HighPoint Launches the Industry’s First 20Gb/s Hybrid USB 3.0 HBA
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
HighPoint Technologies, Inc., the industry’s price-leader for SATA and SAS HBA and storage solutions expands its performance-leading USB 3.0 product line, launching the industry’s first Hybrid USB 3.0 HBA, the RocketU 1142A. Powered by 4 independent 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 controllers and a PCI-Express 2.0 x4 interface, the RocketU 1142A is an ideal USB 3.0 upgrade solution for high-performance desktop and workstation PCs.
The RocketU 1142A is the ultimate USB 3.0 upgrade for desktop and workstation PCs. The unique hybrid port architecture features two external 5 Gb/s Type-A ports, and a 10 Gb/s internal expansion port that allows to add USB 3.0 device support to the front panel of desktop and workstation chassis. The two industry standard type-A ports support a variety of external storage devices including USB 3.0 hard drives, SSDs, enclosures and docking bays. The internal port delivers 10 Gb/s worth of transfer bandwidth, and was designed for use with standardized 19-pin USB 3.0 front panel card-readers and device hubs.
RocketU 1142A is fully backwards compatible with PCI-Express 1.0 systems, supports external USB hard drives, SSDs, and enclosures of generation and can be easily installed into any standard PC-based desktop and workstation. Device drivers are readily available for popular PC operating systems including Windows 7, Vista, 2008.
Only HighPoint can deliver 20 Gb/s host-to-target USB 3.0 storage solutions with dedicated 5 Gb/s per-port performance. The RocketU 1142A is the ideal host controller for HighPoint’s 10 Gbs RocketStor Storage Enclosures and RocketPanel USB 3.0 front panels. The hybrid internal/external port configuration, dedicated SuperSpeed controllers and PCI-E 2.0 x4 bus-speeds deliver an unprecedented combination of performance and versatility.
The RocketU 1142A will become available late-February to early March, from HighPoint’s world-wide network of Distribution and Reseller channels.