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HighPoint RocketU 1144A 4-port USB 3.0 Card Review
The HighPoint RocketU 1144A 4-port USB 3.0 card has more bandwidth than we could possibly hope to make use of at an affordable price but is otherwise limited by incompatibilities for non-storage devices.
Upgrade to USB 3.0, they said. You’ll get 5Gbit/s, they said. Gah, if only that were indeed the case. Between the bottlenecks of a PCIe x1 interface and shared controller design, most expansion cards are ill-suited for serious storage needs. Thankfully, there is an alternative in sight. Today I’ll take a look at the one 4-port USB 3.0 card that doesn’t have either bottleneck, the HighPoint RocketU 1144A. One host bus adapter to rule them all? Read on to find out…
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- PCIe 2.0 x4 interface (15Gbps)
- Dedicated USB 3.0 controller per port
- Windows and Linux support
- Simple installation
- Incompatible with some non-storage devices
- Ports inadequately spaced for some flash drives
- Lacks BIOS boot support