Sonnet Announced High-Performance USB 3.0 PCI Express Adapter Card

/ 1 year ago


Your system might have a lot of USB 3.0 ports already and you might even have extended them with a hub or two for more availability, but the speed will be shared among all these ports and it will slow down on one if you tax another.

That’s not a thing that’s acceptable for professional workers where time equals money. Sonnet has the solution with their newest PCI-Express add-in card, the Allegro Pro USB 3.0 card.

The card doesn’t just come with four more USB 3.0 ports for your system, it also has four controllers – one for each port. This in return means that all four ports are able to run at maximum speed without impacting each other.


Thanks to Sonnet pro card that supports data transfers up to 450 MB/s per port and up to 1800 MB/s aggregate for the card, you can be sure that your files are transferred as fast as possible.

Sonnet also built the Allegro Pro USB 3.0 PCIe card to provide extra power through its ports without the need for an auxiliary power cable. Delivering up to 10W of power per port, this Sonnet solution supports USB 3.0 bus-powered hard drives, SSDs, DVDs and Blu-ray devices without the need to connect an additional AC power adapter as well as charging power hungry devices such as the iPad.

“With the card’s one-controller-per-port design and charging port capabilities, the Allegro Pro USB 3.0 PCIe card is a uniquely powerful solution for users needing to add USB 3.0 ports to their system,” said Robert Farnsworth, CEO of Sonnet Technologies. “Users connecting multiple drives for backups and drive-to-drive duplication can benefit from significantly faster data transfers, and all will appreciate the 10W of bus-power per port with charge and sync capabilities.”

The new Allegro Pro USB 3.0 card is compatible with OS X 10.8.5+ as well as Windows 7, 8, 2008, and 2012 and comes with an MSRP of $129.00 and is backed by a 5-year warranty.

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