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HighPoint RocketU 1022AM PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Low Profile USB 3.0 RAID Controller Card for Mac

  • RAID 0/1 JBOD
  • 2 x USB3.0 External Connectors
  • Up to 5Gb/s
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Upgrade your PC with HighPoint’s RocketU 1022A 5Gb/s Dual-Port USB 3.0 HBA. Designed for Windows and Linux based desktop PC’s, the RocketU 1022A is optimized for external SSD and hard drive configurations.

The RocketU 1022A is fully backwards compatible with every generation of external USB drives and enclosures, and can be installed into any free PCI-E slot.

  • newegg Quickly and Easily Upgrade your PC with True SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Storage Add SuperSpeed5Gb/s USB 3.0 storage to any PCI-E compatible PC. RocketU Dual-Port HBA’s support USB drives of any generation, and can be easily installed into any free PCI-Express Gen 2.0/Gen 1.0 x1, 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 1022A an ideal, low-cost upgrade for any Windows or Linux PC’s, and is well suited for portable storage devices, external backup solutions, and SSD’s.
  • newegg Supports all generations of USB hard drives, SSD’s and Enclosures RocketU HBA’s will automatically recognize any external USB hard disk or SSD’s that are pre-configured or already contain user data, and are fully compatible with USB 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 hard drives, SSD’s, RAID enclosures and docking bays

Learn more about the HighPoint Technologies, Inc. RocketU 1022AM

Model

Brand
HighPoint
Model
RocketU 1022AM
Form Factor
Low Profile

Specifications

Type
USB 3.0
External Connectors
2 x USB3.0
Interface
PCI-Express 2.0 x1
Transfer Rate
Up to 5Gb/s
RAID
RAID 0/1 JBOD
Operating Systems Supported
Mac OS X 10.5 and later

Features

Features
2 USB 3.0 type-A ports

Supports up to 2 external USB HDD/SSD

Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 & 1.1

Hot-Swap and Hot-Plug

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the HighPoint Technologies, Inc. RocketU 1022AM

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  • Jeff H.
  • 11/29/2012 7:45:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCrashed My 2.4 Ghz Quad Core Ver 6.8

Pros: None - Crashed system

Cons: Whenever I plugged a device into the 3.0 the system crashed.

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  • Nestor V.
  • 10/19/2012 11:29:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoes not work

Pros: Has great reviews.

Cons: Does not work correctly in OS X 10.8 and 10.7.5 releases - no external drives visible.

When HighPoint Support was contacted, the following response was received:

"There is a issue with our RocketU 1022AM controllers working correctly in 10.8 and 10.7.5 releases. A support ticket was open with Apple Inc, for their assistance in solving this issue. We are currently waiting for a reply from Apple on what to do next.

At this point, we can recommend that you return the RocketU controller if you can still do so from where it was purchased since we cannot provide a reasonable fix date for this issue.

Regards

HighPoint Support Team

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  • Frank G.
  • 7/21/2012 3:59:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMac Card that Works in Win7 but not OS X

Pros: Works as advertised, but in Windows only!

Cons: Prevents sleep in Macs. Per other reviews elsewhere, High Point knows this but offers no solution (yet).

Other Thoughts: Gave it two stars because it did work in Boot Camp and was pretty darn fast. Too bad a card advertised as specifically for the Mac doesn't act like it.

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  • Johnny B.
  • 6/21/2012 1:51:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood external RAID option for Mac Pros

Pros: Easy to setup and use. It works like a standard RAID card, but USB ports make connections much simpler. The performance is comparable to many SATA PCI-E cards, and is very reasonably priced for a Mac-only RAID controller. RAID 0, 1 support is a nice addition (the card has its own software - not created using Disk Utility). Seems to work fine with large drives as well (I have a pair of 3TB Freeagents).

Cons: No issue with the product, but the name is really confusing - it can be very hard to find information about it online if you don't search using the full name: “RocketU Dual USB3.0 for Mac”.
Newegg lists Ru1022AM? Maybe Highpoint's part number? Some will confuse the Highpoint RU1022A with this card. DO NOT make this mistake. The "A" is for PC's only, and is actually a different design (check the pictures).

Other Thoughts: Good external RAID option for Mac Pros - performance is on par, and USB ports/connectors are much easier and more reliable, in my opinion, than eSATA (and cheaper than external MiniSAS). Also, you don't need the power cable to use the card - this is for the odd USB3.0 device that isn't self powered.

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  • Ralph L.
  • 2/21/2012 4:48:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo Power

Pros: Don't have any, doesn't work without power

NOTE: Four port card from same firm appears to get power from pci-e buss

Cons: Does not include power cable, paper directions did not include that a separate power cable is required. On-line directions include mention you need to connect this card to external power.
Companies support web-site does not include any special notes on this issue
Still have not been able to find a power cable that will power this card.

Other Thoughts: I'm better the 4 port from the same firm is a better idea

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