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HighPoint RocketU 1144E PCI-Express 2.0 x4 USB 3.0 Host Controller

  • 2 x USB3.0 + 2 x eSATA External Connectors
  • Up to 6Gb/s

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RocketU 1144E


USB 3.0
External Connectors
2 x USB3.0 + 2 x eSATA
PCI-Express 2.0 x4
Transfer Rate
Up to 6Gb/s
Operating Systems Supported
Supports Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, 7
Supports Mac OS X 10.8.3 and later
Linux OS support with xHCI driver of Kernel v2.6.31 or later
4.72" L x 4.53" H x 0.75" W


Two USB 3.0 ports with type A connectors / Two 6Gb/s eSATA ports

6Gb/s per eSATA Port and 5Gb/s Per USB 3.0 Port

20Gb/s transfer bandwidth

Optimized for all USB 3.0 & eSATA storage devices

Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 & 1.1

Hot-Swap and Hot-Plug

Thunderbolt Enabled

UAS Enabled

Compliant with xHCI (Extensible Host Controller Interface) Specification V1.00.

Package Contents

Package Contents
RocketU 1144E Host Controller
Software CD
Quick Installation Guide
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Customer Reviews of the HighPoint Technologies, Inc. RocketU 1144E

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  • Isaac H.
  • 3/16/2015 5:04:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsPrevious review not appropriate

Pros: Very nice idea and excellent specifications. Very good selection of chipsets for this purpose.
I have not purchased this yet, but I have used other HighPoint USB 3.0 cards in servers and have found them to work very nicely and they are very fast. I'm an IT professional and have been in the business for many years. I primarily use Linux on servers, but also work with Windows and Mac, though I've not had nearly as much experience with Mac.

Cons: Previous reviewer lacks knowledge of Windows drivers and related matters. When the SM Bus drivers are missing, you have failed to install some of the most important drivers the system requires to operate normally. The SM bus (System Management Bus) is part of the chipset on the motherboard. You need to install the chipset drivers for the motherboard. This is not a fault of this card... It is a failure to properly research and learn what must be done to make a server function properly.

Other Thoughts: I intend to purchase one of these cards very soon to install in a customer's server and will post a review of my findings.

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  • David F.
  • 8/1/2014 12:43:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggseSATA bummer

Pros: It doesn't work for me. So, none.

Cons: It doesn't work for me.

Other Thoughts: This card was recommended for servers (I'm running Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials on a SuperMicro X10SLM-F). I installed all of the drivers from's site but I still have errors in Device Manager (base system device, PCI data acquisition, RAID controller, SM bus controller, Unknown device) and the eSATA ports do not work. I haven't tested the USB ports. I'd appreciate any and all help. This is the first server I've tried to build.

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