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HighPoint RocketU 1144C 3rd Generation 4-Port USB 3.0 Controller Card, PCI-Express 2.0 x4

  • 4 x USB3.0 External Connectors
  • Super Speed USB 3.0 - 5 Gb/s per USB port
  • 20Gb/s transfer bandwidth
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RocketU 1144C


USB 3.0
External Connectors
4 x USB3.0
PCI-Express 2.0 x4
Transfer Rate
Super Speed USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s per USB port
Operating Systems Supported
Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, 7 / Linux Distributions
3.78" L x 3.74" H x 0.06" W


4 USB 3.0 ports with Type A connectors (female)

20Gb/s transfer bandwidth

Optimized for all USB 3.0 storage devices

Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 & 1.1

Hot-Swap and Hot-Plug

Thunderbolt Aware

UAS Enabled

Compliant with xHCI (Extensible Host Controller Interface) Specification.


Package Contents
1) RocketU 1144C Host Controller
2) Quick Installation Guide
3) Software CD

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • BILL D.
  • 10/9/2014 9:06:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well in most systems

Pros: - Very fast and lots of ports.
- Works great in Dell and IBM servers
- Does not require a power connector (which can be hard to find in a server).
- No drivers needed for Server 1012 R2.

Cons: - Does not work properly in several HP servers, e.g. DL160G6. Often disappears from system until reboot
- Does not detect many non-storage devices.

Other Thoughts: Would recommend for anyone wanting to add additional USB storage to a non-HP server.

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  • Gregory C.
  • 3/6/2014 1:41:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPLX 8609 driver requirement

Pros: This is a follow-up for a review I made earlier.

Cons: if the driver is not signed, it might not installed.

Other Thoughts:

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  • Brandon R.
  • 1/13/2014 6:25:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsSolid Full Bandwidth 4 Port USB 3.0

Pros: Uses a PCIe splitter to connect to 4 separate USB 3.0 chipsets each with 1 port. Enables full speed 5Gbps bandwidth on each port simultaneously.
Uses ASpeed controllers which have exceptional compatibility with various USB 3.0 devices.

Cons: Uses PLX PCIe Splitter (PEX 8609) which appears in device manager as Base System Device and does not have available drivers. Does not impair functionality, but appears sloppy to have uninstalled devices in device manager.

Splitter can in unusual circumstances conflict with motherboards. Conflicts with early BIOS ASUS Z9PE-D16 boards. ASUS resolved with BIOS update.

Other Thoughts: Full height card.

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  • Matt T.
  • 10/8/2013 10:46:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSmooth Sailing

Pros: Installed in my Dell PowerEdge R710 and Server 2012 recognized it and installed it without any intervention on my part. Attached a USB 3.0 external HDD and started a backup job.

Cons: none

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  • Gregory C.
  • 9/5/2013 7:34:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well

Pros: Good quality, separate controllers for each port, four PCIe lanes...

Cons: Full-height card, cannot be used in half-height applications

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