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HighPoint RU1144A (RocketU 1144A) PCI-Express 2.0 x4 USB 3.0 Controller Card

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  • 4 x USB3.0 External Connectors
  • Up to 20Gb/s (5Gb/s per port)
  • Hot-Swap and Hot-Plug

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Add true SuperSpeed USB 3.0 storage to any PCI-E compatible PC. The RocketU 1144A is an external 4-port, each dedicated USB 3.0 port delivers transfer speeds of 5Gb/s, for a combined bandwidth up to 20Gb/s. RocketU HBA’s support USB drives of any generation, and can be easily installed into any free PCI-Express Gen 2.0/Gen 1.0 x4, x8 or x16 slot. Driver support is readily available for all major Microsoft operating systems including 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, 2008 and Vista. xHCI complaint RocketU HBA’s are natively supported by current Linux distributions.

The RocketU 1144A is the ideal upgrade for any Windows or Linux PC’s, and is well suited for portable storage devices, external backup solutions, and high-speed SSD’s for the ultimate gaming multi-media experience.

  • newegg Dedicated 5Gb/s Per-port Performance with RAID With a 20Gb/s transfer bandwidth, and dedicated 5Gb/s per-port performance, the RocketU 1144A is the ideal, high-performance external USB storage solution for any PC. For the ultimate gaming and multi-media experience, configure RAID 0 arrays using multiple external USB 3.0 drives for maximum performance.
  • newegg Uncompromised Performance for Every Generation of External USB Drive and External Storage Configurat Rocket U HBA’s support all generations of USB hard drives, SSDs and Enclosures. Dedicated 5Gb/s ports provide the throughput needed to support any type of drive, from today's fastest 6Gb/s SSDs to external RAID enclosures. RocketU HBA’s will automatically recognize any external USB hard disk or SSDs that are pre-configured or already contain user data, and are fully compatible with USB 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 hard drives, SSDs, RAID enclosures and docking bays.

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USB 3.0
External Connectors
4 x USB3.0
PCI-Express 2.0 x4
Transfer Rate
Up to 20Gb/s (5Gb/s per port)
Operating Systems Supported
Driver support for:
Microsoft Windows 7, 2008 and Vista
Linux OS support with xHCI driver of Kernel v2.6.31 or later
3.13" x 3.75" x 0.75"


Quad-Port: Four USB 3.0 ports with type A connectors for easy data access

Super Speed USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s per USB port

20Gb/s transfer bandwidth

Optimized for external USB drives and drive enclosures

Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 & 1.1

Hot-Swap and Hot-Plug

Compliant with xHCI (Extensible Host Controller Interface) Specification.

Package Contents

Package Contents
RocketU 1144A USB 3.0 HBA
CD (Driver software)
Quick Installation Guide
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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    • Return for refund within: 30 days
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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