Monday, October 21st 2013

HighPoint Launches the 1st USB 3.0s PCIe Controller with >1.2 GB/s Transfers

HighPoint Technologies has been a pioneering force in the storage industry, unleashing the world's 1st USB 3.0 PCie Controllers to deliver over 1.2GB/s of transfer performance, backed by a revolutionary dedicated per-port Performance Architecture design! In 2011, HighPoint launched the industry's first dedicated 5Gb/s USB 3.0 HBA's and Storage docks. Powered by an innovative new USB 3.0 architecture and quad-port HBA design, these new product series featured dedicated 5Gb/s controllers for each USB port, and were capable of delivering an entirely new level of performance for a USB-based storage solution - up to 250MB/s per port! Our RocketU HBA's and RocketStor storage docks were the fastest USB solutions on the market, but had only begun to scratch the surface of our revolutionary 20Gb/s architecture.

Never one to rest on our laurels, HighPoint forged ahead, endlessly refining our design to fulfill the promise of USB 3.0 true performance potential. 2013 marked the introduction of our 3rd generation USB 3.0 HBA's, the RocketU 1144C and RocketU 1144E, and our 2nd generation USB 3.0 storage dock - the RocketStor 5422. These revolutionary storage solutions are powered by the latest iteration of our industry-leading Per-Port Performance Architecture, and are capable of delivering over 1.2GB/s of real-world transfer performance!

These new products allow each storage device to queue and process multiple commands in parallel; significantly reducing wait time and streamlining data transfers. The speed and efficiency boost provided by these refinements are ideal for multi-tasking and performance-hungry applications such as the acquisition of raw HD footage, video steaming, and media post production.

Introducing the RocketU 1144C & 1144E HBA - the World's Fastest USB 3.0 Storage Controllers
Powered by dedicated 5Gb/s controllers, PCIe 2.0x4 host interfaces and UAS support, HighPoint's RocketU 1144C and RocketU 1144E represent the industry's fastest USB 3.0 storage controllers. In addition to high-performance storage devices, HighPoint's 3rd generation USB 3.0 HBA architecture supports industry standard USB 2.0 and 3.0 peripherals, such as device hubs, card readers and interface devices. Each HBA is Thunderbolt aware, and ready to deliver performance and utility beyond simple desktop storage.

Introducing the RocketStor 5422 - the industry's fastest USB 3.0 Storage Dock
HighPoint's RocketStor 5422 is the industry's highest-performing dual-bay USB 3.0 storage dock, and is ideal for today's fastest 6Gb/s SATA SSD's and large capacity 4TB hard drives. The innovative dual-5Gb/s bay architecture and UAS capability, when used in conjunction with HighPoint 3rd generation USB 3.0 HBA's deliver an unprecedented level of storage performance for a USB-based docking solution.

Availability and Pricing
RocketU USB 3.0 HBA's and RocketStor USB 3.0 Storage Docks are available immediately from HighPoint's world-wide network of Distribution and Retail channels.
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2 Comments on HighPoint Launches the 1st USB 3.0s PCIe Controller with >1.2 GB/s Transfers

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FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
http://www.highpoint-tech.com/USA_new/cs-product_RU.htm

I wonder why 1142A the only one that has an internal header. They (or someone) needs to make a card with a mix of external USB3/eSATA6 with internal SATA and a USB header. There's so many old computers out there that could use a kick in the ass from SATA6 + USB3 board.

My ideal board would have two internal SATA6 (must support hotplug), two external USB3, and one USB3 header.
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The Von Matrices
by: FordGT90Concept
http://www.highpoint-tech.com/USA_new/cs-product_RU.htm

I wonder why 1142A the only one that has an internal header. They (or someone) needs to make a card with a mix of external USB3/eSATA6 with internal SATA and a USB header. There's so many old computers out there that could use a kick in the ass from SATA6 + USB3 board.

My ideal board would have two internal SATA6 (must support hotplug), two external USB3, and one USB3 header.
What about the ASUS U3S6 card? It was discontinued a while ago but it did solve this problem. (It didn't have internal USB 3 headers though)

The only way now is the two card solution to upgrading older PCs, but it's a lot more common for a PC to have two spare PCIe x1 slots than one spare PCIe x4 slot. You can get a VIA VL810 USB 3 PCIe x1 controller card with internal header and 2 external ports for $20 and a SATA 3 PCIe x1 controller card with internal ports for $12.
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