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SoNNeT Allegro USB PCIe Card 4-Extended + 1-Int USB2 Ports Macintosh/Windows Model USB2-E

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Allegro Express USB adds full bandwidth USB connections for countless peripheral devices, including external drives, keyboards, mice, iPod mobile digital devices, printers, etc., and unlike an external hub, it does not share the bandwidth of an existing port. This card supports simultaneous low-, full-, and hi-speed device connections. Allegro Express USB may be installed in any PCI Express slot, and is RoHS compliant.


Learn more about the Sonnet Technologies USB2-E

Model

Brand
SoNNeT
Model
USB2-E
Type
Internal Expansion Cards

Spec

Specifications
RoHS Compliant

Bus Interface: PCI Express x1

Peripherals Supported: Supports all industry standard USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 peripheral

Cables Supported: USB cables with "A"-type connector

Number of Ports: 4 external + 1 internal

Standard: USB Specification v. 1.0/1.1/2.0 compatible. Complies with OHCI (Open Host Controller Interface) and EHCI (Enhanced Host Controller Interface)

Data Transfer Rate: USB 2.0: 480 Mbits/s; USB 1.1: 12 Mbits/s

Number of Devices Supported: Up to 127

Hot Plug: Supports hot-pluggable and hot-swappable device connection

Features

Features
Simple way to add five USB 2.0 ports to any compatible computer

Easy installation-plug and play-no drivers to install

Support simultaneous low-, full-, and hi-speed device connections-maximizes performance for each port

Supports hot-swappable device connection-plug in and disconnect peripherals without shutting off your computer

Compatibility

Compatibility
Mac Compatibility
Mac Pro
Power Mac G5 (with PCI Express slots)
Mac OS X Version 10.3
Snow Leopard tested

Windows Compatibility
PC (with PCI Express slots)
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP

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  • Thomas Z.
  • 5/19/2013 5:10:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks!

Pros: Just drop it in and it works, no drivers.
Doesn't require molex connector if all you plan on connecting is keyboard/mouse. Better off using a powered USB hub if you want to use hard drives or all ports.

Cons: Stupidly expensive for what it is.
**Doesn't allow you to hold down the apple button and boot directly into Windows or OSX during boot, you have to use bootcamp. This is more of a limitation of how devices are initialized than a problem with this product.**

Other Thoughts: Would be nice if it were cheaper and somehow could accept keyboard input during bootup so mac users could choose to boot into Windows or OSX.

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  • Mark W.
  • 2/12/2011 12:46:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: I bought it for my Mac Pro (release 2010) that has PCIe and it worked with just installing the card without doing anything else.
I had searched for a USB card for my Mac and the site said I needed a PCI type card but Apple switched to PCIe on the Mac Pro (2010) the one before that are PCI.

Cons: None so far...

Other Thoughts: This card cost a little more but it worth it to be able to just install it and have it work. Plus I bought a cheaper card and it didn't work. I didn't buy this card from Newegg but I do buy most of my stuff from them. They ship the items out very fast.

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  • SERGEI C.
  • 1/12/2010 11:26:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised

Pros: I have a Mac Pro. This card worked right out of the box. I did not need to install anything, and the speed was close to USB 2.0 standard. I use it for an array of external USB drives, and it works fine.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Tom B.
  • 12/14/2008 3:46:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot recognized

Pros: Construction seems to be good.

Cons: Installed the card and it does work at slow sppeds for my external hard drives but they are much faster plugged into another USB port. My Epson printer will not work (says it is printing) when plugged into the card but does work when plugged in another slot. I don't believe the driver is sufficent for Vista 64bit.

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  • Jeffrey C.
  • 12/13/2008 3:41:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPricey, but work perfectly in Mac Pro

Pros: I tried similar cards from a different vendor that claimed Mac OS X support and they didn't work well. These however work flawlessly in a Mac Pro.

Cons: Not the cheapest cards around.

Other Thoughts: Sometimes you get what you pay for...

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