 2.0 is a thing of the past. Will you be buying this? Let us know!

Find more details on Highpoint's website of the RocketU 1144A!

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