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September 23, 2013

HighPoint RocketU 1144C Now Shipping

HighPoint, an industry leading Storage HBA and solutions manufacturer, is now shipping the world's fastest USB 3.0 controller - the RocketU 1144C. Powered by HighPoint's award winning per-port performance architecture, blazing fast PCI-E 2.0x4 host interface and UAS technology, the RocketU 1144C is the world's fastest USB 3.0 storage controller! The RocketU 1144C is an all-in-one, high-performance USB 3.0 connectivity solution for any PCIe capable desktop and workstation PC. In addition to high-performance storage devices, the 3rd generation RocketU 1144C supports all industry standard USB 2.0 and 3.0 peripherals, such as device hubs, card readers and interface devices.

The RocketU 1144C delivers unprecedented levels of performance when paired with UAS capable storage devices, such as the RocketStor 5422 USB 3.0 Storage Dock. UAS (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) enables USB 3.0 devices to store and process multiple commands in parallel; significantly reducing wait time and streamlining data transfers. The speed and efficiency advantages provided by UAS technology are ideal for multi-tasking and performance-hungry applications.

HighPoint's third generation 4-Port USB 3.0 HBA provides all of the same features as previous 4-port HBAs. Customers using the RocketU 1144A and RocketU 1144B can upgrade directly to the RocketU 1144C - just swap out the card and you are good to go! No complicated installs or driver updates required! The RocketU 1144C the industry's best all-in-one USB 3.0 upgrade - take full advantage of the dramatic performance boost delivered by UAS enabled storage while simultaneously adding full support for all industry standard USB 2.0/3.0 devices to any PC!
  • HighPoint per-port Performance Architecture: 4x Dedicated 5Gb/s USB 3.0 Ports
  • UAS Enabled - 30% performance Boost over non-UAS configurations!
  • New Compatibility Breakthrough: Supports all Industry Standard USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 Devices!
  • Performance Companion for RocketStor 5422: Industry's fastest USB 3.0 Storage Dock!

The RocketU 1144C HBA is available immediately from HighPoint's world-wide network of Distribution and Retail channels.